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Three string vs four

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Dec 9, 2016. 3 Replies

I have built about 8 four string gits and 2 three strings.  I like them both, but I am not really a player.  I think the 3 strings have some advantages, but I am not sure what they are other than…Continue

Curious about other builders building sequence. ie., when to install frets.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Alexander Jun 17, 2016. 18 Replies

 I always suspect that most builders put the frets in after the fretboard is glued to the neck.  I make the fretboard, cut the fret slots, and hammer in the frets on the bench.  I generally put the…Continue

CBG building "hacks"

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Aug 9, 2016. 50 Replies

We invent new tricks to make building easier and better.  Often we hear about them from others or read about them here on Cigar Box Nation, or Youtube videos.Here are a couple:  I read both here on…Continue

 

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gary sheldon replied to Greg Richmond's discussion Box for ukulele
"Brian, thanks for the good words. This site is almost useless. Like you say, it is glitchy. Another thing about Doug Fir is, like concrete , it hardens with age. Try putting a nail in a 100 year old Doug Fir plank. Good luck. Cheers, Gary"
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"Gary, a few glitches have popped up since you were here last? Here’s the trick with photos? Even with Comments, type your comment, then click HTML editor before you click Add Comment & it won’t end up blank? "
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"Edit doesn't seem to work either. Anyway, a big thanks to taffy for figuring out that I was using Visual. I built 4 of these ukes in the galley of my sailboat. The necks were made of laminated Douglas Fir, plenty strong for a concert uke. The…"
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"BTW Tiff, a huge thank you for realizing that I was using Visual. I built 4 of these. The necks were made of Douglas Fir, laMINated in 1/4" thick strips. The fir is plenty strong for a concert uke neck. The wood was excess lumber from the…"
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"Greg and Taffy, I think the size of that box is ok. I am going to hold my bDSCN0908.JPGreath and attempt to post a photo"
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I have been doing this about 3 months.  In the galley of my sailboat.  Quite addicting.

Next I want to make a resonator guitar and continue with ukes.

Anyone know where I can find cigar advertising decals to put on home made boxes?

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At 6:54pm on March 18, 2022, BrianQ. said…

Gary, a few glitches have popped up since you were here last? Here’s the trick with photos? Even with Comments, type your comment, then click HTML editor before you click Add Comment & it won’t end up blank? 

At 8:27am on April 6, 2016, Rob Uker said…

You have some nice looking ukuleles.

At 11:18pm on April 4, 2016, Jamie MacBlues said…
Gary, I'll put some info on oil can build up on vid page, or maybe just send you as a pm.
Will do later today :)
At 9:41am on February 6, 2016, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Garry

At 4:23am on June 21, 2015, Rick Walker said…

Thanks for the kind words Gary.  I like your builds as well and you get to build them on a sailboat.  What could be better!

At 3:11pm on June 11, 2015, Cynthia said…

Totally, plus Fritz the cat. His comics were raunchy and so Avant, they came out the same time I discovered Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Wolf, and the PVC essays in Rolling Stone that destroyed our LP's forever. Ironic. A Music Mag led to extinction of our finest sound reproduction vehicle.  This comment doesnt appear to be connected to the "Truckin" Image. Hope it finds its way to you.  Did you see the Maxx build on the Uke site?  

At 8:10am on May 26, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Gary 

typed the reply to your question in the wrong place,you,ll find it under the photo 59back oops

At 3:45am on May 25, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for your comment Gary

At 6:47am on April 17, 2015, Will King said…

When you get close to a date to come, call me so that I can check to see if I can spend the day with you.  Dr, Dentist and other things, keep us busy.

At 11:30am on April 11, 2015, Will King said…

Hi Gary....Call me at the phone number on my card and I will give you my address.  My bowls don't have any paws but they do have a rubber ring.  I have not built any of my own boxes yet, but I have a ton of thin sound board for when I start building.  I have about 20 CBG/Us around, so I won't be building until I can clean house.

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