"Get a thin strip of wood, put the captive pronged nuts into that, and glue it to the underside of the box top, use a nut on the top side of the lid and bolt to secure it when it is done being adjusted. You might have to cut some out of…"
I was trying to get something in the 100 to 150 range, but I guess I am trying to get something a little more advanced than the 3 I have, and I didn't realize how much the CBGs can go for. I know they are worth it, there are some amazing builders here. More is just not in my budget right now. I only know I have to wait for just the right guitar, or have someone build it for me. I am trying to get a box that I used to have a CBG made from, but the builder sold it at a show I was doing. If I get it, I might try to find a builder that can use it for me. I do have a friend who builds custom guitars and dob ros, but not CBGs lol.
Thanks so much for the compliment on Dead Flowers. We had fun doing that. I am looking over your guitars, and you do some beautiful work. Do you sell them and if so, do you have a link? Also, can I ask what you use at the end of the neck for the ball end of the strings? I have 3 cigar box guitars that my friend built for me. But we used earing backs for top where the strings come through the neck, and nothing on the bottom. I find that the ball end of the strings are working there way into the wood, and I don't think it will be easy to change the strings.
I like your 8 of spades logo for your headstock. And your workmanship is very nice. I envy your f holes too. I just got a tiny drum sander for my dremmel today. It's getting close to small enough for a large f hole. I'll be trying it.