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"Not many boxes are more than 2 inches deep, and it's not uncommon for them to as ski…"

ChickenboneJohn replied Nov 15, 2017 to Can a box be too shallow?

3 Dec 21, 2021
Reply by Raymond Grimmitt

"Simply make cuts to the required depth at about 1/2 - 3/4inch intervals with a tenon…"

ChickenboneJohn replied Nov 14, 2017 to Best/"Easiest " Way to notch out CBG Neck......?????

16 Nov 14, 2017
Reply by ChickenboneJohn

"Don't over-plan it..treat your first guitar as learning experience - it won't be per…"

ChickenboneJohn replied Mar 1, 2014 to Planning first build

4 Mar 1, 2014
Reply by Keith Stanford

"It's just a question of geometry. Can you put in a lower bridge?... if not, either y…"

ChickenboneJohn replied Jun 17, 2012 to Action

3 Jun 17, 2012
Reply by ChickenboneJohn

"Don't glue you neck in, for a first time it's much better to use screws, then if it'…"

ChickenboneJohn replied Nov 22, 2011 to My First CBG.Neck and piezo attach.

3 Jun 14, 2012
Reply by Honsik

"In order to give you a playable fretboard the frets all need to be set in as consist…"

ChickenboneJohn replied Nov 6, 2011 to fretting over frets

4 Nov 8, 2011
Reply by alectron

"Forget whether it's an A, D or G string, or 1st 2nd 3rd etc, just figure out which g…"

ChickenboneJohn replied May 31, 2011 to Conflicting Information - HELP

14 Oct 28, 2011
Reply by Barefoot Joel

"I draw mine out on a drafting programme and print them off for my classroom builds,…"

ChickenboneJohn replied Apr 1, 2011 to Downloadable paper dulcimer fret template

2 Apr 1, 2011
Reply by james mccarthy

"The spoke shave is handy for taking off relatively large amounts pretty quicky (be c…"

ChickenboneJohn replied Mar 28, 2011 to Rounding the back of the neck?

17 Apr 24, 2011
Reply by Jon Pruett

"I see a couple of UK guys here..a LOT of my timber comes out of skips..oak & che…"

ChickenboneJohn replied Mar 27, 2011 to Getting started

14 Apr 2, 2011
Reply by Slowpaw Steve T


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Can a box be too shallow?

Started by Sean Murphy. Last reply by Raymond Grimmitt Dec 21, 2021. 3 Replies

beginner mistake

Started by r.j. hassler. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Jul 3, 2021. 1 Reply

Removing box labels

Started by Robert Dawkins. Last reply by Order99 Jul 6, 2020. 8 Replies

Build 2!

Started by Sean Murphy. Last reply by Sean Murphy Oct 28, 2018. 3 Replies

Best/"Easiest " Way to notch out CBG Neck......?????

Started by Brian M Nusser. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Nov 14, 2017. 16 Replies

First build, not-great results

Started by Sean Murphy. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Nov 14, 2017. 3 Replies

Neck length

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Nov 9, 2017. 4 Replies

"If you wand to get something done real bad . . ."

Started by Michael Zimmerle. Last reply by Richard Dean Oct 23, 2017. 2 Replies

First build and a broken string.

Started by Dan Mullen. Last reply by Richard Dean Oct 23, 2017. 8 Replies

What type of saw to use?

Started by Anne M. Fridley-Owen. Last reply by Anne M. Fridley-Owen Dec 4, 2016. 3 Replies

*()@%&$! Piezo

Started by Chance. Last reply by Chance Oct 24, 2016. 3 Replies


Started by tommy farrar. Last reply by tommy farrar Nov 28, 2015. 2 Replies

Tail - or where the strings are mounted

Started by evanmars. Last reply by Richey Kay Aug 26, 2015. 7 Replies

My fifth build

Started by James A OBrien Apr 7, 2015. 0 Replies

Cardboard Cigar Box

Started by Redbelly. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Jun 30, 2014. 3 Replies

Just Finished My First CBG. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (The Sequel)

Started by L. W. Carlson. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Jun 27, 2014. 3 Replies

Scale Length

Started by Wagner Richter. Last reply by Wagner Richter May 7, 2014. 3 Replies

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