Hi all, I just recently joined the Cigar Box Nation! I happened upon this site while building my first cigar box guitar. I have learned a lot from all of you in regards to building these awesome…Continue
"I've been wresting with ways to get the strings off the nut for my cello-bo and its been a hack and a kludge and broken strings. All of this because I didn't think i had the skills to make that "Bent neck thingee." And I check…"
"Yes O K first I need to get me some tools, a saw, and a plane, not an air plane, spoke shave something else sandpaper etc etc wood could help to start lol.
Thanks Paul appreciate your thoughts and help "
"Happy New Blessed Year to all.
Take your time, patience pays off, think it all out before doing anything, measure twice, cut once and beat into place. LOL
If you mess up, it's no big deal. fix it if you can or cover it up and play dumb or say…"
"Got yer Paul, thanks for the help here, right now Im mentally visualizing
the work and how Im gonna do the neck, slow and easy does it right?
Im working to make a 4 string Cigarbox job. It is really fun looking, I will get there eventually and very…"
"These are non-adjustable steel rods. That one was a bit too big, but I already had it so I used it. Any git with 4 or more strings at 25" scale or longer would be a good idea to have a trussrod.
Was a furniture builder at one time and that…"
"Yes you do have to be careful where your drilling. I got those a little too close to the edge of the neck. You don't want the screws too close to the edge or too close to the middle if your going to have a trussrod.
These pics show how the…"
"Lately I've been dry fitting the pieces together, clamp and drill 2 holes for short wood screws(don't want to go through on the bottom piece), take apart and apply glue. Put the 2 pieces back together and screw them together tight(this…"
"That's the way I've done mine for awhile, but I didn't have the jig. It's probably a good idea fro me to finally make the jig.
I make my necks out of Red Oak. You need to not rush the cut on the harder woods because the blade can…"