Hey my wonderful friends!
About to start my second build and I have two cigar boxes but they are fairly small, prob OK for a diddley bo but too small for a 3 or 4 string!
So I'm considering glueing two boxes together which as it happens would be a perfect size, now my question is? will there be an issue acustically with the sound vibrating out of the boxes? because of a partition between the centre of the finished guitar box?
If so any way arround the prob?
much appreciate any advice in advance!
Are you planning on stacking them one on top of the other or end to end? I'm guessing end to end. You could cut a large opening in the ends where they meet , making it one larger box. I did a 3 box dulcimer and "ported" the ends where the boxes meet.
WEll, I thought I have a photo of the inside but can't find it now. I cut most of the ends off of the boxes but left a flange about 1/2" around the ends. I made a cardboard template of the size I wanted the opening and also to make sure the openings and the flanges lined up. Then I drilled through the flanges and bolted the boxes together with machine screws, nut and washers. I then put CA glue on the ends of the threads so that they will not vibrate loose.
If I get a chance I can remove a few screws and take a shot inside if you want. All 3 boxes will open together!
If its not any trouble that would be great but I dont want to put you out either!
that looks really sturdy very well done!
thanks for the pic!
It helped that the bottom box was the type where the lid sits on top of the box rather than between the ends like the one used for the upper box (that's as clear as mud, hope you know what I mean)
Thanks for your reply Tom, will check out your mystery build! thanks again!