Monthly Archives: November 2015

Green Your Holidays

Green Your Holidays No matter who you are or where you live, chances are you’ll be celebrating during the holiday season. While this is a time of joy and family reunion, so many of us get wrapped up in buying … Continue reading

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Winter Driving Tips

Do your part to keep our highways safe this winter and make it easier for maintenance crews to clear away snow and ice as quickly and efficiently as possible. Plan ahead and drive according to the conditions. Winter Driving Tips … Continue reading

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Cigar Box Amp

This cigar box amp is another neat project that you can make to compliment your cigar box guitar. I have ordered a kit from C.B.Gitty and will be hot rodding it for my audience when it comes in. So stay … Continue reading

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Christmas Ornaments

I did a bunch of these Christmas ornaments last year and they looked great on the tree. They are also perfect gifts for the sportsman in your household that seems to have everything. I will soon be spending some of my … Continue reading

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Christmas Crafts

Christmas is fast approaching. We have already put up our Christmas lights and will be starting to decorate the inside of the house this weekend. This is also the time that I crank up my scroll saw and begin to … Continue reading

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mini-buffer

This is a great mini-buffer for buffing a nut after final sanding with 1200 finesse paper. Cut a slot in a 3\8 inch or 1\2 inch wood dowel and slide a 1 inch x 4 inch length of diaper rag or … Continue reading

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Low-cost buffer

In the picture above is a mandrel assembly that you can buy from Lee Valley that will allow you to build a low-cost buffer unit. All you will need is an electric motor with a pulley, the belt and some … Continue reading

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Blue Book values

Here is an interesting article on blue book values that I stumbled upon and I thought it could be helpful to other guitar repair shops to see if what you are charging is in line with what everyone else is charging. Bare in … Continue reading

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Cigar Box Guitar Parts

For those of you wanting to get into making cigar box guitars, here is an awesome site that will definitely steer you in the right direction. cigar box guitar parts is not just a parts page but a how to … Continue reading

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Guitar String Envelopes

Here is a cool recycling tip for guitar string envelopes from Scott Yates, Scotty’s Guitar Shop, Independence MO. Because I’m environmentally conscious, I not only recycle plastic string packages by returning customers parts in them or mixing epoxies on them, … Continue reading

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