Hi all,

On my current build, I decided to construct my own box with some quality wood. But I was curious to know if anyone had suggestions on joinery for the best sound and strength. I went with dovetails just for the fun of it, although I know cigar boxes traditionally use box/finger joints. Any suggestions or ideas would be welcome.

Thanks!

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Hahahahahah! Absolutely right.

How does it sound mate.  Lets have a video

Sure thing! Throwing a video of it up in my videos now.

Holy cow Chris, that build is awesome but all three videos are even better.  Well done!!

A really lovely instrument, Chris. I look forward to seeing your next!

Like it mate.  Good work

Excellent job indeed. A very professional job to be fair.....

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