G'day all,

When I first began to get into this cbg thing, I quickly realised that there aren't any cigar boxes available in my part of the world, & they're too expensive on-line. That meant I had to make them. After my fist "proper" build, I realised that I needed to make a few jigs & tools to make it a bit easier. Here's a few pics - my box making jig. Works great, more on this when I use it next.


I made a sanding wheel with Velcro pad & table for my bench grinder.


A fret slot cutting jig - perfect 90 degree slots every time.

Slot jig with neck in it. Thin slot for fret saw, thick slot for regular saw.

Circular saw mounted underneath a saw horse = table saw.

underneath the saw horse.

Inside one of my boxes.

My first "proper" build. Sounds good too!

I use these things all the time on cbg builds, makes things much easier!

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