This Instructable is not about making a Cigar Box Guitar, but merely a tool or Jig to help mark how much to cut away when making room for your CBG neck material.
This has helped me many times and would have eliminated many over cutting of boxes in the beginning if I had thought of it sooner. Its possible someone has made something simular, but I have not seen one listed.
So for those new to making Cigar Box Guitars or have been doing it a while, maybe this will help too. So I thought for a FIRST Instructable, I'd share it.
Materials you will need...
1. The cigar box you are going to be working on.
2. Scrap neck stock - Usually 1x2 hardwood common for a 3 string CBG.
3. Hot melt glue or Drill and 1 1"-1¼" screw
4. Bandsaw, Handsaw or Jigsaw
This will be pretty simple once you see it. I'll probably be making it too many steps, but better to have more info than not enough I always say.
Thanks for Looking....
P.S. Excuse the many steps listed, couldn't figure how to group images per step to minimize the amount of step published. ;-D
Step 1: Measuring.....maybe
When making a CBG you may have read from any one article or book to measure the width of your box and find the center. Then measure from the center mark, out 3/4" on each side of the center mark, thus giving you your 1X2 ( actually 3/4x1½") neck it's designated placement to place in the box.
I am not all that great with using a tape measure for a straight edge to draw my lines, sure you could use a regular ruler too. But this
simple item will make it easier in the long run just after findong your centers on both side of the box.