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Playing a lap guitar I made for him
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Mini fret saw

"Sorry the pics ended up in the wrong order with first being last. Should have planned it better. But looking at them you;ll get the idea of how it goes."
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Mini fret saw

"Test run of a couple of slots to check depth. Looks good to me. I think this will work nicely. In all, this build will allow me to use the router table to make the necks in multiples, then switch over to allow multiple fretboards to be cut as…"
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"Mini saw and crosscut sled all in one. I used an aggressive tooth 4" blade to cut the running grove. The will use that to line up with the .023 blade."
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"For now battery back sits at bottom, but will make a small fitted shelf for it to sit on and easier access."
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"Now inserted, the red mark to the right is where the battery was hitting the table, would've needed to remove 1/24" 3/4" of material there is I had not chopped the saws handles off. This was better way to go."
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"All cut apart, wires lengthened as needed. refitting to plate."
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"I had issues with gettting the depth just right when the whole thing was inserted into place. The battery/handle didn't allow me to get in and out well, and the handle was hitting the edge of the table edging. So cutting it was best option for…"
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"Checking height of new blade. Like a circular saw, you can raise or lower for depth cutting. In this case, I had to adjust for the 1/4" hardboard + fret slot dept."
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"Designed a mini crosscut sled. Using 1/4" tempered hardboard and 1x3 material."
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"Double checking line up and fitment."
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"Removed trigger and added length to wires to make an exterior aux switch."
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"Outlined the saws running plate and marked for securing by bolts."
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"Use my Rockler router plate as a base to copy as an insert into the Router table. This will be the start of a mini table saw."
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" Found on ebay 4"x.023x310T jewelers saw for less than $5.00. that will cut the perfect fret slot. Saves me $90 of a StewMac blade."
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We're creating cigar box guitars, diddley bows, ukes, banjos, canjos, kalimbas, mandolins, fiddles, dulcimers, washtub basses, stompers, drums, flutes and all types of instruments, noisemakers & amps in our shops, garages and on kitchen tables using everyday objects. Join the Handmade Music Clubhouse Orchestra...

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    Neck Size

    Started by Jim "Jimbo's" Burt. Last reply by John Bradshaw yesterday. 6 Replies

    First CBG

    Started by John Moore. Last reply by Greg Bement Sep 4. 7 Replies

    Custom wiring 3 pickups

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    Thanks Randy!

    Original hand carved art by Randy S Bretz crafted as a shopwarming gift for the new Crocker Guitars location. Randy makes awesome instruments, bone slides, noters, picks and hand carved art pieces. See more on his page.



    Handmade Music Clubhouse - Established November 20, 2009

    by Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear

     
     
     

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    pedal board obsession for CBG

    Posted by Ice Bob on August 27, 2014 at 9:11pm 0 Comments

    gdg chords and scales

    Posted by jeff weins on August 26, 2014 at 5:23pm 1 Comment

    Biscuit tin

    Posted by buzzbox on August 15, 2014 at 5:28am 1 Comment

    In The Beginning:

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    Just joined

    Posted by Greg Tanner on July 2, 2014 at 6:09am 0 Comments

    New website

    Posted by Tony Davies on May 22, 2014 at 4:42pm 0 Comments

    Electric Spoon

    Posted by Tom Thompson on May 20, 2014 at 10:45pm 3 Comments

    Gourd Planting Season Is Upon Us

    Posted by EarthLvr on May 13, 2014 at 7:30am 1 Comment

    An Introduction

    Posted by EarthLvr on May 11, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

    Florida shop 3 - before

    Posted by Ted Crocker on April 13, 2014 at 10:00pm 13 Comments

    Cardboard instruments

    Posted by deedee on March 8, 2014 at 5:37am 0 Comments

    cigarbox heaven

    Posted by john keith bean on February 4, 2014 at 11:05am 0 Comments

    CBG #3

    Posted by Rick on January 28, 2014 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

    Cigar Boxes

    Posted by Rick on January 27, 2014 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

    Homemade Wood Guitar Stand

    Posted by Rick "rocket" Moore on January 18, 2014 at 3:13am 1 Comment

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    Brian Geisel joined Rand Moore's group
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    Home Made Resonator Boxes 101, v.2.0

    Beginning Box Building. Nothing too fancy, but functional. For people who don't have easy access to cigar boxes. Other home made non-rectangular box resonator discussions are also welcome.See More

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    Brian Geisel joined Andy Stone's group
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    CBG wiring & electronics.

    Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best options in output jacks, and more!Remember that C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply is the one-stop shop for all of your CBG Electronics needs!See More

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