Joe Caruso
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  • Woodbridge, Ontario
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Joe Caruso replied to Virginia Bill's discussion Shipping in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Rigid foam insulation is light weight and can also be a good friend to keep things from shifting around in the box."
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My Babe on the Oggy CBG

"Enjoyed it! Unplugged? Great sound."
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U R My Sunshine ~ at a bit faster pace

"Thanks for the inspiration Uncle John - imagine I’m singing not playing the harp. Hmm..."
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U R My Sunshine ~ at a bit faster pace

"Great tone on the guitar - goes well with the song. I can walk and chew bubble gum at the same time but I have yet to master the harp and playing as well as you do. Great show, Uncle John!"
Jun 1
Joe Caruso replied to Joe Caruso's discussion 2019 - fancy and colourful cigar boxes will be illegal in Canada; cigar boxes may become scarce in the group Canadian CBG
"BYE BYE COLOURFUL CIGAR BOXES My cigar store contact told me a few months that plain brown cigar boxes were coming in 2019. I just heard that by November 2019 all cigarette packages must be plain brown - I assume this will very likely also apply to…"
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CBG13 Liona

"It has a quiet, elegance.   Very nice"
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"A very classy looking CBG. Nice."
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
21
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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Fret Slot Cutting Jig With Adjustable Depth Stop

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 9:30am 0 Comments

My second fret slot cutting jig is complete.  My driver for building this jig is that I am manually challenged to cut vertical fret slots. This jig will ensure my fret slots are vertical. This second version has some helpful enhancements.

Rather than have a depth stop on the fret saw, this capability is built into the jig. This more easily accommodates a supply of varying thickness fret boards. More later on this. 

There is hopefully sufficient…

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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 5:46am on April 15, 2019, Bob "Ambrose" Negus said…

Hi Joe, a pleasure my friend.  I like the look of your "Liona", not without mentioning your other designs... some really neat machine heads and intricately cut body soundholes too. Regards, Bob.

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!

Regards,

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...
 
 
 

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