How to build a Fairy Cigar Box Ukulele and Flat Rat house. (Part Two)

Cut a 2"x2" strip of Maple. Rough cut shape of neck on bandsaw and fine tune with rasp, file and sand paper.

Have Flat Rats check it for quality control.

Cut hole on box top and then glue top on cigar box using books and magazines to clamp.

After glue dries plane top flush with box sides.

Glue on neck, fret board, bridge, nut and fairies.

Finish with Polymerized Tung oil, string and tune.

Fairies provided their own dust.

Flat Rats settling in.

WARNING: Choose your Flat Rats carefully. The ones found on the road side are gross and may not be the correct thickness.

Views: 74

Comment

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by Richey Kay on January 29, 2014 at 1:19am

Very good, concise and descriptive. Could I use flat cats, or are they best left for a bass?

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Cutting fret boards

Started by Billy Jerrells in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans 14 hours ago. 6 Replies

Cigar Box Amp Mods

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Murray 22 hours ago. 10 Replies

My Holiday Gift...

Started by Don Stachovak in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Bluesheart on Thursday. 8 Replies

Emi Sunshine Gives Special Cigar Box Guitar Performance

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Uncle John on Thursday. 2 Replies

Hub Cap cut out

Started by Mike "Honeyboy" Edwards in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Mike "Honeyboy" Edwards on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Latest Activity

Jim Morris commented on Uncle John's photo
Thumbnail

Looking for info on this mandolin

"I can't shed much light on the maker but I've seen these recessed tuners on a few old…"
7 minutes ago
Diglydog commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
15 minutes ago
Norbert Kochhan commented on Norbert Kochhan's video
Thumbnail

Cutaway check

"Ok, I'll try it, but first only in the bathtub without listeners. ;-)"
1 hour ago
Norbert Kochhan posted photos
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Norbert Kochhan's video
Thumbnail

Cutaway check

"LOL, Nub.   I thought you sang on a video or two.   Well, you sure play…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on crossroads's photo
Thumbnail

birthday bow

"Nice. "
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on TJ Fernandez's photo
Thumbnail

DSC_0701

"Yes, sir.  Inviting.  "
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
Thumbnail

Brass n Bone for Uncle John

"That puts a smile on me.   Thanks, Randy.  Nice job."
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on smilingdog1's photo
Thumbnail

Build Winner

"Cool and congrats!   And I hear you are having a swampy jam.  I am going to attend…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on TJ Fernandez's photo
Thumbnail

DSC_0708

"Classy and beautiful."
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Robert MacLeod's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_0695

"Good on you, Robert.  Some of us call that a Crow style and it is a great way to…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Papa D's photo
Thumbnail

remeo camacho

"What a nice and contrasting pair of guitars!"
1 hour ago

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service