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Using & Making Templates

Making and using templates for items on your CBG build's is quick and easy! Thanks to Brian Romero (Bairfoot Cajun) for this tip... Use li…

Started by John Sims

4 Sep 6, 2018
Reply by BrianQ.

Making and Installing Position Markers for Your Cigar Box Guitar

Making and Installing Position Markers for Your Guitar - by Brian Johnson edited by Dragon Here's a simple and economical way to make fret…

Started by John Sims

8 Nov 22, 2015
Reply by Joe Caruso

Punches

A good source for good vinyl is your local sign shop.  I have a friend who owns one and can get scrap rolls in just about any color, thickn…

Started by BP - RabidSalad -

0 Aug 15, 2015

A Simple Fret Scale Ruler

Here is a simple Fret Scale ruler I made that I use constantly. It saves me the time of having to print out fret scales on paper, cut them…

Started by John Sims

7 Jun 30, 2015
Reply by Brown Water Jerry (Rice)

fret construction

I built my dulcimer almost 30 years ago at a fair that was part a museum project on the mountain dulcimer. I paid $20 for the kit and the p…

Started by Allan

8 Jun 28, 2015
Reply by Monterey

Milk Paint & Natural Pigments

I am going to try making milk paint with natural pigments for adding some color to the Dulcimer I'm working on. It has survived since ancie…

Started by Monterey

0 Jun 28, 2015

Homemade Wood Stains

All, There has been a GREAT thread on the forum about homemade wood stains. Please repost your "recipe" here.

Started by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates

22 Jun 28, 2015
Reply by Monterey

Custom Made Logo Decals

How to make a custom logo in one-million, well, 5 easy steps By Bill Jehle, edited by Dragon What you'll need: Printable Transparency fil…

Started by John Sims

11 Jun 28, 2015
Reply by Monterey

Holding down fretboards for gluing

We just had a great thread about the (not) use of Gorilla Glue (not going there) which lead to how to secure a fretboard and some methods t…

Started by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates

9 Apr 12, 2015
Reply by Joe Caruso

Simple Fret Depth Gauge

Here is a simple fret depth checking gauge for those who use standard guitar frets...I decided to make this a separate discussion from the…

Started by John Sims

3 Apr 12, 2015
Reply by Joe Caruso

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Using & Making Templates

Started by John Sims. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 6, 2018. 4 Replies

Punches

Started by BP - RabidSalad - Aug 15, 2015. 0 Replies

A Simple Fret Scale Ruler

Started by John Sims. Last reply by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) Jun 30, 2015. 7 Replies

fret construction

Started by Allan. Last reply by Monterey Jun 28, 2015. 8 Replies

Milk Paint & Natural Pigments

Started by Monterey Jun 28, 2015. 0 Replies

Homemade Wood Stains

Started by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates. Last reply by Monterey Jun 28, 2015. 22 Replies

Custom Made Logo Decals

Started by John Sims. Last reply by Monterey Jun 28, 2015. 11 Replies

Holding down fretboards for gluing

Started by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates. Last reply by Joe Caruso Apr 12, 2015. 9 Replies

Simple Fret Depth Gauge

Started by John Sims. Last reply by Joe Caruso Apr 12, 2015. 3 Replies

Easy way to glue down a fret board without it sliding

Started by John Rivers. Last reply by Steve Walker Mar 18, 2014. 1 Reply

Sharpie safe varnish for saving signatures on CBGs

Started by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Jan 2, 2013. 4 Replies

Strap buttons on the cheap

Started by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates. Last reply by jamie bark Aug 10, 2012. 16 Replies

Side markers on the REAL cheap!

Started by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates. Last reply by Soul Cat Guitar Uke and Amp Nov 28, 2011. 10 Replies

Homemade Dot Fret Markers

Started by Jerry. Last reply by Jerry Oct 27, 2011. 5 Replies

Fretboard radius sander on the cheap

Started by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Jul 15, 2011. 12 Replies

35mm metal slide storage box

Started by nick tyson. Last reply by nick tyson Jul 7, 2010. 2 Replies

questions about installing a pickup

Started by Hey, TURN IT DOWN!. Last reply by Artist Formerly Known as Matt May 30, 2010. 4 Replies

Dent removal

Started by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates. Last reply by Phil Delpierre May 19, 2010. 2 Replies

Stains for wood

Started by Robert Hynden. Last reply by Robert Hynden Apr 13, 2010. 2 Replies

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