Joe Caruso
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"Nice build and enjoyed your performance."

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
How many instruments have you built so far?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I'm creating something that creates something else - music.

I get to mix my passion for music with my passion for woodworking.

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My First Scarf Joint - how long a board do I need?

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 1:00pm 9 Comments

I learned a few things making my first scarf joint, I hope what I learned helps you.

I started by using the above diagram as my guide. I can do this I thought. Just decide which method I want, measure, cut and glue (very precisely) and I'm done. Except, as I started to measure and make some…


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At 3:50pm on January 18, 2018, shane wagstaff said…

Hi Joe .

The control panel of a Provost Jet Located at RAF Cosford 

At 11:47pm on January 2, 2018, George McLeod said…

Much appreciated, Joe!


Gittys by George

At 11:15am on January 15, 2017, Mark K said…

Thanks Joe!

At 5:08pm on December 31, 2015, Dave Lynas said…
I freehand almost everything. A limited shop and mind. Eyeballing...
At 7:06pm on December 30, 2015, Dave Lynas said…
I like that scarf jig! I just trust my bandsaw and cut. Belt sander finishes the fit.
At 6:59pm on December 30, 2015, Dave Lynas said…
Glad to be a friend. Thanks. Nice work Joe!
At 7:14pm on December 17, 2015, Peter Bulback said…
Thank you so much.
At 1:24pm on October 26, 2015, Mark Hunt said…

Thanks, Joe! Yep, addiction fully aquired.

At 12:50pm on October 17, 2015, Daddy Mojo said…
Hey Joe! Nice to meet you, the Montreal Guitar Show was actually cancelled a few years ago. A sad thing, actually...
At 11:18am on August 11, 2015, Dan Sirman said…
Hi Joe,
Yes I've already joined the Canadian group. Just starting to find my way around the site. Lots of stuff here.


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