I started a new project today. After seeing Ken and Jay's Cigar Box Guitars I thought I would give it a shot. I'm nowhere near the craftsman that those guys are but I hope to have something to pluck around on when finished.
Went to a local Cigar store yesterday and picked up this box. Found a piece of what I think is red oak in the garage about the right length for the neck. Cut holes in the sides of the box. Inserted neck. I'm waiting on a few supplies I ordered (strings, tuners, frets). I should have a working guitar by next weekend. In the meantime I'm doing lots of reading. Seems this is one of those kinds of projects that everyone does things their own way as there is no right or wrong way. I have questions and concerns but I'm sure the answer is going to be "whatever works". So we'll see how this comes out. Here is a couple images of my progress from today.
I started the day with a very old box that I had picked up at an antique store. Not sure of it's age but it advertised the cigars as 2 for 5 cents. Anyway the lid was a little warped so I thought I would gently give it a little bend. SNAP! I wont do that again.