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What would you do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cigar Box Nation yesterday. 3 Replies

What would you do with this 'vanilla' gallon can? Paint it? Leave it as is? Add a mod-podge image[s]?I want to make a 3-string git but no inspiration as yet as to what it should look like...…Continue

Home Made Tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory LeBeau Feb 25, 2016. 6 Replies

One aspect of this addiction which has huge appeal to me is the DIY angle, making homemade music on homemade instruments. Taking it a step further, I have seen many homemade tools which help form the…Continue

 

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Cigar Box Nation replied to T-Gripped's discussion What would you do?
"burn it a little bit and leave it ratty.  It'll look like some of the instruments from Africa."
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the anonymous pick replied to T-Gripped's discussion What would you do?
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Korrigan replied to T-Gripped's discussion What would you do?
"Moonshine decal."
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What would you do?

What would you do with this 'vanilla' gallon can? Paint it? Leave it as is? Add a mod-podge image[s]?I want to make a 3-string git but no inspiration as yet as to what it should look like...See More
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Punch

"It's got that certain "appeal". Neat looking build!"
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Punch

"Yeah, agreed. A buddy of mine - who is a much better woodworker than I'll ever be - quipped "Poplar is poor-man's maple." I find it well suited for CBGs."
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"Thanks,    "Just poplar."   I used to think of polar as kind of a lesser wood.  I used oak back then.  They I came to realize or at least think, that poplar is lighter, easier to shape, may actually enhance…"
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Punch

"Unc: indeed, just poplar for neck, wings, and fingerboard. Thanx for your kind words!! Oh, and messing up scarf joints just adds to the appeal  :)"
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Punch

"Yowza, that actually put a catch in my breathing. Beautiful. Proportions, colors and tones just seem great. The scarf angle and head stock are right, right, right. I don't think cbgs require scarfed necks to play well. But sometimes they look…"
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"Nice!"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Glen Kaiser
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Somewhere over 70
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Giving junk a voice and allowing it to sing

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Old Builds Found in an Antique Store

Posted on July 20, 2020 at 9:42am 7 Comments

We recently moved to a new area. This past Saturday stopped in to an antique store and was smitten by this diddly bow. The huge single-tuner is very cool... wish I had a better shot to show it to you guys. The tag indicated is was from the 1930's.

And check out the old home-made fiddle. No background info on it.…

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Book Report: Real Artists Don't Starve

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 10:28am 0 Comments

No, this is not specifically CBG related, so feel free to move on.

In addition to my CBG hobby/addiction I have always had a passion for reading. I am finding this book to be quite interesting. Although I have no aspirations to be a 'real artist', I do find that I desire to create interesting roots instruments; many more than I need so I try to sell them. Some friends like them, buy them, or commission me to build for them, so I find myself selling art.

If you like the printed…

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Ceramic Instruments

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 8:18am 5 Comments

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ONE YEAR IN

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

About a year ago I bumped into this video on a cold winter day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgiZ_A6objs

I was smitten. After scrounging a bunch of parts, and buying a few, my first CBG came to be. I am now about 12 instruments in with about 4 or 5 additional builds going.

Just wanted to thank you guys for all the input, encouragement, and 'rules' :)

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At 10:03am on May 4, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks T ! appriciated !

At 8:29am on February 28, 2020, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks T-G

At 7:28am on January 31, 2020, Eero Tapani Lehtinen said…

Thanks T-G, great builds yours too!

At 7:47am on November 9, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thank you T-Gripped

At 8:23am on September 27, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Welcom aboard This fly't of Buzzy Bumble Bees ! be reading you T! Thanks !

At 6:13am on September 27, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks T-Grip for the kind comments ! appriciated !

At 7:16pm on June 19, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks T Glad you liked it ! will do sound  sample soon ! thanks for the kind comments ! Greeeettsszz A.D.

At 3:00pm on June 11, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thank you kindly for your like on the picture there T-Grip, much appriciated,

You got some real nice builds there yourself to! seen that rezzo  come by earlyer and think thats a nice looker ! if i say so !keep on keeping on ! Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 12:33pm on June 3, 2019, Ricky said…

Thanks

At 12:49pm on August 28, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Hey t-Gripped. Thanks for asking. I love your work. Happy to be your friend.

 
 
 

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