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Cigar Box Inserts

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Nov 7. 2 Replies

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

 

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the anonymous pick replied to FoldedSoup's discussion Cigar Box Inserts
"They make great fake cat food , when chopped up  .... cause  every guitar needs a cat food dispenser, ya know . ;-)"
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"I use them to bracing?"
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Cigar Box Inserts

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…See More
Nov 5
FoldedSoup replied to Frank Scott's discussion Building a basic bridge?
"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…"
Oct 16
FoldedSoup replied to ghm's discussion Home Depot and Lowes necks
"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. In case…"
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FoldedSoup replied to ghm's discussion Home Depot and Lowes necks
"Well, thanks Webster! I know exactly what tree they're talking about now. Learn something new every so often..."
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FoldedSoup replied to ghm's discussion Home Depot and Lowes necks
"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…"
Sep 28
FoldedSoup replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Building my Uke bridge
"Thanks, Taff… S'what I thought. Appreciated!"
Jul 27
FoldedSoup replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Building my Uke bridge
"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…"
Jul 27
FoldedSoup replied to Scott's discussion 4 string neck width
"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…"
Jul 27
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Does your cigar box contain a jumping flea?
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FoldedSoup replied to Alan Dillard's discussion scarf joint jig
"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: Quick and…"
May 31
FoldedSoup replied to Graeme Jones's discussion String selection
"Baritone Uke is currently my go-to, play around the house instrument. I'm in the process of building several CBG's based on it... complete with the 20 inch scale length (though I might stretch it to 22 to avoid some finger…"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
CB Gitty
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2
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The ability to create a custom musical instrument, designed to my own unique specifications, using... basically junk!

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