I am a new guy around here. I am from Lithuania (eastern Europe). I became obsessed when I saw CBG's made by this comunity.. So I began to search stuff around me to try to build CBG and Tin can Banjo. In my country there is now traditions of cigar smoking, so just few tobacco shops, and they told me there is now chance to get a box from them. so ok F... Off! I am doing something else. I tried some "flee" markets and have found some stuff. Ebay would be really expensive for me, to send item from US to Europe + giant taxes THATS WAY TOO MUCH... I am really in DIY soul and THE music is not about money. So What I have found simmilar for my needs was: Two cookie tin cans for banjos, and two boxes. The first one is a small venier soviet military box that looks really nice, but I don't think that it could sound very good, because its venier ( 23cm x 16cm x 7cm).
Then after few days i have found a beautiful (cigar?) box. It was laying around in a antique store for 3 buck's. It looks old, it is very light in weight and has one crack. I think it is made of mahogany (23cm x 16cm x 6cm). Actualy I am not shure if the size is not to small for a CBG. Most CBG's around here looks bigger. what should I do with that box? ukulele? or is it possible to make a nice cbg?
First thing i want to do is to repair the wooden box crack's. Could you give me some advices. I attached the pictures to show the cracks.
I don't want to spoil this beautifull box for a first build, so I am thinking to start fith a Tin can bango. But I haven't seen any plans or meassurements for a banjo neck. could you give me any links, cause I couldn't find it.
I am sorry for my english. And sorry for stupid questions. I hope you'll understand.
Cheers from Vilnius city guys! :)
Well, we kept Rand busy for awhile..... LOL!
Hey Rand, just a note, the link in the announcement you sent everyone for the new group is to the old group. Otherwise, good idea and good job!