Stew
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Stew replied to Caleb's discussion Alternative to fret wire?
"Clothes hangers. The dry cleaner types. The thinner gauge one for frets and the thicker gauge for zero fret. Install with a couple of spots of the gel superglue."
Jan 23
Stew commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Introduce Yourself!
"Hi. My name is Stew from Perth Western Australia. I have built 5 CBGs and in the process of 2 builds. I have built over 20 guitars and bass guitars previously but have well and truly caught the 3 string bug. Really enjoy this site and it has been a…"
Jan 23
Stew joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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Introduce Yourself!

We wanna know who you are! Where ya from? What'cha buildin'? This is a place for new members to introduce themselves and old 'uns to show 'em around.I'm Shane & I run the Nation. I'm glad you're here. Come on in and tune up!See More
Jan 23
Stew replied to James Pobog's discussion fret (and fret marking) experiments
"An option I use to mark a fret less is to cut where the fret markers need to be the stain the fret board with stain or ink. When dry you then sand back the fret board. The fret slots will then retain the stain color and the fret board will be the…"
Jan 16
Stew replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Tung oil vs Danish Oil?
"Tru oil. It is a mix of tung and linseed oil. Apply with fingers 3 coats 3 hours apart. Scuff with 000 steel wool and run fridge magnet over it to remove any steel wool dust. Do another 3 coats and scuff again then do 1 light coat and leave over…"
Jan 16
Stew replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Tung oil vs Danish Oil?
"I use Tru oil. It's a mix of tung and linseed oil. Apply with fingers, do another coat 3 hours later then a 3rd after 3 hours more. Scuff with steel wool, wipe clean and run a fridge magnet over it to get any small steel wool dust particles. Do…"
Jan 16
Stew is now a member of Cigar Box Nation
Jan 16

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Google
How many instruments have you built so far?
25+
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The versatility, history and portability.

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Soap Box Blues commented on Dave Lynas's photo
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Building up the color

"rooster cogburn!"
3 hours ago
Mellowmuso87 replied to Mellowmuso87's discussion Resources for Australian cigar Box guitar builders!
"Cheers Bro! I do love a dumpster dive! got a couple of old smoke alarms for piezos!"
4 hours ago
Mellowmuso87 replied to Mellowmuso87's discussion Resources for Australian cigar Box guitar builders!
"Hey Taff! wow that's an epic drive to grab some strings!  https://cbgemporium.com im…"
4 hours ago
Mellowmuso87 replied to Mellowmuso87's discussion Resources for Australian cigar Box guitar builders!
"Thanks Lads! There is heaps of music shops but nothing parts wise in specifics for CBG's.…"
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Mellowmuso87 and Jeff 'Bones' Reilly are now friends
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Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans commented on Dave Lynas's photo
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wet Paint

"Sort of a "FrankenChicken" vibe going on there! Love it!"
5 hours ago
Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans commented on Dave Lynas's photo
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Building up the color

"Dave!  That's wild!  Love it!"
5 hours ago
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Mellowmuso87's discussion Resources for Australian cigar Box guitar builders!
"Gday Cobba I’m in Hobart welcome to the Nation . If your lucky you can still get old cigar…"
6 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Mellowmuso87's discussion Resources for Australian cigar Box guitar builders!
"Hi and welcome, I'm in North Queensland so I buy from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and from…"
7 hours ago
François replied to James Pobog's discussion The more I use piezos...
"Piezos don't come in many flavors or quality. Disk or linear, big or small, and that's…"
8 hours ago

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