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John Sawyer commented on Wendell Low's blog post Licence Plate Box Build
"1/2" sides? No problem... I do it all the time.... I would make the box about 1/4"- 1/2" bigger than the plate so you have some coverage. The backs I normally use 1/8" ply... otherwise it might get heavy..."
Jul 14
darryl kernaghan commented on Wendell Low's blog post Licence Plate Box Build
"Boxes are a lot easier to make with thicker materials, more fudge room, less machining of wood, less bracing, but you generally pay the price in accoustic responce, not a big deal if you are making a full electric, and i have one git made from…"
Jul 11
Ron Lutz commented on Wendell Low's blog post Licence Plate Box Build
"I made one fron an c.1900 A Tinsley tobacco plug box. It has 1/4 inch sides and bottom. I did reinforce the top edges to allow for surface to attach the plate, has great resonance and sustain. You can see a picture of it on our Facebook page.…"
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gary herget commented on Wendell Low's blog post Licence Plate Box Build
"I make my lpg boxes from door skins. They are about 1/8 to 3/16 thick. All corners need to be braced."
Jul 11
Lonman commented on Wendell Low's blog post Licence Plate Box Build
"I have only made this one, but it too is thick, solid 3/4" whitewood. I use that because it was wood I already had and I made the box. I don't see any reason not to try the 1/2". That would make it lighter too. Have fun with it and…"
Jul 10
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Licence Plate Box Build

I'm thinking about doing a licence plate git and have been looking at various posts here there and everywhere and have noticed that almost all of the boxes that get built are rather thick.  Just wondering if there is a reason for this, as I have some really nice 1/2 inch Birch plywood that I got from my boss, and was considering using that to make the back and sides.  But as I said all I see are really thick boxes. So what do you guys think?And I know......... "There are no rules" ....but we…See More
Jul 10
Mike liked Wendell Low's discussion Iirst Build
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Rob Zamites replied to Wendell Low's discussion Iirst Build in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"It looks fantastic! Much better than my first (which is still in progress, I'm afraid), the rearmost in this pic... Can't wait to hear a sound clip!"
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Wendell Low replied to Reverend Bow's discussion Well. Now I'm commited
"Which "other" h o store? All I can find at my 2 locals are the oak and mahogany, and poplar and pine but I'm not using either of those .  Poplar once was one too many!"
May 18
Wendell Low replied to Scott Ross's discussion Poplar fretboard? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"What Brian said!!  I tried it on my last build (#3) and ended up having to glue in every fret. I doubt that I'll be using poplar again, at least not on a fretted CBG.  I'm still learning and it's taking me a while to figure…"
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Don Bear replied to Wendell Low's discussion Iirst Build in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I think  you did a very nice job.  Looks great!  One thing I learned is to fine tune the action by tweaking the height of the nut and bridge.  Mine was too high originally.  I read on this site that it should be the…"
Feb 18
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Justin Johnson videos form a link on Facebook
How many instruments have you built so far?
none
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Always been into the Blues, I dabbled with slide guitar for awhile and I like the simplicity of 3 strings.

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Licence Plate Box Build

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 7:35pm 5 Comments

I'm thinking about doing a licence plate git and have been looking at various posts here there and everywhere and have noticed that almost all of the boxes that get built are rather thick.  Just wondering if there is a reason for this, as I have some really nice 1/2 inch Birch plywood that I got from my boss, and was considering using that to make the back and sides.  But as I said all I see are really thick boxes. So what do you guys think?

And I know......... "There are no rules"…

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