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 Post subject: New Tool Day (Duplicarver)
PostPosted: October 31st, 2010, 6:08 pm 
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it's new tool day here at the shop 8-) I purchased this Duplicarver and will be getting it set-up to use to rough out my necks prior to hand detailing them. this should save me about 4 - 6 hours of rasp and spokeshave time per neck, and allow me to duplicate the rear contours consistently for the various scales, nut widths, and string counts

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I'll add images of this in use once I get the routing bed constructed. until then, it might just be a mystery as to what you're actually looking at

all the best,

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 Post subject: Re: New Tool Day (Duplicarver)
PostPosted: November 1st, 2010, 1:11 am 
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You're right! I look forward to seeing this tool in action to see how it relates to carving necks..... :)

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 Post subject: Re: New Tool Day (Duplicarver)
PostPosted: November 1st, 2010, 8:10 am 
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here's an image from the manufacturer website showing how this system would be utilized to duplicate the contoured top on a guitar body. utilizing this for a neck would be very similar

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this is essentially a 3D adaption of a pantograph system utilized in sign making. it's also a tool that pre-dates CNC tooling, and could well have been utilized by many of the guitar companies back in the 60's and 70's prior to their adoption of CAD and CNC

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 Post subject: Re: New Tool Day (Duplicarver)
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2010, 5:42 am 
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Very cool, it doesn't look that old! In a sense, it's an old-school tool. I hope it helps you increase not only your production schedule, but your profit margin as well! :mrgreen:

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