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Removing smoke smell from boxes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker May 18. 5 Replies

I picked up a few great boxes at my local flea market, and one of them has this nasty smoke smell to it. It's not too noticeable, but I'd like to get rid of it. Does anybody have any tips for…Continue

Cookie tin lid for banjo?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Apr 24. 7 Replies

Has anyone tried using a cookie tin lid rather than a paint can lid on a banjo type CBG? I know paint lids are easier, but has anyone gotten any good results using a cookie lid?Continue

 

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Tim Pannabecker replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Removing smoke smell from boxes?
"I use Wood bleach to lighten and remove stuff.  It would work and you have great recommendations below"
May 18
Ashley Ziller replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Removing smoke smell from boxes?
"Thanks, that's really good to know."
May 17
François replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Removing smoke smell from boxes?
"Do be aware that vinegar will affect the longevity of the paper labels as it's acidic."
May 15
François replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Removing smoke smell from boxes?
"You could try my skunk removal recipe. The solution oxidizes pretty much anything. 1/3 cup dish soap 1/3 cup hydrogen peroxide (the regular first aid one) 1/3 cup baking soda. Mix so it's the consistency of pancake batter. Apply, wait a bit…"
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KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Removing smoke smell from boxes?
"Wipe with vinegar first let it completely dry in the sun then try ammonia, do the job "out side"!"
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Ashley Ziller posted a discussion

Removing smoke smell from boxes?

I picked up a few great boxes at my local flea market, and one of them has this nasty smoke smell to it. It's not too noticeable, but I'd like to get rid of it. Does anybody have any tips for removing the smell from the wood?See More
May 12
Taffy Evans replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Cookie tin lid for banjo?
"Hi, I put a brace in the bridge area to stop any sag, it adds some stiffness to the top and stops the strings from going too low, so easier to set the neck/action. Taff"
Apr 24
JL replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Cookie tin lid for banjo?
"Just be careful of the down pressure from the strings' break angle across the bridge, cookie tin lids aren't as rigid as paint can lids.  Perhaps some sort of jack screw to raise the tail piece like a commercial banjo has to allow you…"
Apr 22
François replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Cookie tin lid for banjo?
"One thing I discovered when I built mine is that in order to get that true banjo sound you have to use real banjo strings. And on the good side they require less tension than guitar necks. I discovered this by accident when I noticed that the neck…"
Apr 21
Troy Eckstein replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Cookie tin lid for banjo?
"Hi Ashley, I’ve built many cookietin guitars and a few banjos as well. I just posted a video here of a banjo I built using a salad bowl for the hoop and a silver-plated serving plate for the head! It sounds reasonably good all things…"
Apr 19
Taffy Evans replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Cookie tin lid for banjo?
"Hi, I have, I'll try to post a video of it, I can't play banjo but you will get an idea of sound, and get a laugh. Check out the video section, its too bad to put on you tube. Taff"
Apr 17
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François replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Cookie tin lid for banjo?
"On mine I used a cake baking pan (an old Bake Rite) which I found fit perfectly inside a wooden salad bowl... Used both. As long as it's metal and it resonates fine, it will work."
Apr 16
BrianQ. replied to Ashley Ziller's discussion Cookie tin lid for banjo?
"It wont matter if it’s paint, coffee, or cookies, as long as it has a big enough lip to catch the box & thick enough to handle the downward pressure from string pull without bending? Use the Search bar for pics, I’m sure you’ll…"
Apr 16
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"Welcome to the nation Ashley, check out the Resources tab,plenty of info there?"
Apr 16
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Cookie tin lid for banjo?

Has anyone tried using a cookie tin lid rather than a paint can lid on a banjo type CBG? I know paint lids are easier, but has anyone gotten any good results using a cookie lid?See More
Apr 16

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I had heard multiple people on youtube mention the site.
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One, but working on more.
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I love the craftsmanship and the artistry that goes into making them, the great community, and the deep history.

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At 12:27pm on April 16, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Ashley, check out the Resources tab,plenty of info there?

 
 
 

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