Mortimer Snerd
  • Male
  • Fort Gratiot, MI
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share on Facebook MySpace

Mortimer Snerd's Friends

  • Robert Bear
  • Julia Prusia
  • William Bostwick
  • Bill Lewis
  • JoAnn Hite
  • Nick Thompson
  • BB Melanson
  • Uncle Pauly, Shanty Box Guitars
  • Maverick
  • Gypsybilly Swamp Rat
  • Tres Seaver
  • Terry Carmack
  • Andy Estabrooks
  • HOGS GRUNT
  • Benjimen Peck

Music

Paused...
  • 1.
    Mountain Dew (Stanley Brothers)
  • 2.
    Pretty Polly (with Pattty Lovelace)
  • 3.
    Lynard Skynard - The Ballad Of Curtis Lowe
  • 4.
    Crawdad Song
  • 5.
    The Wreck of the Old 97
  • 6.
    Cocaine Blues

Mortimer Snerd's Discussions

Newbies and the word "BEST"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) Aug 30, 2009. 18 Replies

 

Welcome to Wood Head Guitars

Mortimer Snerd's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Mortimer Snerd's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (10 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 3:06pm on December 3, 2009, Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) said…
Mort,
Thanks for the kudos on my spambourine vid. It gave me a chance to check out some of your latest. Man! You've got some substantial looking axes there, Pal. Nice!
K
At 9:16am on November 8, 2009, Bill Lewis said…
Thanks alot
At 7:51am on November 8, 2009, Bill Lewis said…
Hello, my name is Bill Lewis. Was looking around seeing who is in Michigan, i'm over here near Lansing. Just wanted to know if i can pick your brain for info when i start my first build? Do you know if there are anymore members in Mich? Thanks Bill
At 3:55am on November 5, 2009, HOGS GRUNT said…
Hey man,
Just seen your photos of your Cherry Topper and I like it.
Nice piece of work there, you must be very pleased.
At 3:51am on November 5, 2009, HOGS GRUNT said…
Thanks for the comment MS.
At 5:02am on November 4, 2009, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…
Oooo that sucks. I was going to buy one of those too. Better luck.
At 3:26am on November 4, 2009, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…
Now why is our Government having military parts made in China for our troops?

You and me both. Ok so now China -- a communist country (not Taiwan) knows how to build our weapons....
At 6:12am on November 2, 2009, Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) said…
Regarding the spoke shave:

A spoke shave has to be set up to function properly when you first get it. It's not ready for use right out of the box. The first thing I did was to remove the blade and lap the sole of the shave on my bench sander to ensure it was perfectly flat. I then sharped the blade, starting with 400 grit sand paper, followed by 600, and then 800. Once that was done I finished it off on a 2000 grit whet stone that I got for my good kitchen knives. Blade was sharp enough to shave with when I was done.

When I reinstalled the blade, it set it very low so that it would take very shallow cuts (just whispering across the wood. My shave is a little cheap as well. I had to position that red clamping plate a few millimeters back from where it was intended to go because otherwise I suffered severe wood clogging.

Even then, technique is everything. You need to take smooth, firm, controlled passes to achieve an even cut. Due to how small the sole of the tool is, it's still really easy to rock it back and forth. So if it gets hung up and you yank it to break it loose, all you're really doing is tilting the tool towards you, which sharpens the blade's angle of attack, which causes it to tear out a big ugly chunk of wood. One of the things that I do to make it easier on me is to pull one handle of the shave closer to me than the other, such that the blade is cutting at an angle. This really helps to get each cut started and also helps to keep it going without hanging up on the wood.

Thanks for your comments and good luck!
At 5:21am on October 31, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you. Happy Halloween...Boo!
At 6:42am on October 30, 2009, Roosterman said…
Man, you dont look nothing like your caricature!!
 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building Basics

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Neck though corner

Started by Engblom in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Infirmity Citrus President on Sunday. 2 Replies

Canjo pickups

Started by David Blackburn in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Byrd Franklin Dec 22, 2022. 5 Replies

CIGAR BOX NATION CHRISTMAS ALBUM 2022

Started by Slowpaw Steve T in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker Dec 22, 2022. 21 Replies

DYI Box

Started by Jerry Draper in Using cigarboxnation.com - posting, profiles, web help. Last reply by Jerry Draper Dec 16, 2022. 11 Replies

Blog Posts

A Tribute

Posted by Ghostbuttons on January 15, 2023 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Let’s talk Aeolian…

Posted by BrianQ. on August 26, 2022 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

Latest Activity

RON NORTHCUTT commented on RON NORTHCUTT's photo
Thumbnail

newstrummer finished 1

"This one is fun to play and sounds pretty darn good. These are less is more kind of builds, they…"
28 minutes ago
RON NORTHCUTT commented on Brian's photo
Thumbnail

PXL_20230131_064702579

"Nice build. I really like the neck. Nice job."
35 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

AGP #489 ''Odin''

"WOW!   A lot of time and careful work."
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

AGP #489 ''Odin''

"Very good looking. Your wood burning looks masterful."
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on AGP #'s photo
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on RON NORTHCUTT's photo
Thumbnail

newstrummer finished 1

"That looks good and it looks like fun."
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on RON NORTHCUTT's photo
Thumbnail

newstrummer finished 3

"Nice lines, angles and HAT!"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Brian's photo
Thumbnail

PXL_20230131_064702579

"# 3 looks like a player and a good looker."
1 hour ago
Brian posted photos
6 hours ago
Glenn Kaiser liked RON NORTHCUTT's photo
13 hours ago
RON NORTHCUTT posted photos
14 hours ago
RON NORTHCUTT posted photos
14 hours ago

Music

© 2023   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->