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Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner Oct 11, 2013. 10 Replies

So, about a week ago I got this bug to build some instruments. I found a book on Amazon (handmade music factory). Book looks good has some nice instructions.My question for the group is: Where do you…Continue

 

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Pete "Papa Bo" Turner replied to dan perkins's discussion Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?
"I have tried  suggest most of the ideas ie: thrift shops, flea mkts, cigar shops and they are all good places to score a box or two. As far as cigar shops go, the going price seems to be $2 for paper & 3 for wood. Most of the paper is wood…"
Oct 11, 2013
Pete "Papa Bo" Turner replied to dan perkins's discussion Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?
"Very cool!"
Oct 11, 2013
Robert De Haemers replied to dan perkins's discussion Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?
"when i finish one of my cbg i take itto my locale cigar shops[ a half dozen ] . When the see what i do they either give me any emptys or sell for $2.. also bought this pan lid at a dollar store made this 4-string. sounds like a banjo"
Oct 11, 2013
Pete "Papa Bo" Turner replied to dan perkins's discussion Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?
"I like the idea of making a CBG for the local tobacco shop. I recently visited one shop that had some boxes selling @ $2 & $3. I picked two & when the clerk asked if I wanted anything else. I bought 2 cheap cigars for $1.83. She totaled up…"
Sep 4, 2013
Mike S replied to dan perkins's discussion Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?
"It's not wood, but I've had acceptable success using gallon olive oil tins. Some of the art work is great and they are very sturdy. No need to cut a sound hole in front, just pull out the pouring spout."
Jan 8, 2013
Larry Chapman replied to dan perkins's discussion Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?
"Never considered thrift stores but there are no shortages of them to check out. Might even get lucky and find an Antique Roadshow treasure! Thanks. "
Dec 27, 2012
Larry Chapman replied to dan perkins's discussion Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?
"I'm also new to CBGs and have acquired boxes from several sources. I've been to several tobacco shops and was given a few at one and bought a couple at another for $2 each. I ordered a group of 10 random boxes from a place called Cigars…"
Dec 27, 2012
Randy S. Bretz replied to dan perkins's discussion Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?
"The local thrift store is one of the places i hit on a weekly basis`s. I like using old silverware boxes for reso builds plus they always have a large assortment of cookie tins on hand. Another idea that i`ve done is make my local cigar shop their…"
Dec 26, 2012
Eric Sandler replied to dan perkins's discussion Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?
"Dan, You should be able to find cigar boxes at any local cigar store. Most cigar stores keep their empties to resell to the general public for CBG's, pencil boxes, photo storage, art projects, etc. Some cigar stores will even give them to you…"
Dec 24, 2012
jim replied to dan perkins's discussion Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?
"There is a majic  place were all them supplies come from, they come from the houses of human enjoyments and things the doctors dont want you to enjoy. orno, dats job security  for them."
Dec 20, 2012
dan perkins replied to Ted Crocker's discussion WARNING -don't watch this vid if you ever think you'll be a guitar player. Derek Trucks at 13 years old - plus more growing up
"I was lucky enough to see DTB when Derek was something like 19 o 20 years old. It was the bands first tour. We caught them at a small bar gig in Austin. Even that young he was crazy good guitar player. I've seen him several times since either…"
Dec 20, 2012
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Sourcing Materials? Wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes?

So, about a week ago I got this bug to build some instruments. I found a book on Amazon (handmade music factory). Book looks good has some nice instructions.My question for the group is: Where do you source materials from? Things like wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes. Any sort of wood box that I can use as a starting place.Any suggestions greatly appreciated.Thanks,DanSee More
Dec 20, 2012
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"Hello My Name Is...Dan Perkins. I live in Kyle, Texas which is just south of Austin. I'm primarily a bass player, though I play guitar and try my hand at piano too.   I recently bought a book on Hand Made Instruments. I haven't…"
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I play bass, guitar, and piano (but poorly). I am interested in making guitars, basses, dulcimers.

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