I am wondering if there is any online site that sells build your own cigar box.
I have a CBG project that i am planning and i need boxes of a specific size and was hoping that one of you might be able to steer me towards a resource to build my own box
thanks in advance!
However, i think i was not being clear.
I do not need premade cigar boxes, I would like to find an online store that sells the components to build my own box, and then from building my box, i would build a CBG
so, basically i want to take a step further back and actually build my own box before i build the box into a CBG
About the only difference in the boxes I build for my "box guitars" and a cigar box guitar are the artwork on the box and the fact that cigar boxes actually open. I suppose if you have a band saw it's not that difficult to cut a home-made box so that it has a lid. The difficult part would be finding the appropriate hardware like the small hinges and clasp like what cigar boxes have. I suppose a good place to start your search for such hardware would be craft supply shops (both on- and off-line). A search on Google for "jewelry box construction" might lead you to a source. But for me, the ability to open a box is not so important, and the amount of extra work it would take (not having any electric saws) is a bit prohibitive. So, all my box guitar do not open.
As far as artwork goes, the limit is your creativity. Personally, I like the look of natural wood. But, I have seen some great decoration done with wood burning tools. Some builders have "decoupaged" (sp?) their boxes by gluing on paper based images and the like. Some have reproduced graphics and pasted them on. Others have painted beautiful paintings on theirs. I'm no artist, so you won't see any of these kind of boxes coming from me. But, you can see some of these works-of-art built by other members of CBN if you look through all the Pictures on Cigar Box Nation.
If you do find a source for small hinges and clasps for small boxes, let us know. There are probably other members who would like to make a sound box that opens just like a cigar box. I second Order99's recommendation of visiting the CBN discussion group "Home Made Resonator Boxes 101, v.2.0".
Here's a link to an online suppliers of hinges for jewelry boxes:
Rockler -- Woodworking and Hardware
Took less than 5 minutes using Google...
its a box. basic woodworking skills will get you by. like mentioned above, choose your wood and decide on how you want to do the joinery and make a box
one thing i would add is think about how a normal acoustic guitar is made, they use thin materials, usually less then 1/8" thick. look into how there are made using kerfing to hold the top/bottom and sides together
dam .. i was just gonna bust up some cigar boxes and sell them to him as a kit :-D
yes, i want plain boxes, no stickers, no markings
I wish to add my own custom marking to the box
thanks for the responses both sarcastic and sincere
:-D glad you have a sence of humor vermapyre , it was just meant in fun ;-)