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Glued on fretboard question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael shrader May 12. 4 Replies

I’m planning on making my first glue on fretboard. My question is on how to add the nut. One video I saw showed the builder notching the fretboard then using a bolt set in the notch. I’m using the…Continue

First time fretter - fret ends

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Apr 2. 10 Replies

Working on my second build and first time fretting. Had trouble getting the fret slot depth consistent. Frets went in ok but now I’m having trouble getting the ends to feel comfortable. I’ve been…Continue

Beginner Question- different box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael shrader Apr 3. 17 Replies

My sister in law used to make purses out of cigar boxes. She gave me a box(s) where she had glued identical boxes back to back. They are nice boxes and I was thinking about opening up part of the…Continue

 

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Michael shrader replied to Michael shrader's discussion Rough scarf joint seam in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks to all who responded to my question. My problem is with the feathered edge on the back of the neck. I ended up taking a small file and working it until it looked better. Not perfect but I’ve decided it’s just a character addition…"
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BrianQ. replied to Michael shrader's discussion Rough scarf joint seam in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Forgot to add, the paper bands wrapped around cigars are great for covering up boo boos?"
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Rose Ericson replied to Michael shrader's discussion Rough scarf joint seam in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"One trick to sanding a a scarf joint is to use a sanding block, instead of sanding back and forth you sand in a circle. Back and forth you have double pressure in the ends and there is always a gap. In a circle it remains flat. Can't wait to…"
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MadGomer replied to Michael shrader's discussion Rough scarf joint seam in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Sand it smooth and move on. As long as you have a good glue joint it's only aesthetic. You can always paint the headstock a solid color to mask the misalignment of the woodgrain if that's the main concern. They're never perfect."
Oct 21
BrianQ. replied to Michael shrader's discussion Rough scarf joint seam in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I would sand the rough parts flat until they match up? Are they glued together already? Pics? A good clamping, sharp blade & practice will help in long run? Don’t worry, it’s your 1st, next one’s gonna be better? BTW, I…"
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Rough scarf joint seam

Hi all,Doing my first angled headstock. The scarf cut was not perfect and the joint seam on the back of the neck is a little ratty looking. It’s not a smooth transition in to the neck. Any of have experience with cleaning up or hiding the seam? Or do I just sand the heck out of it? MikeSee More
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Michael shrader replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Looking for Builders and Players in Florida!
"Another FL boy here. Only been building and playing for about 6 months though. I live in Palm Harbor. Just south of Tarpon Springs and north of Clearwater. Been in Fl for about 47 years. Wife is a native so there are some around."
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Michael shrader replied to Michael shrader's discussion Glued on fretboard question
"Thanks again Taff. You continue to help and educate me. Much appreciated."
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Taffy Evans replied to Michael shrader's discussion Glued on fretboard question
"Hi, I don't think the angle in numbers is important as much as having a good feel of string tension, and enough downward pressure at the nut to prevent buzzing and enough over the bridge for good "loading" down pressure on the top or…"
May 12
Michael shrader replied to Michael shrader's discussion Glued on fretboard question
"Thanks Taff. That helps. Do you have a standard size of bolt you use? I know the break angle at the bridge should be around 15 deg. but I don’t know what the angle should be at the nut."
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MS CBG No. 1. First build.

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 2:40pm 2 Comments

Well after talking about it for a year, I finally jumped in and completed my first build based on Shane Speal’s Poor Man’s Guitar instructions. Made a few mistakes but I guess they give it character. I’m surprised at how loud and good it sounds! Build 2 in planning!

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