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Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by jabes yesterday. 4 Replies

Looking to play some festivals next year

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby on Sunday. 3 Replies

New Site goes live!!

Started by John Pilling. Last reply by t-belly johnson Oct 30, 2018. 14 Replies

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Comment by bemuzic yesterday

Dave Dean, I recently got an echo. Alexa won't find "bemuzic" Once when I asked her she played BB KIng, lol! I can only get her to find it if I ask by album names...

Comment by Sleepy John yesterday

Thanks too all of you for your comments.I'll have a go,and let you know!!

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear yesterday

Comment deleted. My apologies for the previous comment but seems I'm as tech savvy as you John lol. First one up on your album as I play it on shuffle on Spotify is St James Infirmary. Dude, this is beyond awesome. That's the blues through to the Bone! 

Comment by Dave Dean yesterday

I just asked Alexa to “play the album Chickenbone John” and it worked perfectly (I have Amazon Prime Music).

Sounds great John! Enjoy the royalties from me sticking it on repeat!

Comment by ChickenboneJohn yesterday

As well as releasing my "Chickenbone John" CD, I've now gone digital, so you can download and listen  online via the steam-powered Interweb (I still haven't worked out where to put in the coal)..check out iTunes, Spotify, Deezer Amazon and a host of other online stuff that I don't really understand...

Comment by ChickenboneJohn yesterday

Just use regular auto rattlecan spray lacquer. The key thing is to use several very fine mist coats. Don't be tempted to spray too much in one go, otherwise it will soak in and cause spots and darker patches. Anything that you brush on is likely to  flood the paper and soak in - that's usually not what you want unless you are deliberately going for the discolored antiqued look.

Comment by Dave Dean yesterday

Mod Podge (essentially diluted PVA) works as a glue and a finishing medium. You can get matt or gloss versions.

I've made a couple of custom boxes recently, with printed paper designs. I used mod podge as the adhesive to apply the paper designs to the box, but after some testing I went with a Liquitex gloss varnish for the finishing coats. Liquitex is more expensive but the finish is amazing. Hard to describe but there's something really tactile about it. Kind of like a polyurethane domed label.

I was varnishing over designs that were printed on a laser printer. Laser toner is water-fast. I know standard desktop inkjet prints are not water-fast and the printed inks are likely to bleed if you varnish them.

I'm not sure the print process used on paper covered cigar boxes so you may want to run some tests!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liquitex-Professional-High-Gloss-Varnish/d...

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear yesterday

You should find a lot of info here. 

https://youtu.be/fidlwQLjBdU

Decoupage is the craft of covering things in paper and giving it a long lasting finish. Might be worth a look anyway.

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear yesterday

Not used it myself but I think a highly regarded one is Mod Podge? I know they do a glue but I'm pretty sure they do a lacquer too. Google Mod Podge anyway because it's probably number one for people who do decoupage. In the UK anyway. 

Comment by Sleepy John yesterday

Quick question,what is the best product/varnish to use in finishing,for a box with a number of original paper stickers.I've used spray matt varnish in the past,but not on boxes with a paper finish,and don't want to ruin it.

 

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Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by jabes yesterday. 4 Replies

Looking to play some festivals next year

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby on Sunday. 3 Replies

New Site goes live!!

Started by John Pilling. Last reply by t-belly johnson Oct 30, 2018. 14 Replies

Demise of Gibson

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Sleepy John May 3, 2018. 3 Replies

boxes for sale

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My latest build - hubcap resonator

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My CBG

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Some of my songs

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Looking to get started

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I Could Really Do With A Jig !

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Brass Eyelets - big ones - where to get?

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Saw for cutting fret slots

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instruction

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where to get timber for a neck?

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Some of my recent work.

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