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Rim Custom Basses
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30/01/2021 4:31 pm  

Hi all,

Names Robbie from Rim Custom Basses in the uk, (Bedfordshire) I've been making basses around 20 years now in my spare time and still loving it, looking to get my first bench top cnc machine this year, looking forward to seeing others work and if anyone whats any advice on basses send me a message

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Rim Custom Basses
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30/01/2021 4:34 pm  
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30/01/2021 4:55 pm  

@rim-custom-basses

Hi Robbie and welcome!

That’s a crazy design that you have there and I really like your slotted headstock, cheers!

Pratice on scrap...


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30/01/2021 5:15 pm  

I love that bass designs are so much more adventurous and interesting than most guitar designs.

Welcome @rim-custom-basses - look forward to seeing more of your work.

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02/02/2021 1:33 am  

Well Funky!!!

What's your average body thickness?


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darrenking
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02/02/2021 1:45 pm  

Hi Robbie,

Cool looking guitars! I can't be all that far from you (I'm in Letchworth) so if you ever want to have a chat about CNC/CAD/Toolpath software etc please let me know. Happy to pass on any experience that may be helpful in your CNC decision making.

Cheers and welcome to the club!

Darren


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11/02/2021 7:12 pm  

Names Robbie from Rim Custom Basses in the uk

@rim-custom-basses Welcome to the forum and guitar making revolution. This is some fine work from you, it’s all very impressive. I haven’t built a bass yet but it is on my list. I know where to come for advice when I do. 

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Rim Custom Basses
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11/02/2021 7:25 pm  

Hi buddy, my average body thickness is 40mm, this one's alittle slimmer at 37mm


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11/02/2021 7:26 pm  

No worries always happy to help on bass stuff 


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11/02/2021 7:31 pm  

Hi Darren, 

Would love to have some advice on cnc software, im currently designing in fusion and exporting dxf sketches into carbide create and easel which are basic cam software packages, my machine comes in May, fusion cam looks abit in depth but happy to hear your thoughts and would be cool to hook up in the future when we all can do so as your just up the road 👊

 


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12/02/2021 1:29 pm  

Hi, I use Vectric VCarve Pro to generate my toolpath files. The software has a large number of post processors but you would need to check that there is one that matches your machines controller.

One of the main advantages of this software for me is that it can import native Adobe Illustrator files which is the app I use for all my drawings. If you have a Mac then there is an app call 'Graphic' which is only about £30, and is pretty much a old/defeatured version of Illustrator, and it can save files in .ai format.

If you want to get into more advanced 3D carving then you can either upgrade to Vectric Aspire or import 3D models from another app into VCarve. Vectric have fully functional demo versions of their software on their site so you can try everything out before splashing the cash. You will find that VCarve is very easy to use and largely self intuitive. Again, Vectric have lots of very good training videos on their website.

Let me know anytime you want to pop in as we are open for business appointments.

Cheers

Darren


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