Timothy Hunter
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Truss rod placement ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ILL GREEN Mar 28. 6 Replies

so, i did a bit of a search but couldnt find anything definite . How / where do i layout the truss rod channel? neck is scarf joint and will have a fretboard . i find lots of pictures of channels and…Continue

Guitar bits from ALDI australia.

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Feb 8. 5 Replies

for the Aussies in the group. found these at Aldi todaythe pickups are meant for an acoustic guitar but they are prewired with a 6.5mm/ 1/4" jack . $10 AUD.the uke kit is a cardboard box neck and…Continue

first attempt at a scarf joint. repair ideas needed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 14. 6 Replies

ok well i made the job harder than it needed to be. i didnt quite cut straight and the joint was twisted.so i double sided taped the two parts together and spent a lot of time sanding it square and…Continue

 

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Timothy Hunter replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"i find this online one the best.. http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/ you can save a PDF of the scale and print it out..  only problem is you have to enable flash for this site as it needs it to show the save buttons..  you…"
yesterday
Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Visitors to the workshop
"did ya buy them a round??  buggers look thirsty...lol"
Wednesday
Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Would I have a copywrite problem?
"should be easy to do Taff.  Kden Live is a free multiplatform video editor. here is a tut on how to remove audio. in this he is swaping out audio for music but all you want is to remove the audio? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiNryxwAnSo"
Monday
Timothy Hunter replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion What does your workshop look like?
"nice. i cant stack wood like that , water flows on the floor when it rains heavily! lol"
Monday
Timothy Hunter replied to FoldedSoup's discussion Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git
"thanks , thats a nice cool CBG there... "
Monday
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Getting my head around Pentatonic...
"James you are over thinking it..lol pentatonic is literally a 5 note scale, most often used with blues in a CBG context. incoming theory.. you have been warned.lol a dulcimer scale is just all the correct notes in a scale ie. to keep things simple…"
Monday
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"ok, fold...lol"
Nov 5
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion new bridge
"Taff,  Back in 69/70 my step dad was a telephone installer for the PMG( later telecom then Telstra). amoung the many things he brought home from under peoples houses. was a guitar. i think it was a home made guitar and quite decently done. it…"
Nov 5
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Steve Ramsay WWMM Izzy Swan see your one and raise you 2...lol"
Nov 3
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion new bridge
"are you trying to change a nylon string guitar to a steel string guitar? good luck that top is going to buckle."
Nov 3
Timothy Hunter replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion What does your workshop look like?
"i bought a table saw 6 months ago. its in the shed somewhere,i just cant get to it."
Nov 1
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Thoughts on fret spacing
"if you do use fretfind2d when you print it out double check the print with a ruler not all printers will print at exactly 100% . i made my firs git with a 600mm scale , printed the template out and measured the 12th fret to nut distance should have…"
Nov 1
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Soldering...
"dont try to solder the wire in one go. do as Ben said. scuff the back of the pot and get a hot iron and use flux if the solder doesnt have enough/any and don't hold the iron on the pot for too long. get a blob of solder sticking to the back…"
Nov 1
Timothy Hunter replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion What does your workshop look like?
"well this is what it looks like a couple of weeks ago. built the wood deck and started to concrete and it poured rain! fortunately i ran out of sand gravel mix due to me underestimating how deep the slab would be.  had to finish it off last…"
Oct 31
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Diving in the deep end of the pool again...
"slight pedantic correction. each coil is actually only 1 wire. the "ground" side is usually the start of the wind and the "hot" is the other end of the wire after approx  8 thousnad winds .  a humbucker is two single…"
Oct 30
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"well today i had the controll board for my washing machine on the workbench! Samsung 10Kg washer maybe 5 to 7 years old. washed but would not spin. $185 AUD for a replacement and a week or so wait for it..  So off to the youtubes to see if…"
Oct 27

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
cigar box guitar.com
How many instruments have you built so far?
3/4 3 string , 1/4 of a Uke
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The simplicity, and the freedom to build it any way you desire. There are no rules!

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neck fretted and how not to do it!

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 8:23am 5 Comments

finally got the nerve to fret the neck and ran out of glue half way through. so i got some more glue today i am using Loctite Gel Control in a silver bottle with blue side grips. worth the $5.80 AUD it cost. the other glues i tried either took too long to set or soaked into the wood and didnt stick to the frets.

The frets are made from a Champion branded…

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first build part 2

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 7:22am 13 Comments

Design parameters

600mm scale length, 20 frets. cigar box is 270 x170x50 mm

threaded rod as nut and bridge

string through on 35 mm overhang

neck%20layout.pdf 

600mm%20scale%20length%20fret%20guide.txt

thanks Jhono for the tips on getting…

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first build log.

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Hi everyone, my name is tim.

I have been playing guitar on and off ( mostly off tune) since i was about 13 when my step father found a handmade guitar under someones house when he was installing telephones back in 1973.

 I have seen Cigar Box Guitars around over the years and always wanted to have a go with one. So i figure now is the time to start and after reading through the forums here and a intensive 3 week google self education binge it time!

I am going to start…

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At 3:46pm on April 20, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Timothy hi, any idea how we could handle the induction pickup stuff in its rather impractical form it still exists?

 
 
 

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