Times got really tough, I got laid off and was unable to find work for over a year. So, the Gold Wing had to go.
I continue to work on my CBGs, but won’t have any money for another motorcycle any time soon, so my posting will be a tad limited.
How to build a cigar box guitar
Free Plans at www.cigarboxnation.com.
I have been making more guitars, and have ended up selling some of them before they were even finished!
I set up a web site for selling them. Visit the site at:
Seasick Steve plays a conventional 6 string guitar with three of the strings removed. Here is a clip of him playing Doghouse Blues on the Jools Holland show.
Ben Prestage plays a two neck, three string LoweBow. Here is a clip of him playing in Deland Florida in 2007.
I have been busy in the shop making some more CBGs. I sold a few for Christmas, so I didn’t really have time to photograph them. But, here are a few of them.
All finished! The kids love ’em.
Our two grandsons are coming to stay with us for a while, so we thought we should get some bunk beds for them. After shopping around, we decided it would be easier and cheaper to make some. We found some plans online at:
This is a bunk bed with a pull out trundle bed underneath. Bunk Beds Unlimited offered a hardware package for sale, and it was cheaper and more convenient to just buy the hardware pack, so we ordered it along with the plans. That done, it was off to Home Depot for the lumber.
We needed about a dozen 2×6’s, some 2×2’s, and a few 2×4’s, so we picked through the pile, trying to find the straightest ones that were in the best shape. We took them home and got to work cutting them to size.
Once we got the basic frame pieces cut, I fired up the router and used a 1/2 inch rounding bit to round off the edges. The end pieces and a couple of the rails are done and ready to be stained.
We need to make another Home Depot run to buy the stain so we can match it to the dresser in the kid’s bedroom.
More to follow…
I have been advised that a shipment of the MP3 players for the Goldwings has arrived and they are ready to be shipped.
The introductory pricing has been extended for another month. So, till the end of May, you can get the MP3 player for only $129.99, including shipping!
If you order one of either the MP3 players or the iPod interface, and you mention that you saw it on IggyTheBiker.Com, you will receive $5.00 off your order. Contact them by email first, (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will send you a discount code to use with your order.
Get ’em while they’re hot!!!
I built a guitar from a cigar box and some spare wood and parts. Here is what it ended up looking like: