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Scratch Build – In Progress Project : Cigar Box Guitar (UPDATE 18 June)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by BagUd, 26 May 2011.

  1. BagUd

    BagUd New Member

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    Hi. I wanted to give my father in law a special present for his birthday.
    And came up with a Cigar Box Guitar. Because he loves guitars and owns a music school.

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    So the idea that i came up with is this:

    On E-bay i found this cigar box. (29 x 35 x 6 CM)
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    The inside.
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    So the design began with the measurements of the box.
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    and yes he is a F.C. Hansa Fan (Germen football team)

    I went to the local lumberyard and got a piece of Jatoba board.
    And began to transfer the layout for the neck.
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    UPDATE

    The neck rough cut
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    And with the box
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    Started routing the head to get it angeled.
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    Clued a piece of board to the back. so i could route the back to.
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    The finished head.
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    Routed the neck to make it round.
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    Closeups
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    Ive cut the mounting hole in the box for a test fit.
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    Clued two pieces of Oak together for the fret Bord.
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    Cutting the F-Notes in the case.
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    Fixing some mistakes the router made. its on the back side and doesn't mater because it will be painted
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    Drilled and test fitted the Jack connector.
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    First coat of paint with the neck covered in tape.
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  2. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Wow you got some woodworking skills there bro!!! Is this going to be .....a guitar or a pc??? I am confused I must say !! :)
     
  3. BagUd

    BagUd New Member

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    Thank you very much. It's just a guitar. :D

    little update!

    Just got a package from Germany
    Two stickers and a patch.
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  4. BagUd

    BagUd New Member

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    Update

    Ive gotten a little work done over the past weeks.

    The case with the final coat of lacquer.
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    And here with the sticker.
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    Here is the head with it's sticker.
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    And just an overall image.
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