CNC for Musical Instruments & Woodworking

CNC for Musical Instruments & Woodworking

Modern luthiers and instrument makers are using PCNC mills in concert with today's digital design tools to enhance their craftsmanship and artistry.

Milling Exotic Materials with Behemoth and Colossus

Artisan Dice is a company that takes gaming very seriously. Using both a PCNC 770 and a PCNC 1100, they make craftsman-quality dice out of several different kinds metals and exotic woods for the Dungeons & Dragons crowd. Using every inch of a 400 sq. ft. garage, the company …

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Making of a Maker: Kent Myers on PCNC
California-based Kent Myers uses his PCNC 1100 to make projects with wood and metal, documenting the creations on his blog KentMyers.net. Some of his recent projects include a driving simulator, replacement components for his personal vehicles, and a teleprompter/camera rail system.

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CNC Machined Trumpet Mouthpiece
Dr. Dave Harrison is a physician by day and accomplished trumpet player by night. Pulling from his medical background, and with the help of a Tormach PCNC 1100, he developed "The Wedge"—an anotomically-superior brass and steel mouthpieces sold to musicians at WedgeMouthpiece.com.

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Modern Luthiers Embrace CNC for Guitar Building

Amateur guitarist and professional technologist John Bower in Santa Cruz, California uses his PCNC 1100 to supply some of the world’s most renowned luthiers with parts for their hand-crafted guitars.

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Milling for Hobby, and for Profit

Small shops have found a lot of success milling parts and components with both the PCNC 1100 and the PCNC 770 mills. Tim Lothe has developed an …

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Something for Everyone at Theriot Contracting
Joe Theriot of southern Louisiana uses his PCNC 1100 to fulfill custom orders to large-scale industrial jobs at his home-based machine shop, Theriot Contracting. Specializing in wood, aluminum, and steel, Theriot’s recently made BBQ grill entirely on his mill.

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Tormach PCNC 1100 Mill becomes a Miniature Naval Shipyard Workhorse

Model maker, hobbyist and artist Paul Szudzik uses his Tormach PCNC 1100 to save time, boost production and bring his creativity to life.

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Augmenting Craftsmanship at Nagahara Flutes
Over the past decade, Nagahara Flute Operations Manager David Scarbro has been augmenting the flute making trade with the help of CNC. Scarbro developed customized Mach 3 screen sets that are used by the Nagahara craftsmen as they produce high-end flute bodies on the PCNC 1100.

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Making Wavelengths: CNC Machined Saxophone Mouthpieces and Ligatures
SAXWORKS owner Joel Harrison uses his Tormach PCNC 770 to machine saxophone mouthpieces and ligatures. Included in his list of satisfied customers is American alto saxophonist David Sanborn.

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