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Squashed Pictures

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I uploaded some pictures last week that came up on the site squashed looking, but looked normal when you hit the "view full size" tab. I thought at first it might have been the settings on my camera,…Continue

 

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
4 1/2
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here (at least one sentence long), your membership may be rejected as a spam/bot fake account).
I love home-made instruments like cigar box guitars, license plate guitars, mountain dulcimers, and box fiddles because they aren't mass produced in Asia, but made by hand with love

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fretfind2d

Posted on October 15, 2016 at 1:39pm 1 Comment

I am working on building an Épinette des Vosges.

It would seem that it is not possible to save or print a .pdf file from the fretfind2d calculator on an Android phone.

If someone with a computer can go to the fretfind2d site and enter the following information, and E-mail me the .pdf file in multiple pages so I can use it for a template, I would be most obliged!

Monterey

belleview17@gmail.com



Units: inches

Scale length: 17

String width at the nut:… Continue

My first license plate guitar...

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:00pm 7 Comments

So I am in the beginning stages of building my first License Plate Guitar. I haven't made a guitar yet, though I have completed my first Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer this past year, and made up a bridge for an old one I bought from an estate sale.

I picked up this old Kapok guitar last fall on Main Street for $10 from someone who needed beer money. The body was broken and torn away at the neck from him smacking someone over the head. I was going to use the tuners for another Dulcimer, but… Continue

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At 1:17am on November 3, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comments Monterey.Those are cup washers under the screw heads.

At 11:35pm on July 2, 2015, Dave Lynas said…
I think we're already good friends Monterey. Hinges go on my Red violin case this morning. Happy Summertime! ..Dave
At 6:13pm on July 2, 2015, Rooster said…

Glad to have you as a friend ;)

At 3:34pm on June 29, 2015, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Monterey. I'd be very happy to be your friend. Thanks much. I've enjoyed our conversations and seeing what your up to.
At 8:56am on June 8, 2015, Monterey said…
Thanks, Rand, appreciate it. The next part is tricky, cutting the ends off so the Dulcimer will be straight when I'm finished! I made sure to make the sides way longer so I have lots of length to work with
At 4:13pm on June 7, 2015, Rand Moore said…

Hi.  I tried to add a comment to your photo on CBN showing your attempt at bending wood for a mountain dulcimer frame in your bath tube. So, I have left my comment here instead. 

I built a mountain dulcimer with an elliptical shaped body without having to resort to either steam bending or soaking the wood in hot/boiling water. I just bent the wood dry (once it cracked, so had to try again at not such an extreme bend). So, it is possible to build a MD w/o the hassel of boiling/setaming the wood. I documented my build on CBN at this link.

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/HMRB101/forum/topics/rand-moore-my-mountain

Any questions, can ask me...

-Rand.

At 11:20am on May 29, 2015, Tom Lanford said…

Thanks for the friendship and the kinds words. The wood burning will work great on oak as well. I've done a lot on oak. I would suggest a little practice on some scrap first though. Due to the grain of oak it is a bit tougher to control than poplar or cedar. Good Luck!

At 12:09am on May 7, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Monterey, just amazed you and BeetleJuice picked up on a four year old photo

At 3:52am on February 5, 2015, Uncle John said…

Good to have you for a nation friend.   Good luck with your LPG.   I've made three and one is a four string fretless and one of my fave players.   Long scale.  Easy slider.

At 11:41pm on February 2, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the invitation.I'll get back to you about the LPG

 
 
 

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