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Cigar Box Fiddle based on plans in 1940 Popular Homecraft Magazine

"Great build Jim, you always come through!! Thanx for sharing :) those plans are located in the Resources tab if anyone’s interested?"
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Why are we here?

  Because we wanna build handmade instruments, that’s why? And we don’t want our wives saying anything about it, see! So look here, you get yer dirty sawdusty hands out there in the shop & build somethin’, why don’t ya!!!

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At 1:26pm on November 18, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Started fretting to day! but still needs a bunch a work to get it right, inlay fretmarkers,a fjew more layers of lacker ,skrewing it all together, and most inportend  stringing it up ! thanks for the like !

At 1:21pm on November 18, 2019, Norma Griner said…

Thank you so much,  I can't wait to get home and go through the list.  I have had the box for several years and just refound it this past weekend.  The receipts are such a treasure in our family.  But every time I see the box, we live in Georgia, it adds a chapter to his story.  

At 1:18pm on November 16, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks BQ still wonder why i never done it before ,had the plate before only a quarter in size ,this one is even globe shaped

At 11:52am on November 15, 2019, Peter Answer said…

Thanks BrianQ. I am looking forward to learning from the community.

At 1:04pm on November 14, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for your kind comments there Brian@ appriciated, i know your your own man! stay that way! im past those days i think was in jail one time to many for illigal plastering posters & graffity ,but it whoed do real nice in a screen print your right ! and now and then you got to blow out the dust ! be reading you !auuu on fire !! allmost shaved it yesterday, but changed my mind in time! greeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 11:25am on November 13, 2019, John-E-Mac said…

Thanks, Brian.  I am looking forward to interact and see what everyone is up to.  I am new to Cigar Box Guitars and am about 1/4 of the way done with my first attempt at building my own.


At 12:16pm on November 10, 2019, Chris Twilbeck said…
Thanks for the comment, the video was helpful I already started designing my first build, so I won’t follow the exact tutorial but still thank you.
At 6:21am on November 8, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comment Brian

At 7:23am on November 6, 2019, Chris Wharton said…

Thanks, BrianQ! I’ve been building since the beginning of the year and having fun interacting with the folks at Gitty. I’m looking forward to learning more from the folks around here and contributing where I can.

At 12:24pm on November 1, 2019, Tony Gober said…

Thanks for letting me join! I know I will learn a lot from everyone and enjoy my time here.


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