Last month in San Francisco, TechShop members had a little party over the weekend to make their own custom guitars. That’s rad enough, but the workshop aimed one step further and taught them how to do it in Carbon Fiber.
The process is simpler than you’d think. With a basic guitar body design, you can build a model in 3D software (123D Design is free), then take that file via an .stl model into 123D Make, which slices the model into cross sections that you can laser cut (or go analog and grab an Exacto blade). Once those are stacked and glued together, you have a mold!! Read this Instructable on how to do to do it, you’ll get no spoilers here.
OR, you can listen to the Safety Third Show – in Episode 1, they go through the experience of the workshop and Blaine sings a little song.
Here’s the coverage on Wired Design: