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Pallet guitar stand

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Walter Jun 23. 3 Replies

saw this on Craigslist and thought I'd share. Super easy to make from pretty much any pallet.  Just take one board off, notch it and put it on the top. …Continue

Quick wood finishing ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Sep 15, 2018. 14 Replies

Looking to have a group of guys build a simple cbg in a hour or two in one sitting.  No real questions about building but looking for ideas on quick to apply (and dry) finishes for the neck.  Ideas?Continue

Ukulele bridge help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Jul 4, 2018. 3 Replies

Hi all, building a traveler style uke.  Nearing the end, but the standard glue one uke bridge (rosewood and bone) I intended to use ends up about .25 inch / 6mm to low.  Neck and fretboard are glued…Continue

Backing tracks - if I could only solo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Nov 2, 2017. 6 Replies

I am probably the last to know but I just discovered backing tracks. Tons of them on YouTube such as slow blues in G. Now I need to try to learn some solo riffs. Anyone have any favorite tracks to…Continue

 

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Kigar replied to Bill Sheehy's discussion A brand new question: 25 1/2 inches the only/best length of a fret board?
"As others said, almost any length is ok.  Ukes go down to 13" and lots in between.  But if you really wanted a longer scale you could make a stepped neck or a scarf joint headstock too."
Sep 14
Kigar replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Looper question
"Probably suppose to but I just used the mic for messing around."
Sep 4
Kigar replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Looper question
"If you want to dabble and have an iPad there is an app called loopy. Jimmy Fallon used it on his show with Billy Joel, you can see it on YouTube "
Sep 3
Kigar replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"Haven't made a sideways box. Another way to shorten the overall length is to put the tuners in the box."
Sep 3
Kigar replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Where or How did you come up with your handle (nickname)
"After finding the site and starting to join, it of course asked for a name.  After an idenity theft, I avoid the use of my name, and I thought I should try to make it relevant, so it is misspelled cigar with a k."
Sep 3
Kigar commented on Uncle John's blog post For sale: Church sale or CBN -
"Never heard of a talent, auction, but at least they could here it.  Our's is a silent auction, so it would sit among the other stuff. I think most people wouldn't know what it was.  A good gospel tune that is fun to play is…"
Aug 3
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Congrats on the b-day and shop.  Last year I got a California compressor, only one gallon tank. It keeps up with nailers, inflates a tire etc but the best part is that it truly is quiet, like soft conversation quiet.  No affiliation but I…"
Aug 3
Kigar commented on Uncle John's blog post For sale: Church sale or CBN -
"Nice git UJ.  If you go the church route let us know how it goes. I thought about doing that too, and wondered if it would get any bids. Also not sure of the denomination but maybe the elixir should stay at home?"
Aug 2
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"What, no celebration for 100 pages? "
Aug 2
Kigar replied to Sincerely, Iris's discussion License Plate Buzzing
"Maybe something to try- looking at the picture it looks like the plate is tight against the wood at the screws, but a little less so on the ends and in between. Makes sense as the screws hold it tight.  Anyway, if you can remove the plate and…"
Aug 1
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"The other alternative is no sound hole at all.  You can always add one if you or your uncle don't like the sound. "
Jul 30
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"The pedal board is very cool!  Can you explain how the reverb works?"
Jul 28
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"If you can try the torch on a piece of scrap it would be good to get the feel of it. It seems like nothing is happening then suddenly it changes. I'd suggest a broader flame and not to close or you will get lines running across the wood.…"
Jul 22
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"You guys are killing me, I actually started thinking if it could work. "
Jul 8
Kigar replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Totally not cbg related.  After a long stint of home remodeling, I took a little break to carve out a Greenland kayak paddle.  Rough sanded and wetted to raise the grain.  Found a plan to make one from a cedar 2x4 and was intrigued to…"
Jul 7
Daniel Walter replied to Kigar's discussion Pallet guitar stand
"nice. need a large wall. "
Jun 23

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License Plate Guitar

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 9:35pm 6 Comments

Thought I'd post this one, it was my second build.  Box was scrap hardwood flooring, the tongue side made a great recess for the plate.  The bottom is scrap thin ply of unknown origin.  The neck is the unique feature, it is half of a hickory branch that was originally intended for a bow but I decided the the knots and kink are beyond my bowyer abilities.  The kink made the string break for the tuners.  The action is no action, with the curvy branch it is slide only for this one.  I passed…

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New Guy - First Build

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 9:09pm 4 Comments

Hi all, just joined this group after taking for a while I thought I would try to give some back.  I have made a few projects so far, this is the first....

My First Cigar Box Guitar

 After stumbling across the whole Cigar Box Guitar thing (not sure where I originally found it) I decided to make one.  I got into making bows a few years ago and while I still enjoy it there comes a point where making another meets the quantity I already have x the effort x skill and so on.  Having…

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Two more short stories put in a new blog. The first one is my fave story to date. I apprecate contstructive criticism and corrections.

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Taffy Evans replied to James Pobog's discussion Hollow construction?
" Hi James, I did not understand your question at first, until I read BrianQ's response…"
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Taffy Evans replied to GARAGE HERMIT's discussion my diy table saw, it's not for the squeamish,
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"Far out, Pick! And... OMG!.... Those ARE frets!!!"
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"Yep. Swampylicious!"
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"Eerily stunning, Pick!  Well done!"
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"Nice cabinetry work the effect with the tones in the timber finish really sets it off . =-)"
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"Very calming, nice duet Daves. Love the crate."
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