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Steve's Blog – July 2011 Archive (4)

Second Build Started. Cannibal 6 String.

Started my second CBG. This one will be a 6 string using cannibalized parts from a cheep-o electric guitar I had in the back of the closet. Decided to start this one while the sealer on my first build was drying. I may just have to break down and buy a few tools. This is really fun.

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Added by Steve on July 16, 2011 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

First Snag

Well, ran into my first snag on my CBG build. I don't have an measuring tool with small enough markers to accurately measure and mark my fret spacing. The tape and square I have are old, the really small markers are wore off. Guess I need to buy something new. Bummer.

Added by Steve on July 16, 2011 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

The work continues

Well, after a few cold ones as it is hot as hell here in South Louisiana I got back to it on my first CBG. Noticed a couple mistakes I have made already getting in a rush to get 'er done but nothing that cant be fixed. I got the slots cut in the box. Ruined the first box by not double checking my markings before I cut. Glad I got a bunch of boxes. Neck fits in pretty good!

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Added by Steve on July 15, 2011 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Finally started my first CBG!

OK, finally am getting started on my first CBG.

This one will probably be a pretty crude first attempt as it will be made with the few hand tools I have around here. Basically a coping saw, drill, and an old wood file. Got like 30 decent cigar boxes yesterday.

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Added by Steve on July 15, 2011 at 5:21pm — 3 Comments

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