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Basic must have tools and workshop pics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Frederick Jul 20, 2017. 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 Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Not so much on the workbench....but the dining room table....soon to be getting me in trouble. An evergrowing collection of amps and a stand alone pre amp i whipped up this afternoon."
Nov 18, 2017
Mike replied to Kevin Perlic's discussion Preamp?
"Amazing! Thanks John. I was picturing i'd have to take apart the preamp board and unsolder the 2.5mm from the board and replace with a 1/4" ."
Nov 5, 2017
Mike replied to Kevin Perlic's discussion Preamp?
"Hey Bluesheart. Just found this thread and i know it goes back a few years. Could you tell me how you wired up the input jack? It looks to me that most of the prenade pre amps have a 2.5mm jack for a rod piezo. I'd like to do the same as…"
Nov 4, 2017
Mike replied to Sean's discussion Anyone belong to a Makerspace etc?
"and I've found myself back in this thread again....  So, I bit the bullet and signed up as a full time member of the local maker-space. Just completed my first month trial and now have my own key so can go down anytime day or night.…"
Oct 15, 2017
MadGomer replied to Mike's discussion Guitar wall hangers in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Bob, I like that and might steal your design. One thing to consider to give it an even simpler/cleaner look is to screw it to the wall through the peg holes, and then tap the dowels in after driving in the screws. Thanks for the photo!"
Oct 12, 2017
Bob Rawson replied to Mike's discussion Guitar wall hangers in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Very simple piece of pine board with hardwood dowel pegs - works very well and is in-keeping with the simplicity of the guitar"
Oct 12, 2017
MARK PASCUZZI replied to Mike's discussion scarf joint / miter saw in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I have had great luck with wood dowels keeping the head stock from slipping when gluing.  it also looks pretty nice if you use  different wood as fr s contrast in wood color.  good luck on your builds!"
Oct 11, 2017
Mike replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Wow, i just checked and it would be 75 us for a single box!"
Sep 16, 2017
Rob wrobel and Mike are now friends
Sep 10, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Mike replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"This weekends project, slowly coming along"
Sep 5, 2017
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…"
Sep 5, 2017
Mike replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Woah! Hope everyones ok Paul"
Sep 5, 2017
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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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