KNOCK IT THE F#@k OFF!!!

Errrrgh. I'm not one to begrudge someone their hobby, but dammit! Some guy is taking really large, gorgeous, hard to find boxes, slapping a $2.50 clock kit in it, and charging $45 dollars for it as "wall art".

DO THEY HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THOSE BOXES?!?!?!?!?! It's like getting a 2' square slab of koa and running it through a chipper to get a single toothpick. Blasphemy!

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The next time you have a slab of Koa, keep me in mind. I'd love to have a Koa toothpick.
That gives me an idea on what to do with my spare 5 Vegas box after I cannibalize it to build my CB Uke. That four inch circle logo would make a great clock face for a desk clock. Since it'll already be useless for a CBG, I figured I could give it a little more life as something else.
I sold 5 of these last weekend (avg $12-$15) at a plant show and sale my wife is involved with. I've thought about making a clock or 2 as well. They sell cheap movements for about $6 at hobby stores. I pretty much only use boxes that I deem unsuitable for instruments though (cardboard, too small, etc.). I find it to be a great use for these surplus boxes I sometimes end up with. Just got an e-mail this morning from a friend with a request for 2 more to be sold to some co-workers of hers. Not looking to get rich from it. Just a little extra $$$ for guitar parts. By the way, I'd like to get on the list for one of those toothpicks please! Ha!

$45 - $6 clock works - 3 seconds of a man hour drilling a hole for the clock stem - $2 box = $38 profit. Not so dumb after all.
Maybe we can have a "kraft a cigar box" contest to see all the unholy things that can be done to a cigar box.
This reminds me of the time I visited with an artist who chipped a bunch of different color exotics for an installation piece. All I could think of was the pieces I could have made from the purpleheart, yellowheart, mahogany, blackwood, etc that he had strewn across the floor.

It was a great looking installation... for the time it lasted.
This and many other "art forms" have taken all the Cigar boxes in my area.......had to resort to the bay.
This is great stuff, now I can tell my wife I need to buy all the boxes I can now because they are going to get scarce. It's like an investment!
Tom those are nice birdhouses, but some of those boxes would have made nice CBGs!! On the Koa toothpick note, I'll take two, please.
Tom Lanford said:
I sold 5 of these last weekend (avg $12-$15) at a plant show and sale my wife is involved with. I've thought about making a clock or 2 as well. They sell cheap movements for about $6 at hobby stores. I pretty much only use boxes that I deem unsuitable for instruments though (cardboard, too small, etc.). I find it to be a great use for these surplus boxes I sometimes end up with. Just got an e-mail this morning from a friend with a request for 2 more to be sold to some co-workers of hers. Not looking to get rich from it. Just a little extra $$$ for guitar parts.


By the way, I'd like to get on the list for one of those toothpicks please! Ha!

what got me is the other day i finaly found another perdomo2 y2k box on ebay it had been turned in to a purse.

i have been hunting another one to build a 6string guitar and a 4 string bass set out of.
Threads like this are ONE of the reasons I love this site ! I'm all for what can you do with a cigar box, the 3 string CBG still rules, but, this is one group of creative people that can really make me smile...
I can totally relate with this box deal.Last Friday nite I had a couple come in my shop carrying a large bag that they wanted me to see.It had a great Cohiba in it that had a clock kit installed.Seems they bought it across the street in 1 of the small outside MALLS and the guy they bought it from SENT THEM OVER to ME so they could show me WHAT HE DID to a perfectly good cigar box.
However I STILL sold them a "proper" box outfitted with the proper stick and wire screwed to it like any self respecting cigar box deserves,LOL
(Made more money off the folks then he did to boot,,,)
You guys have outstanding talent for making these guitars! The cigar boxes have been around longer than all of us have been around and long after.. Lets all enjoy these fine cigar boxes and please make sure you support the people making the boxes.. The cigar makers.. As a huge cigar enthusisist and cigar box collector and more!!! . thank you for making these fine pieces so people can enjoy the music they make and will make. Enjoy your cigar boxes i know i do..later Rick

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