Kevin Lawton
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Kevin Lawton replied to James Avery Cunliffe's discussion How to stop laminations twisting? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"All wood 'moves around' somewhat in response to moisture/temperature/humidity - it is in the nature of wood to do so - but different woods to this to different extents.  Maple moves less than many other woods, while Oak and Poplar…"
May 22, 2012
Kevin Lawton joined Shane Speal's group
Oct 11, 2011
Kevin Lawton joined Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates's group

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If you have one of those colossal, bonehead, 'DOH' moments building, tell us about it here. Aw come on, admit it. You've done something completely inept. We wanna here about it.See More
Oct 11, 2011
Kevin Lawton liked Shane Speal's group It Goes To 11
May 17, 2011
Kevin Lawton replied to Mal Chilvers's discussion patterned fret board in the group The Brits are coming
"There is a guy sells inlaid fretboards on e-bay like this - and other bits too. Yeah, you cut the slots to put frets on it, carefully, going right thru the inlay and everything. He also sells them ready-cut or ready-fretted, but gives no indication…"
Apr 6, 2011
Kevin Lawton replied to Mal Chilvers's discussion Sea sick Steve in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"I'm happy to report that I'll be seeing Seasick Steve playing live at a music festival in August."
Mar 31, 2011
Kevin Lawton commented on ChickenboneJohn's photo

Honda Kart Engine guitar

"Wow ! Cool or what ? This gives me an idea - I've got an old Honda CD185T which will probably never see the road again, as most of it has been cannibalised to keep other bikes running. I wonder . . . . . . ."
Oct 22, 2010
Kevin Lawton commented on ChickenboneJohn's photo

Flymo oil can guitar - retro 70s style!

"I'm quite amazed how you mnage to make these oilcan guitars so neatly."
Oct 22, 2010
Kevin Lawton replied to ChickenboneJohn's discussion UK Cigar Box Guitar Fest 2010 in the group The Brits are coming
"John, please don't get me wrong, I'm not in any way suggesting that you are not doing miracles regarding the event organisation and pricing. I am just feeling very depressed at my own misfortune for not being able to afford to travel there…"
Oct 18, 2010
Kevin Lawton replied to Kevin M. Kraft's discussion cigar bix bass guitar plans in the group Cigar Box Basses
"I would add that if you are going to use proper bass strings then be sure to construct strong enough to hold the string tension. A 'thru-nack' kinda construction would probably be best for strength, using a nice strong hardwood for the…"
Oct 16, 2010
Kevin Lawton commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
"I don;t supposed there's any chance of fixing up some kind of travel arrangements from the Manchester area ? I've managed to scrape together the ticket price but can't afford the petrol."
Oct 16, 2010
Kevin Lawton commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
"Just checking what the prices are as they stand ? I've been trying to save some dosh as I missed out last year but really don't know if I'll be able to afford it or not."
Oct 14, 2010
Kevin Lawton commented on BeetleJuice!'s group Three string guitars
"That guitarist doing a solo on a 3-string CBG sounds very clever. Yeah, he sure is a bright spark ! :-)"
Oct 9, 2010
Kevin Lawton commented on smojo's group The Brits are coming
"Facebook, My Space, Twitter and LinkedIn - now there's an idea ! How about we set up a 'UK CIgar Box Guitar Festival' on these social networking sites and then by 'favouriting' it - all the people we are connected to will…"
Sep 23, 2010
Kevin Lawton commented on ChickenboneJohn's event UK Cigar Box Guitar Fest 2010
"I am definitely going to make it this year - though I have absolutely no idea how I will afford it !"
Aug 29, 2010
Kevin Lawton replied to Jordan Burk's discussion Building a combination bridge piezo unit? in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
"I am try to work out how to draw a diagram and post it here. What seems to be particularly effective is to make the bridge in two parts - top and bottom. I believe that Ted Crocker does them this way. The idea is that the larger bottom part be…"
Aug 6, 2010

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At 3:27pm on September 22, 2009, Mark C said…
Hi Kevin
Sorry that things are problematic for you. I've no doubt that you would have loved to go to the fest. I'll keep the offer of a lift open, just in case...
At 1:38am on September 22, 2009, Mark C said…
Hi Kevin
If you can get to Hyde early on the Saturday morning, I can give you a lift down to the cbg fest. However, I'm staying overnight in a B&B, so won't be returning until Sunday.
At 4:00pm on August 23, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee
At 8:16pm on May 22, 2009, Doc Oakroot said…
Hey Kevin,

Good to see you here.

At 11:22am on May 22, 2009, JUJU said…
Hi Kevin
Thanks for the reply mate , also for the great comments about my builds , very kind of you
Yes it's a shame about the old forum but things move on , most people are on here now anyway , you reminded me of Captain Smith Going down with the Titanic , you have staying power i will grant you that lol!!
as you will have seen we have a fair few brits on here now it's growing by the week
can't wait for the Birmingham Fest thats gonna be so cool meeting everyone and maybe next year it's gonna be a big thing if this years goes ok
see you around
At 7:20am on May 22, 2009, JUJU said…
Hey Kevin
You made it at last , cool
have you seen our CBG fest we have planned October 3 Birmingham , it's gonna be fantastic , would be good if you could make it ?

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