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A group for those near to London, weather you live near or just feel near spiritually. Even if you've never been to the "Great Metrolops" but feel some sort of emotional connection. Hope it helps people down south to co-ordinate a bit.

Location: London and southern England
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Exchanging info on sources of materials etc.

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Michael Baker Oct 13, 2012. 33 Replies

One of the things I thought we could do with this group is exchange information on sources of materials etc. I am a fairly recent convert to the world of CBGs so my experience is limited, but I'm…Continue

Tags: materials, sources, information, info, exchanging

Boxstock travel and places to sleep, anyone from the south east area fancy going in a goup?

Started by Barry "Backwater Jack" Nova Sep 18, 2011. 0 Replies

hows it going fellow CBGers? i want to go to Boxstock as im sure a lot of you do...theres just one problem (or rather a list of problems that il rap into one tidy package) i dont drive and im…Continue

Tags: London, Kent, boxstock

sidcup cigar box soiree

Started by Pyno. Last reply by MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) Jul 23, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi everyoneFollowing the success of Brian's Newton Abbot shindig we have decided to organise the Sidcup cigar box soiree. To be held on Saturday 10th September 2011 at the Old Bexley & Sidcup…Continue

CBGs in Luton and Cambridge

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Mark Jun 7, 2011. 6 Replies

Just a little reminder. Coming up this Friday (10th June 2011) in Luton is the legendary Chickenbone John. Details…Continue

Tags: music, festival, Camberidge, Luton, StumbleCol

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Comment by Brian Reagor on March 20, 2011 at 12:53pm

We have in our town a recycle building materials outlet that also has bits and pieces of antique furniture components, I have lucked out this week because they are having a 1/2 off sale on all of the old furniture stuff so yesterday I bought a set of 4 curved, (sort of), antique wood legs, about 3.5-4 feet in length, for my next project which is going to be a large box with a dulcimer type neck on front edge with unit on these legs I just bought. Also just bought from same place a large bag, probably 40-50 of these chrome sprinkler inserts that will work perfect for using on sound holes, $4. for the legs and $5. for the chrome inserts. I just love junk stores~

 

Comment by Allan on March 20, 2011 at 10:43am

LOL does a long ferry ride count?

Allan

Comment by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw on March 19, 2011 at 7:58pm
Hi Steve. That sounds like a really good contact. Thanks for posting that.
Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on March 19, 2011 at 3:28pm
that size should read 1 1/2" x 3/4" x 35"
Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on March 19, 2011 at 3:26pm

Hi fellas, i found a really good seller of hardwood in Bushey, i ordered two 1 1/2" x 3.4" x 55" oak pieces for fifteen quid for my necks and they worked out great, straight as a die - will order more next week!

A.Thornton, phone 0208 950 1020 -  132 Bushey High street WD233DJ, his wood store/workshop is opposite the Golf Club behind the car wash....tell him Steve sent you, be nice to him...(-;

Comment by Brian Reagor on March 19, 2011 at 10:12am
The other night at about 3:00am I woke up and had this idea about a box type guitar that sits on a stand that has a dulcimer type fingerboard on the front edge except strung like a 3 or 4 string cigar box guitar and similar tunings. The difference would be that the box would be a large box like a small trunk with a few decorative sound holes and wired with pickups, tone and volume controls, etc. and the fingerboard would have holes drilled through it at the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th fret positions and these holes will act as string resonating holes as well as fret position indicators because like a dulcimer there will be a cut out on the box top underneath the fingerboard for sound as well as the couple of decorative ones on the remaining portion of the top. But this instrument would be played with a slide or like a dulcimer or like like a lap slide guitar, I am excited to build this and an after thought I had is the large box could have a built in amplifier in it as well, kind of a self contained unit, well, we will see. I'll keep everyone updated.
Comment by Alan Roberts on March 19, 2011 at 10:06am

Hey John!

Although I'm a Yank, I went to high school in London. My sister is married to an Englishman in Surry, and I try to get over as often as I can. I could give you a list of my favorite London pups, or way-offtrack museums to see. Alas, I will not be over there this year. But have fun and don't eat any of the local (English) food!

Comment by Brian Reagor on March 19, 2011 at 9:56am

Hey John, Thanks for the invite, also, thanks again for the helpful tips on filing the brass piece for the bridge a while back.

About London, my daughter was detained there and sent back to the U.S. a few years ago on her way to Edinburgh Scotland because of her status, she was going there to do volunteer work for a small church affiliated with the United Methodist church here in Oregon where she attends.She got to go back finallywhen she had her paperwok done right. She has been to Scotland twice now and Loves it, she wanted to see the Queen and Royal family in London but didn't get to so she plans to go back, lol.She was also estatic about being at the location in Edinburgh where Tom Hanks made the movie "The DaVinci Code"

 

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Exchanging info on sources of materials etc.

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Michael Baker Oct 13, 2012. 33 Replies

sidcup cigar box soiree

Started by Pyno. Last reply by MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) Jul 23, 2011. 1 Reply

CBGs in Luton and Cambridge

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Mark Jun 7, 2011. 6 Replies

Chickenbone John at MAB in Luton - Friday 10th June

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Barry "Backwater Jack" Nova May 25, 2011. 12 Replies

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