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The Brits are coming

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Comment by Rich Butters on February 26, 2024 at 2:39pm

Hi all, I am living in Thailand and building CBGs for about a year.  

I will be returning to the UK this year and looking to continue building.  My question is 'where is the best place to buy cigar box's?  Where do you get your box's from?

Cheers

Rich

Comment by Little Soul Eric on July 17, 2023 at 1:26am

It`s been a while since I last posted on here, kinda lost my mojo a few years back. But my love for the CBG has never faded and I`ve found myself playing more and more. So I thought it was time to get back in the saddle and start really playing. So Hello to everyone past and present. Oh, Back in the day I used to go under the name SoulCatcher & his Doofa Diddley Band, But that seems way too long winded, so Now it`s Little Soul Eric :-) 

Comment by Greg Henshaw on April 23, 2023 at 6:51pm

Sorry David I’ve only just seen your post. I see you’ve found the boxstock information on chickenbone johns site. For some reason he doesn’t seem to have posted it on cigar box nation. I have taken the plunge and taken a trade table. Time to move some stock. See you there.

Comment by Lazylefteye on April 22, 2023 at 3:49am

CBGs, like minded people and in a brewery. Count me in.

Comment by David Bowes on April 22, 2023 at 3:41am
Comment by David Bowes on April 22, 2023 at 3:40am

It's happening again, the one and only BOXSTOCK, The UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival®!

Saturday 20th May 2023

Comment by David Bowes on April 22, 2023 at 3:39am

Greg

I could be tempted, do you have the date?

David

Comment by Greg Henshaw on April 20, 2023 at 11:01am

Anybody going to box stock this year? Apparently it’s in the middle of Birmingham. But it is in a brewery!

Comment by Diglydog on May 17, 2022 at 5:09am

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 1:08pm

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.

 

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