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Basic must have tools and workshop pics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Frederick Jul 20. 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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Mike replied to Sean's discussion Anyone belong to a Makerspace etc?
"Yeah at 30km away it does makes you think if its worth it! Luckily my local one is only a few miles across town. Also looking forward to the possibility of laser cut stuff, could be fun and interesting. Ultimately i think im gonna visit ours for a…"
Sep 6
Mike replied to Sean's discussion Anyone belong to a Makerspace etc?
"Hey Sean. I tracked down your original thread on this to keep it in one space. So... Ive just got back from our local makerspace here in knoxville Tn. I Finished work and excitedly sped home to load up with lengths of hardwood and various tools and…"
Sep 5
Mike replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"This weekends project, slowly coming along"
Sep 5
Mike replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Soumds like a good haul over the weekend then, i managed to find an old license plate, a couple of files, a pair of cutters perfect for fretting and a irwin clamp at the flea market. Finally goimg to check out our local makerspace tonight but need…"
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"Woah! Hope everyones ok Paul"
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Mike replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Been working on this lil uke today, got so far then realised ive only got three tuners, no string ferrules... At least it gives me a few days to do the fretting and decide if i want to make it electric or not ☺"
Aug 19
Mike replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I just recieved some fret wire i ordered from a chinese supplier, took about two and a half weeks but for an 8' foot length it was only 2.50. Really cant complain about that. Still waiting on the elctrics and tuners tho."
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Scarf jig

"It still needs some work, cutting the excess off, adding another guide rail etc. But couldnt wait to test it out"
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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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