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Lionhound
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Ok, let’s be honest, its not sunny just cold, wet and dreich really.

Good to be here among people who know what they’re talking about and can help me correct the many mistakes I’m going to make on this journey. Got a few Cigar box guitars under my belt so decided to try my hand at the real thing. Built boats in the past but that’s using fat bits of wood, not the delicate kind of work that’s going to be needed here and with a bit of arthritis settling in to my ageing hands it should be interesting working with more intricate methods. Reasonable selection of hand tools and a few run of the mill electric ones but need to build jigs etc etc. 

Anyway, into the fray, faint heart never won fair lady as the saying goes.

Rab


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Welcome Rab. I'm sure your boat building skills will come in handy. Enjoy the ride.

Cheers,

Russ

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@lionhound Welcome to this amazing community! Have fun with your build projects!


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Welcome to the group Rab, what part of our dreich country are you in.


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Posted by: @lionhound

Ok, let’s be honest, its not sunny just cold, wet and dreich really.

@lionhound Hey, welcome to the forum and guitar building community. 

It may be cold, wet and dreich, especially in Scotland but that isn’t going to stop me moving there very soon (this year). 

I would love to talk to you sometime about cigar box guitars and boat building, I have an interest in both. 

Enjoy your time here, we can give you all the support you need, no question will be too daft. 

Enjoy. 

Boo. 

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Posted by: @lionhound

and with a bit of arthritis settling in to my ageing hand

Hi @lionhound, you are amongst friends, and I, for one, also experience a fair level of discomfort in my hands when doing intricate, intensive hand wood working for extended periods of time. All I can suggest is just learning to stop and do something else for a bit as soon as you are aware of pain or restricted movement developing. If you have noticed it, it is likely to be worse tomorrow, so just change what you are doing, it can really help stop an irritation/inflamation getting out of control. Good luck and I hope you have many years of guitar making ahead of you.

Regards

Darren


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Posted by: @lionhound

Built boats in the past but that’s using fat bits of wood, not the delicate kind of work that’s going to be needed here

But boats are always needed in Scotland ...

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Hii, welcome to the world of the guitar , really a best place for improve your knowledge...

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A bandsaw, a router preferably with a plunge capability, a rasp, a fretting saw, a radiused sanding block, fret crowning file, a drill, orbital disc sander and lots of sandpaper in different grits is all you really need. Along with the guitarbuilding course and resourcefullness and your own ingenuity and it will be good enough for rock n roll.

 

Welcome to the builds.


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