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Copy Carvers and Other Eli Whitney Clones

A discussion of building or buying a carver machine to using Bondo as a pattern and other helpful tips.

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Copy Carvers and other Eli Whitney clones

A discussion of building or buying a carver machine to using Bondo as a pattern and other helpful tips.

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Comment by Bob Harrison on November 16, 2014 at 1:06pm

JP Swenson, no updates yet. It does work well. I have been to busy building pups to really get serious with this tool.

Comment by JP Swenson on November 16, 2014 at 11:22am

Hey Bob,how's this beauty working for you?  Got any updates for the group?  How about a video of it in action, please?!  I for one would love to see you carving a guitar neck with it.

Comment by Bob Harrison on January 2, 2011 at 6:24pm
Thanks Ted.
Comment by Ted Crocker on January 2, 2011 at 5:02pm
Wow Bob, incredible job.  Good luck on the maiden voyage!
Comment by Bob Harrison on January 2, 2011 at 4:20pm

Big Green is ready for her maiden voyage. I completely rebuild the lower carriage to make her more stable. I am absolutely positive that I didn’t consider some unforeseen detail and will have to change something, but she looks pretty good at this time. But time will tell.
Comment by Bob Harrison on November 22, 2010 at 11:56am
This is a Hong-Roddman machine I have included this to show another type of duplicator system, I have seen this one in action it retails for about $20,000. The router goes straight up and down very ridge and precise. This is what the top gunsmiths use. But remember the rough stock blank with no machining typ. sells for $600 to $1800 or more. No room for error.

Comment by Bob Harrison on November 20, 2010 at 7:05am
Ted, one of the things I want to carve is the vintage Martin guitar necks with the diamond on the back. V shaped or round neck types. I feel this style would add a lot to the vintage looks of a cigar box guitar that I am after.

Comment by Bob Harrison on November 19, 2010 at 10:55pm
Ted,
My plans are to be a master luthier . I want to build the highest quility guitar necks and bodies for my builds.

Machines like this frees up a lot of time to be spent on other details that requier hand work, like my pups. My machine can build two necks at the same time if I need. Also build the highest quility gunstocks , tomahawk handles, native american flutes, And gosh whos knows what else.

Ted you need a copy machine.
Comment by Ted Crocker on November 19, 2010 at 10:37pm
You ain't kidding Heavy Duty, that's some serious machinery. What are your plans once it's done?

Good job Bob, thanks for sharing
Comment by Bob Harrison on November 19, 2010 at 8:15pm
Here's a photo off the copy carver site.

 

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