Hiya - If you're like me and save even ridiculously under-sized scrap wood for some future fantasy project, you no doubt have a lot of cigar box inserts lying around. I was wondering... What do you…Continue
"I've actually in the middle of trying this very thing! I came across several identical cigar boxes, but they weren't as deep as I'd like them, so I cut out both bottoms up to about an inch from the sides and glued and clamped…"
Hiya - If you're like me and save even ridiculously under-sized scrap wood for some future fantasy project, you no doubt have a lot of cigar box inserts lying around. I was wondering... What do you seasoned builders do with these things? The rectangular blocks and side inserts:The miscellaneous bits you sometimes come across (I keep finding these 'L' shaped bits):…See More
"I love coming to this site and having light bulbs go off because of someone else's great idea. I've made a few zero-fret gits, but I never considered using fretwire as the saddle.
Question to others … any major acoustic difference…"
"Heh. I just got back from Home Depot and picked up a nice piece of Hickory. I'm pretty sure I've used Home Depot hemlock before on past necks, but it's entirely possibly I made it all up. Perhaps I was consonantly confused.
"I've been down this road... Hope I can help!
The Home Depots and Lowe's here each sell:
- Red Oak: 'Hard' to work with.. .meaning it's more like stone than wood sometimes. Thick, strong, dense. Pre-drill…"
"Hey Taff - quick question:
Are you drilling the string holes right at the glue line, or slightly above / below? (photo's a bit fuzzy - looks like 'slightly above' to me) I have a (probably unwarranted) concern about the…"
"How do you play? If, like me, you're a bit of a fingerpicker, you'll find that 4-strings on a 1 1/2" fretboard is doable, but a bit awkward. You can't physically fit a finger in between the stings unless you're skinner…"
"Great jig Alan! I can appreciate the simplicity (and, the metal guide!)
Here's my low-tech jig. I don't own a table saw and after doing ~10 scarf joins by ruler line hand-cutting, I threw it together while cutting my 11th: