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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:21 pm 
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A couple of years ago I posted this same question about neck carving macshines and am giving it another go. I fully understand manual carvers can not be compared with CNC, and that CNC is the technology of our time, but don't see myself moving into the CNC world at this point. I have little computer support here and no CNC programming experience.and I'm kinda old to go down that path. If I was younger, then yes. I see somesone selling a manual carving duplicator made by Carvermaster on Craigslist. They don't do instruments, so I can't get real info from them on how it might work for necks. Carvermaster says it will do a great job of carving guitar necks, and that they have sold many of their machines to luthiers, but they can't give me any references to talk to. Anyone used or seen one used? Have a great Holiday Season, Thanks, Bob

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:17 pm 
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Can't help with the carving machine but I'm not sure I would put your question in the kit guitar subforum. And you might want to reach out to the archtop builders who sometimes use dupli-carvers to lessen the labor of making tops and backs. Benedetto shows a home made one in his book, I think Siminoff used to use one.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:21 pm 

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Hi Bob I have no info on the Carvemaster but was curious if you have seen this
I built one for guitar necks and it works fine but I quit using it. I like things a little slower.

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