Last Wednesday I was working on the head piece for my first CBG build. Drilling holes for the tuners that had just arrived. I was feeling pleased with the knowledge that I would soon be done with my first build and that I would probably have it ready before the new year and present it to my lil boy.
After looking at and measuring the tuners I realized that I was gonna have problems with the action/height of the strings over the… Continue
So I'm nearing the end of my first build and with it's many flaws, I'm still proud of it and I will hand it with much pride to my youngest son -- and hope with all my heart that he doesn't turn and swing it at his brother's head -- LOL, think I'm jokin'?.
I'm learning a lot w/ this build... like, how hard it is to work with purple heart(!!), damn shit is only slightly softer than concrete and will splinter whenever it damn well feels like it!! Now I remember why I have so much of… Continue
Today, while I was sweating away using a microplane to trim out a recess on the neck that will be under the box lid, I kept thinking to myself, "Damn, if only I could pull out the mini router table I could be done with this in no time."
The thing is stuck in a closet and I dare not bring it out just yet... not after taking over the dining room for the first week of my CBG build-- and feeling the wrath of the lil' lady (the silent kinda wrath, with knowing glances and… Continue
I signed up with Ning 2-3 yrs ago, right around the time it came out. In fact, if I remember correctly, I created a couple different Ning accounts for separate purposes. Seemed like a good idea for a site and they had some big ideas.
I used it for a couple of days and left because it was so buggy and laggy that I couldn't even create a site, could barely play around with it. I had hoped to come back to it at some later time but never got around to it.
My new best friend! This little Marples pull saw (23 tpi) rips thru oak and purple heart like a hot knife thru you-know-what! The Shark pull saw is great for long pieces but in the few days that I've had the Marples, I've used it exclusively. Love this thing!
Welcome aboard, Marcianx! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBB, CBU, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).
I've been lurking around here for a few weeks, reading everything on CBG builds, tips and tricks.
I'm a cigar smoker, not a musician. I only discovered CBGs because I was trying to find something to do with my 12 yr collection of cigar boxes (10 packing boxes full) that was driving my wife crazy! LOL
I found that I could make woman's purses or build a CBG... guess which one I chose.. LOL! So I gave away half of my cigar box collection to my oldest son's school (have no idea what they are going to do with them, but I'm checking ebay to see if they turn up there :>).
I've taken the other half of the collection and gone through them one at a time with only one thought in mind, "would this make a good CBG?".
It's taken me awhile, but I started my first build this week... a mayorga robusto (one of my fav cigars), 3 string w/ a 20" scale for my lil'est boy.. all of 4 (and a half --as he would have me say it).
Since I have/had no knowledge of cigar playing/building, it's been an interesting ride.. learning along the way what a 'nut' is, what a 'bridge' is, what a 'fret' is (certainly changing my previous definitions of those words).
Last week I memorized the parts of a guitar, this week I'm building one.. that's jumping into the fire with both feet!
My plan is to build three CBGs straight away... 1st one for my lil'est boy, 2nd for my 1st born (my 'big' boy, all of 7) and the 3rd for myself. I've picked out the boxes for my boys (Mayorga and LaLuna robusto) but I haven't yet decided which one for myself. I have some gorgeous ones that I'd love to use, but I might need a lot more practice in building before I decide to take the plunge and use one of those beauts.
I live in a condo and only get time to work on my CBGs at night and on the weekends so I can't use power tools most of the time. Hand tools and the dining room table (my wife will rue the day she made me discover CBG building. HAHAHA) are what I have at my disposal.