Part 2

Hi y'all and thanks for coming back to see my progress.....

As I mentioned previously, I got 2 boxes. I thought, as this was my first build, I'd leave the nice one aside and use the basic Romeo & Juliet Box. 

It was not in the best of condition and the Irish Government Health Warning was very unsightly. I decide to strip it back. I removed all I could by hand. 

A bit of a mess but I got off quite a lot of it. I then used some lighter fluid to help loosen the glue and sand paper to remove the rest. Warning... the sandpaper I used was too course. I used 60grit as it was what I had lying around. If you are going down this dusty road, use higher grit paper. The wood under is very fine, so course sanding really cuts into it. Try also to rub (where possible) with whatever grain is on your box as you do not want vertical scratch marks across your box, but hopefully using higher grit paper will minimise this.

This process is a wee bit time consuming but don't rush it. Easy said in hindsight but hey, thats what this Blog if for. Don't fall into my pits. This will be the face of you CBG so take your time.... Sure whats your hurry. As Dave Coverdale says "Take me down Slow'n'Easy!" 

So squirt, rub, squirt, rub.... You will not effect your box if you get a bit too much fluid on your box. It evaporates pretty quickly. After a little bit of time (and a few shots of Jim Beam later...) you will end up with some akin to the pic below. Hopefully yours will be a bit smoother than mine.

Ok guys'n'dolls,

Have to get my 2yr old daughters brekkie ready before she gnaws through me leg!

Take it handy and I will have part 3 up real soon.

Bottoms up,

Col

Views: 81

Comment

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

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by jabes on June 17, 2014 at 9:01am

lighter fluid and jb , you musta bin flying...;)

Comment by darryl kernaghan on June 9, 2014 at 7:42am

haah,cool Col

Comment by Colum Burke on June 9, 2014 at 6:47am

Darryl..... Dude...... For the love of...... Oh feck it.... Roll with it I guess...... :)

Comment by darryl kernaghan on June 9, 2014 at 6:30am

yep,sqirt ,rub,,sqirt rub,then your daughters breakfast?doubt even rolph harris drove THATroad,looking good Colum

Comment by Colum Burke on June 9, 2014 at 5:36am
pmsl....I'd expect nothin' less from ya Kid...after I clicked 'post' I knew that one was comin' back to bite me in the ass!!!
Comment by The Phrygian Kid on June 9, 2014 at 4:52am

dude, you had me at squirt rub, squirt rub

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

Another Neck Strengthener

Started by Wayfinder in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague 18 minutes ago. 60 Replies

Ping string...

Started by Steve Earl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Steve Earl 32 minutes ago. 11 Replies

Two amp build questions

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter 15 hours ago. 9 Replies

One Finger Lesson: Take Me Home Country Roads - VIDEO & TAB

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Ron Oldoren yesterday. 1 Reply

One Finger Lesson: "Yesterday" by the Beatles - Video + TAB

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Zak Davis yesterday. 1 Reply

Latest Activity

Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Wayfinder's discussion Another Neck Strengthener
"Yep, there's yer resonating chamber..."
18 minutes ago
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Wayfinder's discussion Another Neck Strengthener
"Pretty soon, we'll only be using the box frame...hehehehe (as he sees the gears turning...)"
21 minutes ago
Steve Earl replied to Steve Earl's discussion Ping string...
"Yes!! i think this is how this next one will be. But even more challenging i think..... i see a lot…"
32 minutes ago
bemuzic commented on bemuzic's video
Thumbnail

FB Live - Busking in my favourite spot : -)

"thanks Digly,hope you're getting some sunshine out there too : -)"
1 hour ago
bemuzic commented on bemuzic's video
Thumbnail

FB Live - Busking in my favourite spot : -)

"thanks Rtzguitars, yeah I did this mainly for scotty dogs and cats ; -)"
1 hour ago
bemuzic commented on bemuzic's video
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's photo
Thumbnail

Old build. New saddle. (maybe temporary, but it sure works well)

"You nailed it, AGP.  Thanks, Erasmo.  That box was at my work place for the last 6 or so…"
1 hour ago
Erasmo Coco replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Blind willie Johnston and the birth of the blues
"Thanks for the share."
1 hour ago
Erasmo Coco liked Titch the Clown's discussion Blind willie Johnston and the birth of the blues
1 hour ago
AGP # liked John Rivers's photo
1 hour ago
AGP # liked CIGRGUITARS (RHYAN)'s photo
1 hour ago
Erasmo Coco commented on Uncle John's photo
1 hour ago

Music

Loading…

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

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service