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Good Source for Box Artwork

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Aug 6, 2018. 5 Replies

Google "fruit crate labels" and select "Images" and you'll find hundreds of amazing label designs that would look great on a cigar box top. These are colorful, classic images that could customize the…Continue

What's Your Favorite Cigar Box and Why.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Jun 6, 2018. 4 Replies

I've built about 50 three and four stringers (fretted and sliders). I've been luck to find a lot of boxes for free or low cost at local cigar stores. Over time, I started to gravitate to certain…Continue

Simple Audio Mixer for Your Amp...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Jan 8, 2018. 1 Reply

Playing through an amp is fun and good practice, but sometimes I want to play along with a jam track. With simple amps like my Pignose, there is no option for an auxiliary input such as a computer,…Continue

How many strings is best?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Kramme Dec 30, 2017. 28 Replies

I'm sure this will bring out an unlimited number of opinions, but that just let's us all learn more.I've built many CBGs over the past years that had 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 strings. I have enjoyed all of…Continue

 

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Tom T replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Zero fret/nut idea
"Sounds like a good solution, Taffy, but it does sound like a lot of labor. So many ways to skin that cat......"
16 hours ago
Tom T replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Zero fret/nut idea
"I usually just use a bit of epoxy between the nut and neck to stabilize it."
20 hours ago
Tom T replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Zero fret/nut idea
"I've been using something like this"
yesterday
Tom T replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Scarf joint question
"If you plan to remove the extra thickness of the head-stock after gluing it to the neck, then the only practical approach it to remove it from the top surface. If you have a table saw you can press the top of the head stock against the fence and cut…"
Tuesday
Tom T replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Displaying a CBG
"I think Taffy's photo says it all..........."
Jun 9
Tom T replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Laying out tuning machines on headstock?
"A three-on-a-strap tuner for an acoustic guitar has post spacing of around 35 mm ( 1 3/8"). Classic guitar tuners have post spacing of 39mm ( 1 17/32). For what you are trying to accomplish I wouildn't worry too much about tuner spacing…"
Jun 7
Tom T replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Trying some new things on next build
"Nice selection of bits and pieces. 1. Mahogany is a great wood to work with. It smells amazingly nice when sawed. 2. Don't worry too much about the string height with the hard tail. It can be adjusted up or down a fair amount. It that is not…"
May 27
Tom T replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Sawing very narrow strips on a table saw.
"Thanks Taffy. Every tip on safe use of sharp things is appreciated. I had my table saw now for over 30 years and have gotten my investment out of it many times. Over the years I built all sorts of jigs and fixtures to get more out of the saw. Some…"
May 27
Tom T replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"Apologies Rob. Old eyes often misread computer screens. Vienna is a beautiful city any time of year. I was there several years back and found the hidden treasure to be the fine coffee shops."
May 24
Tom T replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"Hi  Taffy. Glad you rung in on this topic. I have a spider bridge Gretsch Boxcar that has the center screw that you mention. You're right about its break angle (not much to talk about). As for the Les Paul, when you get into very lightly…"
May 23
Tom T replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"I have three six string resonators. One metal body and two wood body. The two biscuit resonators have 9 1/2" cones from StewMac. The spider bridge guitar has a 11" cone. I've seen and used a variety of string tensions from Standard…"
May 23
Tom T replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Decal top removal
"I've had good luck removing the "My Father's Cigar" decal by using a heat gun (carefully) to warm up the underlying glue. Once you get a corner up, just continue to apply a little heat under the decal to help it along. A hair…"
May 11
Tom T replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Securing screened grommets for sound hole?
"The tight fit mentioned by ILL works well along with a dab or two of hot glue. I use these grommets on boxes with this technique and they stay in place."
May 4
Tom T replied to Mark Bowen's discussion CGB Building workshop for kids?
"Sounds like a great project for the kids and the finished product could be a lot of fun for them to play. I guess my advice is to "think simple" with the minimal number of building steps and any precision steps taken care of (by you) ahead…"
Apr 29
Tom T replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion Grounding: Is it necessary for all electric cigar boxes; piezzo vs "normal pickups'?
"I think that planning your project is a really good idea. You will learn a lot through planning and even more in building. Just keep in mind that this is your first CBG..Make it as good as possible, but you have to understand that there will be a…"
Apr 27
Tom T replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion Grounding: Is it necessary for all electric cigar boxes; piezzo vs "normal pickups'?
"Well, if you use a magnetic pickup (P90, Humbuckers, single wound, etc,) you should consider grounding the strings as part of your build plan. The strings really are antenna that can pick up signals from lights, other electrical devices and…"
Apr 27

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