Hello, I'm new to this forum. I am a Tool & Die maker living in Rochester, NY
I have always liked woodworking, & I bought a K2 CNC router to help a friend build guitars. I use mastercam & Mach3 to do my programing & toolpaths, but I still have a lot to learn. I hope I can pick up some useful info & shortcuts from all of you
Wood Chuck 59
Just out of curiosity, what size is your K2? Are you using Mach2 or Mach 3 to control it? I have a 25 x 14 " travel, and am using Mach 3. It took some getting used to, but I'm getting a little faster now. All things considered, it's not as rigid as I would have liked. What do you think?
This is a cutting board I finished this week. Do you have any photos of projects you've done?
Very cool Mike, I still need to make a vaccum shroud to collect the wood dust. My partner Greg & I will be making a guitar using cocobolo wood, & I hear that you don't want to breathe that dust. How well does yours work? Do you have to adjust the height durring the program? Did you buy it or make it?
His website is Rockbeach guitars. http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/boggs.com/
I hope this link works.
I tried to load a picture, but it didn't seem to work . I'll try it again.
K2 sells the dust hood. I am surprised you did not order it when you bought your machine. Mine works well. You adjust it when you load the tool. Your website is nice. You are a luthier, I'm just a CNC guy who wants to make parts for luthier's.
Here are 2 photos of a bass guitar in the process of being built. the first pic shows the body cut with the hollowed out resonance chambers. the second pic shows the neck pocket cut with the neck in place, & the bridge pockets cut & bridge pieces in place. The main body is Cuban Mahogany. The cover wood is Purpleheart. There is not any stain used on the guitar. That is the actual color of the wood. The neck was purchased.