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Make: Volume 44 by Jason Babler

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Carbon-Fiber Acoustic Guitar

Written by Seth Newsome

Use free 3D design tools to mold a tough, sleek guitar body (or anything else) in high-tech composite

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SETH NEWSOME is a teacher turned maker living in San Francisco. He loves to explore how to create things (especially in wood), to master new methods, and then pass on his knowledge and teach others how to do the same thing.

HERE’S HOW I MADE THE BODY FOR MY CARBON-FIBER ACOUSTIC GUITAR, AS PART OF A WORKSHOP AT TECHSHOP in San Francisco. It’s a great technique that anyone can do. First you design a 3D mold made of stacked-up slices of cardboard, using Autodesk’s free 123D Make software. ...

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