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Basic must have tools and workshop pics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Frederick 6 hours ago. 28 Replies

Hey again everyone!Ok, as an ex engineer and mad inventor, i want to know what you would consider in your basic/ must have cbg build kit. Oh and throw in pics of tools, gadgets and your creation…Continue

 

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Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Mike's discussion Guitar wall hangers in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Here's my upgraded hanger"
5 hours ago
MadGomer replied to Mike's discussion Guitar wall hangers in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Both look good gentlemen, carry on with the builds!"
5 hours ago
Chris Frederick replied to Mike's discussion Basic must have tools and workshop pics
"Here's a cheaper alternative to the dragon rasp... if you're building necks from scratch, I picked up a Japanese Shinto Rasp that I love.  Shapes the back of a neck very quickly and it's fun!  Can't get the rounded…"
6 hours ago
darryl kernaghan replied to Mike's discussion Basic must have tools and workshop pics
"extend the legs somehow Mike, at 6-5, nothing good for you bent over like that"
9 hours ago
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Mike's discussion Guitar wall hangers in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Looks good a simple salutation to your problem .I up graded mine as soon as I got home off holidays .I'll sling you a pic in a bit ."
10 hours ago
Lane Martin replied to Mike's discussion Basic must have tools and workshop pics
"Gotcha. N. AL here, so I'm a little familiar with humidity, but in my wood-framed, uninsulated shop, I haven't had the issue you describe with condensation. I have an old piece of cardboard that I put down before I apply finish of any kind…"
13 hours ago
Clark Rowden replied to Mike's discussion Basic must have tools and workshop pics
"In my case, I live in west central Florida where, in the summer (like now) the humidity is so thick it's "air you can wear" and MDF does poorly in high humidity settings. Plus, my garage is a detached steel building and during the…"
16 hours ago
Lane Martin replied to Mike's discussion Basic must have tools and workshop pics
"Just curious...why seal the MDF. I've always figured that it was a workbench, not furniture. My experience with sealed tops was that they were too slick and the last thing I want is for my work pieces to slide off the bench top. Of course,…"
18 hours ago
Lane Martin replied to Mike's discussion Basic must have tools and workshop pics
"I hear you. A shop stool has helped me a lot."
18 hours ago
Clark Rowden replied to Mike's discussion Basic must have tools and workshop pics
"I'm not that tall but creeping up on 70, I can relate to the stooping over. 2 of my 3 indoor work benches are just these tables:http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/471391/Realspace-Folding-Table-4-Wide-29/One with a 4' x 8' x…"
18 hours ago
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Basic must have tools and workshop pics
"Yeah, i love them as a multipurpose portable bench, just wish i'd got one with height adjustment. Being 6'5 involves lots of bending over and isnt the ideal workimg height. But... it was cheap and folds up outta the way"
21 hours ago
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Headstock templates in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thats the plan ☺"
21 hours ago
Clark Rowden replied to Mike's discussion Basic must have tools and workshop pics
"Nothing wrong with a workmate, I do a lot of work on mine."
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Gary Stenzel replied to Mike's discussion Headstock templates in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"This could turn into a really nice resource."
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Mike replied to Mike's discussion Headstock templates in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Awesome, thanks Joe, as soon as i get some laptop time i'll start compiling a google doc of all the designs and post a link for everyone to access. "
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2.5
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I love the home made music style of cbgs

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It was supposed to be an easy sunday! Now my heard hurts

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 9:26pm 6 Comments

Well i guess i've hit what can only be described as "builders block" (very similar to writers block).
Had a productive day making the neck and headstock for my #2 build only to spend the last 6 hours trying to decide on the rest of the design! I think ive picked the box to use, but so many ideas running through my head i cant make my mind up... Electric or acoustic? Fretted or not? Which tailpiece and bridge? Which tuners? Which sound hole covers? Aaaargh!!!!

The terrors of online window shopping

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 12:42pm 0 Comments

Oh no! I just had to stop myself from hitting add to cart about fifty times while window shopping on cb gitty! I only went on to look for some components for the next build and most importantly some more picks after my last one flew outta the car window on the way to work this morning. Supposed to be saving money for the wifes birthday so dont think it would have gone down well ☺

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Nice builds. Next time I go through Knoxville I will come by.
 
 
 

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