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Arnold Kelly
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String question

Started this discussion. Last reply by billy freedom Jun 28, 2010. 2 Replies

Got all my parts together to build my first CBG and I have a question about the strings before I start.  Which strings in the set should I use for building a three stringer?   

Interesting source for tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mortimer Mudbutt Jun 27, 2010. 5 Replies

Just thought I'd a share a unique online source for tools and other goodies.  If you have a limited budget and need tools, check out American Science and Surplus: …Continue

 

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Heard about this group on Cigar Box Nation.
What instruments are you building or playing?
Gathering the parts to build my first cigar box guitar.

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Posted on January 20, 2013 at 5:29pm 0 Comments

Cigar Box Ukulele

Posted on May 14, 2011 at 4:30pm 6 Comments

Trying to build my first cigar box ukulele.  So far I've already been having a problem doing a scarf joint so I could have an angled head.  Don't have any power tools, so I need to come up with a better way to cut straight lines.  Here's what it looks like glued up:

 

Gonna need a lot of filling…

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Arnold's 1-String Wonder

Posted on March 13, 2011 at 5:57pm 5 Comments

Built my first Diddley Bo on Friday.  It has become my NEW favorite musical instrument!  Gonna start building more of them, I think.  Great way t oget rid of any odd guitar strings you have laying around. :)

 

Drillbit slipped, so the tuner is slightly to one side.  But it still works just…

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Latest cache of boxes

Posted on March 5, 2011 at 6:37pm 2 Comments

Went to my local discount cigarette outlet to look at buying "a couple" cigar boxes to build with.  When I discovered they were only $1 a piece and it was "buy 3 get 2 free"...Let's just say that plan went out the window. LOL!  Here's what I got:

 

These three are actually METAL!  I've never…

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At 7:42pm on June 20, 2010, Ted Crocker said…
Hi Arnold, welcome to the Clubhouse! If you need a hand building the CBG just holler.

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments. There are many helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!
At 7:37pm on June 20, 2010, Randy S. Bretz said…
Welcome to the Clubhouse-Arnold.
 
 
 

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