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Cigar Box Dimentions and Wood Thickness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Butters Oct 18. 6 Replies

Hi All,I am living in Thailand so I cant get genuine cigar box's here and to import would be a 'nightmare' to get through customs.  I plan to build my own boxes (I have access to mahogany, teak or…Continue

Cigar Box Dimentions and Wood Thickness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Butters Oct 24. 11 Replies

Hi All,I am living in Thailand so I cant get genuine cigar box's here and to import would be a 'nightmare' to get through customs.  I plan to build my own boxes (I have access to mahogany, teak or…Continue

Cigar Box Dimentions and Wood Thickness

Started Oct 18 0 Replies

Hi All,I am living in Thailand so I cant get genuine cigar box's here and to import would be a 'nightmare' to get through customs.  I plan to build my own boxes (I have access to mahogany, teak or…Continue

Fret Boards, Necks and Truss Rods

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Oct 22. 20 Replies

Hi All, I have just joined and have yet to build my first Cigar Box guitar. At the moment I am doing the research and I have some questions I hope the expert can help with.For a 3, 4 and 6 string…Continue

 

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"Rich, something to think about, we don’t always need a box to build a guitar? Also , have you thought about warming up on a soupcan canjo, one stringers are the easiest & plenty of fun? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KHx6wCa64s0"
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Rich Butters replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Chris, thanks for the response.  I will be building in Mahogany and have sourced the box wood I will let you know how I get on Cheers Rich"
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Rich Butters replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Chris, I am a real armature at building so no advice from me but question.  I love the looks of dovetail & finger joints as I think this shows 'craftsmanship'  I live in Thailand so I can’t get cigar boxes and to…"
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"Hi John Mark, thanks for the very in-depth response.  I live in Thailand so I cant get cigar box's and to import will be a 'nightmare' getting tobacco products through Thai customs.  I know there empty box's but the…"
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Rich Butters commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Brian Q thanks for this.  I have the fret template and have watched the video Cheers Rich"
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Rich Butters commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi All, thank you all for the advice.  The things I 'take away' from your feedback is: Enjoy yourseldf and just go ahead and build Use your first builds as part of the learning process Keep it simple but watch the online…"
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Rich Butters commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
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Rich Butters commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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"Hi Taffy I have a CNC and its great.  Search Google "Hobby Bench Top CNC" or Heinz CNC (I have one of these the S720)  https://www.cnc-step.com/engraving-machine/ Shapeoko CNC or X Carve are also very good.  The price you…"
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At 4:29pm on November 10, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Rich, something to think about, we don’t always need a box to build a guitar? Also , have you thought about warming up on a soupcan canjo, one stringers are the easiest & plenty of fun? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KHx6wCa64s0

At 12:05pm on October 14, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Rich, plenty of build plans & play info located in the Resources tab, also check out Glenn Watt & Del Puckett YouTube channels? here’s a step by step video of how to build a simple cbg, hope this helps :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8&t=16s

 
 
 

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