• Male
  • Charleston, WV
  • United States

DrByte's Friends

  • Gregory E. Payne
  • Jonathan Hartwell
  • Saner Cigar Box Guitars .com
  • dave jr
  • Newshound
  • Edgel R Gillespie II
  • mark gunnoe
  • leonardo blues
  • Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw
  • Uncle John
  • John Hopper
  • wes carl
  • Bluesheart
  • Randy S. Bretz
  • Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker

DrByte's Page

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
lumberjocks website

DrByte's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

DrByte's Blog

Fret Scale Template-Accurate! Cheap!--How To Make

Posted on March 18, 2011 at 11:43am 23 Comments

  Here's my first CB building blog. It's just a short one to get the hang of it. It's about making an accurate fret scale template for about 3$US as opposed to buying one for 40+$US. It has sub-millimeter accuracy with just a little care taken in its making. First, you need a 3$ 'Swanson' yardstick from Lowes i.e. (http://ity.im/07nkn). Of course it can be another quality brand from somewhere else as long as it has mm marked its full length. After completion…


Comment Wall (4 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 2:11pm on February 20, 2011, wes carl said…

My wife works for the House Of Reps here in Pa. She does the room scheduling for the Chief Clerk. Im a boiler inspector the the Stete.  Seam to be in the same line of work :)

At 10:42am on February 16, 2011, wes carl said…
cool article Dr
At 5:37am on February 9, 2011, Dianne Woods said…
Hey DrByte, Very nice builds.
At 1:06pm on May 7, 2010, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…
Welcome aboard, DrByte! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

Up in the Free Resources menu at the top, you will see a number of plans for building and playing cigar box guitars/ukuleles/banjos/dulcimers/violins. I encourage you to download any of the plans, take a look at them, and ask questions from there. Also our site is VERY searchable. I bet you your questions have already been asked, so take a few moments and look around.

Join our Chat sometime (see the bar at the bottom of your browser page). Keep in mind that tho the chat window says there are X number of people online, not all may have the chat window up.

Most of all, have fun!


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Latest Activity



© 2020   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->