Hi Chris, Things are well for me. I got a cbg near completion (my 10th) but have been slow at getting to it. Lately, I've been getting boxes at "Total Wine & More" store, The sell cigars and sell paper clad boxes for $0.75 and all wood for $1.50. I have about 20...waiting to be built! Good to hear from ya!
Hey, Chris, what's happening my man? Thanks for the b-day greeting, you're a month early, but what the heck, thanks anyway. What have you been up to? I'm still building, but haven't taken the time to add any photos for a while, fuess I better do it soon. Stay well and let me hear from you. Jess
Hey Chris, I'd be more than happy to answer your questions. I too found it frustrating finding out how to build my resonators. By the way, that's why I got into this cigar box guitar stuff,after shopping around for (real) resonator guitars. The one I wanted, a National tri-cone, nickel plated blues machine, about $3,500 caused me to decide to build my own, and I am sooo glad I did. I intend to sell my creations soon and am working hard at making that happen. Here's a link to find cones and coverplates and biscuits. http://www.republicguitars.com/partsaccessories.html
If you go to e-bay you can find chicken feeders, get the one that has the flat top so you can cut it out for biscuit/bridge, their about $5.99 + shipping. Keep in mind you'll have to angle the neck so you can get the strings to clear the chicken feeder, refer to my pictures and if you want I can post more detailed pics. The reso cone sits on a lip of a wooden ring, which I attach to the through piece of the neck. It all takes careful planing, on my "chicken head" reso I actually drew out the guitar full scale side view, it's not easy otherwise every joker would be making them. Hope this helps, let me know how your doin'.