Components box: the dream team
Detail head and neck
3D model in Rhino
Screenshot from Partworks 3D, software to control the CNC router2
First test: foam2
Finishing toolpath (about 15 hous)
Neck while being milled
Milling machine finishing the neck2
Electronics to control the sound are hidden in a back pocket2
Shark bass guitar
Furniture, architecture maquettes, models, molds, lamps, boxes, panels, structures and much more has been digitally fabricated before, but how about the precision and the delicate balance of a musical instrument?
In order to face the challenge of this (ongoing) project, I took care of the machining of three phases (foam, wood test and final wood) and of the design of some of the assembling details.
The bass will be presented at the Fab 8 conference that will be hold in the summer of 2012 in New Zeeland.
Photo courtesy: Fablab Amsterdam
Thomas van Werff