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Question about CBG tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Ballard May 13, 2020. 2 Replies

I am looking at some suggestions for a couple types of tools to aid in my building...First... Table Saw vs Mitre saw. Which is the better choice for cutting necks and other hard woods?Second... Table…Continue

Cleaning Cigar Boxes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Herget Apr 28, 2019. 8 Replies

I have come across some cigar boxes in a shed that I am trying to figure out how to clean them up. They are pretty dirty but structurally sound and have some cool graphics on them. They are dirty and…Continue

 

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Mark Ballard replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Question about CBG tools
"+1 on table saw and laminate trimmer"
May 13, 2020
Taffy Evans replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Question about CBG tools
"Hi, I think that a table saw would be my first pick as it can be so versatile. I've used my table saw to rip timber for necks and fingerboards, as well as thickness timber for a range of parts for a CBG. It will cross cut and do mitre's. I…"
May 13, 2020
Nick Burchett posted a discussion

Question about CBG tools

I am looking at some suggestions for a couple types of tools to aid in my building...First... Table Saw vs Mitre saw. Which is the better choice for cutting necks and other hard woods?Second... Table router or a Dremel-type router?Appreciate the feedback!See More
May 12, 2020
Bob Herget replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Cleaning Cigar Boxes
"I sit and stare at my dirty, vintage boxes before I do anything to them, then I approach them with the least invasive technique that I think might work and go from there until I'm happy. I have a couple of vintage solid wood Muriel Babies boxes…"
Apr 28, 2019
Sweet Crooks replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Cleaning Cigar Boxes
" I had success using those eye glass cleaning wipes that come in the little foil packaging. The ones I have, have so little Alcohol in them it didn't damage the paper. I was actually able to remove some Hide Glue  that stuck to the…"
Apr 27, 2019
François replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Cleaning Cigar Boxes
"Removing the loose stuff with a brush is a good idea. I also had success cleaning a bunch of stuff with some Windex and paper towels. It doesn't do too much damage to paper if you don't put too much (I clean the outside of used books with…"
Apr 25, 2019
JL replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Cleaning Cigar Boxes
"start with the 'dusting brush' head on your vacuum to get all the loose dust/dirt"
Apr 25, 2019
Tom T replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Cleaning Cigar Boxes
"You may want to avoid the urge to "over restore" or "over renew" your boxes. There is likely a lot of hard earned character in the boxes. Most of us work hard to make our shiny, new looking boxes look more road-worn and gritty. A…"
Apr 24, 2019
Taffy Evans replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Cleaning Cigar Boxes
"Hi, I would search for restoration techniques, maybe relating to books or paintings/prints. Taff"
Apr 24, 2019
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Cleaning Cigar Boxes
"I would just use a dry cloth and get the dust off but leave and use the boxes as they are with all those years of patina some pics would be great I bet there will have some nice inside of lid graphics Nick . I got this box off my Dad 30 years ago…"
Apr 24, 2019
François replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Cleaning Cigar Boxes
"I have one that came from my mom's uncle that was stored in a house that had a leaking stove pipe. The thing was definitely charcoal covered. I had to use a magic eraser to clean it up. Now it looks better but not new."
Apr 24, 2019
Nick Burchett posted a discussion

Cleaning Cigar Boxes

I have come across some cigar boxes in a shed that I am trying to figure out how to clean them up. They are pretty dirty but structurally sound and have some cool graphics on them. They are dirty and faded a little from the dirt.Any advice on cleaning them up or websites that talk about the ability to clean them up?See More
Apr 24, 2019

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