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Preping boxes

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Oct 21. 3 Replies

OI ran in to a problem on a custom order. I received a black cohiba box that looked perfect. While waiting for parts I sprayed the box with acrylic laquer to protect it. After the clear dried there…Continue

Peizo's and capacitors.

Started this discussion. Last reply by White Raven Feb 22. 22 Replies

I am wondering if adding a capacitor like an orange drop to a simple piezo circuit will help with the tone?  I am working with an antique box, and I wan't to keep it simple. Just a piezo wired to a…Continue

string buzz

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Nov 21, 2015. 2 Replies

I have a new problem with an old reliable cbg. I built this resonator in the spring. excellent in every way. all of a sudden it has string buzz at the bridge. the bridge is made from the end of the…Continue

Exploring Chord shapes.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lazylefteye Jul 27, 2015. 10 Replies

I have enjoyed searching around the site and reading posts about Chord Shapes. Lots of good, clear advice and diagrams. But I have not been able to find the chord shape for Bm with 4 string open G…Continue

 

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BrianQ. replied to White Raven's discussion Preping boxes
"Something a lot the members do is wipe the boxes with a semi-damp cloth before anything, those darker colored boxes are notorious for smudge prints? I have lacquered over smudges before, it’s bothersome, but ornamental trinkets can usually…"
Oct 21
Taffy Evans replied to White Raven's discussion Preping boxes
"Hi, are the fingerprints on the new lacquer? If so then Brian Qs method is worth a try, or are they on the box paper and where there before you sprayed over them? If the later be careful you don't sand down to the paper and wreck it. Taff"
Oct 20
BrianQ. replied to White Raven's discussion Preping boxes
"Sand them out with super extra fine sandpaper & recoat, no worries :)"
Oct 19
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Preping boxes

OI ran in to a problem on a custom order. I received a black cohiba box that looked perfect. While waiting for parts I sprayed the box with acrylic laquer to protect it. After the clear dried there are smudges and finger prints all over it.what can I do?See More
Oct 19

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
after finding an old cigar box in a junk store in the Kootenays, I was searching for something to do with it. Found CBN and I was amazed.
How many instruments have you built so far?
3. Working on 4 more
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 a unique Art form when you create them, and then the music created with them is another form of art. It is also unique. Few people do this.

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At 2:04pm on December 18, 2015, Peter Bulback said…
Hi White Raven. Thanks for the nice words. The edging on the headstock is simply a trim from a $ store plastic 3 ring binder. It's glued on and adds a little touch. I always varathane on top of any glue-ons for durability.
At 9:40am on November 25, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Those licence plate guitars have a sound hole in the side.

By the way that black resonator 3-2 of your is beautiful

At 11:19pm on April 12, 2015, Ken Vickets said…
Oh yeah...still building.....taking a bit of a break for carving competitions but still trying some new Stuff!!
At 11:11pm on April 12, 2015, Ken Vickets said…
Thanks for the friend request dave!
At 10:58pm on January 3, 2015, White Raven said…

I'm back.

 Now with the right email address, and the wrong profile pic. Well....its a start. 

First project of the year is to fix the neck angle on builds 1 and 2. Then on to builds 3,4 and 5. 

 
 
 

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