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Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Jock MacHinery Jun 16, 2020. 12 Replies

Newby

Started by David Tarry. Last reply by David Bowes May 11, 2020. 7 Replies

FX rigs and recommendations

Started by Alex Rigby Mar 25, 2019. 0 Replies

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Comment by Diglydog on May 17, 2022 at 12:09pm

Paul, what size are you looking for ?  Old boxes for cutlery sets tend to be similar to cigar box proportions, but are often bigger.  It depends what you want to build with it.  You occasionally get very big cigar boxes - I have one that's 670 x 270 x 125 mm but haven't figured out what to do with it yet.

Comment by David L. on April 19, 2022 at 8:08pm

Search for “wooden slide box” on eBay in the camera & photography  category.  Look for one that hold 175 slides (the ones made by Boots are usually a darker wood and are the better ones).  Usual price is around £12 -£15 and come up often so don’t buy a tatty or overpriced one. These are 12” (30cm) long and I have used several for six string builds.  My avatar photo was the first one I used years back and is still in regular use.

Comment by Paul scofield on April 16, 2022 at 3:35pm

Hi all. I’m trying to find a cigar box or other box  that is larger than the usual 22  x  160 cms . Anyone in the know?

Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on May 8, 2021 at 6:59am

David

They will deliver.

Spent yesterday planing the ones I bought they look great

Comment by David Bowes on May 7, 2021 at 3:05pm

Michael

Thanks, look good, I will see if they deliver

Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on May 6, 2021 at 11:56am

Just bought these ebony fingerboard blanks, some shakes and small holes, but for three quid a piece!

From sales@luthierswarehouse.com contact Mark they are at Shotton Colliery, Durham.

Comment by David Bowes on April 6, 2021 at 2:48pm
Comment by David Bowes on April 5, 2021 at 6:08am

Michael

Thanks for the advice, I was thinking of purchasing a square section of aluminium for that purpose, I will give the level a go.

Decided to de-fret and fill the slots with contracting wood filler. I can play and intend to try some Shane Speel lessons.

Comment by Michael Fred Johnson on April 4, 2021 at 9:19am

Yes David so all the frets are levelled in a few strokes. The level I use is about a foot long 

Comment by David Bowes on April 4, 2021 at 8:11am

Michael

It was the top frets that were the problem. The only thing which worked was raising the nut but that raised the action too much.

Are you using the level as levelling block, along the length of the guitar neck?

 

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Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Jock MacHinery Jun 16, 2020. 12 Replies

Newby

Started by David Tarry. Last reply by David Bowes May 11, 2020. 7 Replies

FX rigs and recommendations

Started by Alex Rigby Mar 25, 2019. 0 Replies

London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly

Started by Blind Boy Fullers. Last reply by Blind Boy Fullers Mar 20, 2019. 4 Replies

Best Amp

Started by Seasick Mick. Last reply by Seasick Mick Mar 13, 2019. 18 Replies

Looking to play some festivals next year

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Jan 13, 2019. 3 Replies

New Site goes live!!

Started by John Pilling. Last reply by t-belly johnson Oct 30, 2018. 14 Replies

Demise of Gibson

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Sleepy John May 3, 2018. 3 Replies

boxes for sale

Started by Rick D. Last reply by Tony Dec 14, 2017. 5 Replies

My latest build - hubcap resonator

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Oct 10, 2017. 4 Replies

My CBG

Started by Steve. Last reply by Steve Sep 13, 2017. 2 Replies

Some of my songs

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Jun 7, 2017. 2 Replies

School project

Started by Keith 66. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Feb 5, 2017. 8 Replies

Old Timers

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by David L. Oct 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Looking to get started

Started by Hubert Knight. Last reply by Hubert Knight Oct 11, 2016. 6 Replies

I Could Really Do With A Jig !

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by Philip Hale Aug 6, 2016. 19 Replies

Help with parts please

Started by Toofy Peg. Last reply by Fomhorach Jun 14, 2016. 19 Replies

Brass Eyelets - big ones - where to get?

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Fomhorach Apr 27, 2016. 16 Replies

Saw for cutting fret slots

Started by David L.. Last reply by Simon Cartlidge Apr 16, 2016. 22 Replies

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