Went to the transfer station today and this is what I found! A pile of cigar boxes just sitting there!

I couldn't just leave them there! There's too much potential.

What do you think?

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Comment by Grandpa on August 10, 2017 at 5:17pm

Too true, Frog. Anything can and will. I saw that microwave git last year, and when it came time to replace our refrigerator, I told Mrs. Grandpa that the old one could be a heck of a stand-up bass. She asked where I'd stand to play it, and where the hell would I store it? Well, as usual she was correct, and that was that! If you still have the blade from that mower, you could bolt on a neck, a single coil, and use it as "cutting edge" instrument. Wait a minute....inspiration strikes! Yeah, junk stuff can make a one-off git, for sure! Rarely have had as much fun as buildin' gits.

Comment by Blues Frog on August 9, 2017 at 10:19pm

Grandpa,

(Funny, I no share that name)

I have the back guard off of an old lawn mower that is going to be a new guitar. This addiction is crazy. Anything can, and will, become a guitar someday. That's why i couldn't leave them there. 

Just ask bigmdgiv, he saw the potential, now he gets to make it a reality.

I love this hobby!

Comment by bigmcgiv on August 9, 2017 at 2:11pm

I got the box Monday thanks so much

Comment by Grandpa on August 9, 2017 at 2:09pm

Nice catch, BF. I reckon that many, if not most members herein are always looking around for discarded "building materials". Just the other day, Mrs. Grandpa's waffle iron ate it, and a new one was ordered. I gutted the old thing, cleaned off the remnants of batter and grease, and now have a set of chrome "clamshells" waiting to be recycled into a metal-bodied git. I wonder if the removable cast metal griddles can be cut down into resonators? We'll see. So much broken stuff, so many opportunities!

Comment by bigmcgiv on July 31, 2017 at 10:53pm
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Comment by Blues Frog on July 31, 2017 at 8:23pm

Bigmc, where would I be sending it to?

Comment by Paul Craig on July 31, 2017 at 4:21pm

Nice score.

Comment by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on July 31, 2017 at 3:56pm
Nice pick up mate .
Comment by bigmcgiv on July 31, 2017 at 3:49pm

liking the second on the left

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