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3 Strings CBG (cigar box guitar) #5: Fingerboard glued to the neck

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Blog entry by FreddyS posted 11-12-2012 11:54 PM 2495 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Fingerboard and box work Part 5 of 3 Strings CBG (cigar box guitar) series Part 6: This cigar box guitar is done but I think the journey just began! »

Hi there, this weekend another project got my attention for a couple of hours so I guess I’ll need another weekend to finish the guitar.

So, I could only glue the fingerboard to the neck and apply the first hand of polycrylic finish but I’m almost at the end of the project, yeah!

Getting ready for the fingerboard gluing:

This time I went with yellow glue to have more time to set the clamps, it worked as expected

An hour later, after cleaning some glue run-outs the neck is ready:

Getting ready for the first hand of polycrylic, the top of the fingerboard is taped with scotch tape to avoid poly getting on it:

First hand of polycrylic applied, as I wanted it to go as smooth as possible I used a small piece of foam as a brush.
An hour later the first hand is sanded lightly to level and is ready for the next hand, I ‘ll apply 2 more hands in the week:

Things left to do:
Another 2 hands of polycrylic, nut and bridge setup, piezo pickup, volume pot and this beauty will be ready for the blues ;)

Cheers!

-- Learning one thing at a time



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Mauricio

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 10:07 PM

alright man cant wait to hear how it sounds! hint hint….

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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FreddyS

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#2 posted 11-14-2012 01:51 AM

hi Mauricio, hehee, hang in there! I did the second coat yesterday, one more to go ;)

-- Learning one thing at a time

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mafe

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#3 posted 11-14-2012 04:30 PM

Man, this is cool.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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FreddyS

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#4 posted 11-15-2012 11:54 PM

Hey Mads, build some musical instrument/percussion, then we can do a video gig ;)

btw. I did the third coat yesterday, I’ll do the finish sanding/polishing next :)

Cheers!

-- Learning one thing at a time

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mafe

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 09:33 PM

Laugh, I have a big love for music, but to play it…
Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
You don’t want that.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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