Been a long time since a little contest took place here and I had an ideal the other day (it hurt too). Maybe a contest to see what people can build using an old wood pallet to make a guitar. Get a pallet, take a picture of it before you start and than the build when done. Box would have to be made from the pallet wood. This would have to be after the first of next year because we are all going to be too busy with the holidays between now an than. Anyone interested or do I I need to go back to thunk'n?

Views: 627

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I never got to do a contest before. There's tons of pallets where I work, so I'm in!
Sounds cool Paul, I'd give it a go.
You bet, sounds like a good plan to me, I'm in. (:>}
HOLY COW! I had to open my big mouth! I never visualized anything like that!

Ted Crocker said:
The Taylor Pallet guitar. We can blow this away!

.

Sounds great to me. There is a van conversion place nearby that always has pallets out for the trash. After the new year though, as you said.
I think I have some wood left over from my house build,,

power tools arnt cheating they are just a faster way to get to the end. plus a lot of us dont have all the hand tools nessasary to build a guitar. like a drill i have 4 or 5 of them laying around all power.

Naz Nomad said:
... and to keep the comtest 'fair', hand tools only ... hehehe.
I just found a pallet in my barn that has some good hard wood and is reaaally old too then I saw this post!
Actually I found a stack of about 10 on my barn looks to me like I can get about 4 necks out of each pallet.
I have made stuff from pallet wood before and if you know which ones to look for there is some great wood in there.
oh sorry about that.
the sad thing is i dont have a planer so smothing the hard way is all i got. oh well thats life right.

Naz Nomad said:
Tim, I was kidding ... even the thought of getting pallet-wood smooth without a sander is pretty horrific. :-)))
I will use my hands to turn my band saw on.
Naz Nomad said:
... and to keep the comtest 'fair', hand tools only ... hehehe.
Sounds good, I'll try.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building Basics

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Neck though corner

Started by Engblom in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Infirmity Citrus President yesterday. 2 Replies

Canjo pickups

Started by David Blackburn in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Byrd Franklin Dec 22, 2022. 5 Replies

CIGAR BOX NATION CHRISTMAS ALBUM 2022

Started by Slowpaw Steve T in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker Dec 22, 2022. 21 Replies

DYI Box

Started by Jerry Draper in Using cigarboxnation.com - posting, profiles, web help. Last reply by Jerry Draper Dec 16, 2022. 11 Replies

Blog Posts

A Tribute

Posted by Ghostbuttons on January 15, 2023 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Let’s talk Aeolian…

Posted by BrianQ. on August 26, 2022 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

Latest Activity

Rich commented on Rich's photo
Thumbnail

RTL Superman tinbox -inside view

"I use the same bracing in most of my builds."
11 minutes ago
Rich commented on Rich's photo
Thumbnail

RTL Superman tinbox - whole view

"Thanks, Guys.  The tin boxes are easier to work with in some ways - and more difficult in…"
13 minutes ago
Randy S. Bretz liked AGP #'s photo
47 minutes ago
Randy S. Bretz liked AGP #'s photo
47 minutes ago
Randy S. Bretz liked AGP #'s photo
47 minutes ago
Randy S. Bretz liked AGP #'s photo
47 minutes ago
Bernie Edwards commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
Thumbnail

Off the Bench - Granddaughters 7 string Lyre

"That looks like a work of art!"
4 hours ago
Mother Orchid updated their profile
4 hours ago
AGP # posted photos
8 hours ago
AGP # liked RON NORTHCUTT's photo
12 hours ago
AGP # commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
Thumbnail

Off the Bench - Granddaughters 7 string Lyre

""WOWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" :-)"
12 hours ago
AGP # liked Randy S. Bretz's photo
12 hours ago

Music

© 2023   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->