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Steven Downer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Steampunk Collective
"Wow, that's awesome. I like the brass on the headstock."
Aug 5, 2012
Wichita Sam replied to Steven Downer's discussion Headstock Ideas in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"gorilla glue? gods above no! Gorilla glue is only good for furniture with sloppy joints... it expands as it dries. Any good wood glue, slightly contracts pulling the joint together. gorilla glue will push joints apart, misaligning them..."
Sep 27, 2010
ChiBob replied to Steven Downer's discussion Headstock Ideas in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks a lot, Sam! You have definitely upgraded my understanding of these things. So the" wings" will hold with appropriate glue. Like Gorilla glue? Or Elmer's Carpenter's? I'll definitely look up scarf joints; thanks…"
Sep 25, 2010
Wichita Sam replied to Steven Downer's discussion Headstock Ideas in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Well, yes, mostly, sorta..... If you're building a headstock design that is wider than the neck, you generally just glue "wings" onto the side, and then cut out the shape you what. Assuming you use good wood glue, between smooth…"
Sep 25, 2010
ChiBob replied to Steven Downer's discussion Headstock Ideas in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Probably a dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway: When the headstock is broader or thicker or slanted back from the neck, it has to be a separate piece of wood, right? And if so, it would have to have a truss rod or some such strengthening to…"
Sep 25, 2010
Steven Downer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Steampunk Collective
"Wow, pretty cool! Looks like some kind of generator under that key!"
Mar 16, 2010
Wichita Sam replied to Steven Downer's discussion Headstock Ideas in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"The last one was actually done for me by ron marr, "Blind Doughboy" in SW Missouri.... it's a scarf jointed oak neck with "wings" of canary and blood wood that is then bandsaw'd into an abstract pattern.... Not that…"
Feb 24, 2010
Steven Downer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Steampunk Collective
"We have a steampunk group in Fairbanks, Alaska: The Queen's Arctic Expeditionary League. I would love to introduce them to CBG building."
Feb 24, 2010

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