Kurt Oravetz
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Kurt Oravetz replied to Kurt Oravetz's discussion fret wire and fret saw thickness in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks for help"
Oct 7, 2018
Kurt Oravetz replied to Kurt Oravetz's discussion fret wire and fret saw thickness in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks"
Oct 7, 2018
Kurt Oravetz replied to Kurt Oravetz's discussion fret wire and fret saw thickness in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks for help"
Oct 7, 2018
Andy Dobbs replied to Kurt Oravetz's discussion fret wire and fret saw thickness in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I also got my saw from C.B. Getty. It’s has worked fine. Jim Brown is right, a mitre box is worth getting ! My slots were erratic freehand. If not a mitre box a square block of wood to keep your saw perpendicular. The less your blade is moving…"
Oct 6, 2018
Jim Brown replied to Kurt Oravetz's discussion fret wire and fret saw thickness in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Check the little pull saw from Harbor Freight. It’s flexy but if you make yourself a purpose built miter box you’ll be in business."
Oct 6, 2018
Chuck Groves replied to Kurt Oravetz's discussion fret wire and fret saw thickness in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Same thing happened to me.  I used a caliper to measure the saw kerf and it was too wide.  I contacted c.b. Gitty and they agreed and sent me a new saw.  It was an improvement but I ended up getting a Japanese fret saw from stewmac.…"
Oct 6, 2018
Kurt Oravetz added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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fret wire and fret saw thickness

just got fret saw and fret wire did some practice cuts and it seems that the cut is to wide for wire, not sure what i have going on? I have C.B.Gitty fret saw and medium/medium wire, Could use some suggestions  Thanks   See More
Oct 6, 2018
Kurt Oravetz joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
Oct 6, 2018
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
google
How many instruments have you built so far?
1 complete 2 in the works
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
they are so simple yet like a piece of art to hang on the wall, haven't caught on to playing yet but love them

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