Gary Great news on the boxes and the Ning site. The ning site I m referring to is Handmade Music Clubhouse that s how I met Jef. Ad far as the size I dint knowMessage 1 of 131 , Jun 1, 2011View SourceGaryGreat news on the boxes and the Ning site. The ning site I'm referring to is Handmade Music Clubhouse that's how I met Jef.Ad far as the size I dint know but I am building an all electric 4 string using a box 9.5x4.5x2. So even smaller than the ones you ate getting. I'd say build them and look for more.Have funMark
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On May 31, 2011, at 11:52 PM, "gary" <norbury53@...> wrote:
Thanks Mark, yeah maybe he has some thoughts on the subject, I would be interested to know.
There is actually a thriving CBG community in OZ (see http://cigarboxguitarsaustralia.ning.com/) but most seem to import boxes/kits or buy complete.
A friend has just picked up 8 CBs for me at $2.00 a pop - a little on the small side though (as yet sight unseen) at about 9x6x2-1/2 - too small??
--- In CIGARBOXGUITARBUILDERS@yahoogroups.com, Mark Ayers <mark.ayers.sr@...> wrote:
> *I have a friend in OZ that is a builder, maybe he can assist you in
> locating wood. Not sure which side he lives on or if he is even close but he
> is on the same big piece of land as you*
> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 2:24 AM, gary <norbury53@...> wrote:
> > Thanks AG,
> > > I've also made some of my own boxes from wood that I have found
> > > locally even some fire wood and fence posts such as walnut, maple
> > > and oak all of which are available here.
> > Yep, it's one of the downsides of living in the antipodes in that most
> > locally available timber tends to be soft wood with very large rings. I can
> > get (say) Tasmanian oak easily enough (not cheap though) so I think the neck
> > won't be a problem, however getting something suitable for the resonance
> > face of the box is proving difficult. There ARE a number of timbers
> > available to me (although I haven't the foggiest as to how suitable they
> > would be) but they are only available in 3/4" stock and as I don't have any
> > resawing equipment available to me.
> > > Look at traditional instruments from the past and see what
> > > instrument makers made them from in your area.
> > heh heh that would be didgeridoos made from branches fallen of a gum
> > (eucalyptus) tree...
> > I am sure that there have been and still are many instrument makers here in
> > OZ but they would normally be using imported (read expensive) timber that is
> > made more economical by buying in bulk.
> > I CAN actually get cigar box (Spanish) cedar here from an exotic timber
> > retailer but, as you can imagine, it is NOT cheap, especially if it needs to
> > be machined to a 1/8" or whatever thickness.
> > I live in a highly urbanised warm weather city so people don't tend to have
> > wood piles etc. In fact timber has become rather a scarce commodity in
> > general, hence I have been looking around for alternatives like MDF etc.
> > Cheers,
> > Gary
OK every body.... it s been a crazy week.... I ll organize the voting poll tomorrow. Congrats to everyone on their builds...Message 131 of 131 , Jun 3, 2011View SourceOK every body.... it's been a crazy week.... I'll organize the voting poll tomorrow. Congrats to everyone on their builds...