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Old 08-03-2011, 06:51 PM   #61
Jason Jillard
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lol yeah. there really not hard to build. i suggest you try it out =]
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:02 PM   #62
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Yeh, cause my current 2 guitar builds, 1 guitar make over, a guitar restoration, 2 amp builds, a self designed ts9 mod (admittedly almost done now) and a distortion pedal design and build from the ground up isn't enough to be going on with >.<

Think I may clear out some projects first
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:14 PM   #63
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all it takes is some plywood and 2 days. =P

i have a bajillion other buidls aswell. ive just noticed that these cajons are a way to amke a QUICK little bit of spending money for gas and materials for other builds.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #64
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woah.. i've mever sold hotcakes before, but i think this is what it feels like.


in 24 hours afetr completing my first cajon sale, i have orders for 6 more.

and i had planned to build one for myself, and a couple for some friends of mine..

i need to think of a way to speed up the build process.. kinda like.. production line this thing.


the only time consuming part is the glue up.. getting things square and in place is tricky. i need to build some sort of jig that lines everythign up, so all i do is pop the pre-cut pieces in and clamp them.

any ideas?


alternatively i may just buy a biscuit jointer... maybe that would make things easy.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:02 AM   #65
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I've got a few ideas, no idea how I would describe them or of they would work though :p

Biscuit jointer may be the best option :p
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:50 AM   #66
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Build a frame out of 2x4s and attach clamps?
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:57 AM   #67
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yeah thats what im thinking..

like.. building a fram that fits inside the cajon.. so i can just pop the sides on, add some glue, then throw on some clamps. it would jsut ensure squareness, and help as an "extra hand"
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:10 PM   #68
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either a jig that sits on the inside, or like a frame that goes on the outside maybe?

like, a skeleton made of 2x2 or something that you put the sides into, then the inside framing or bracing holds the sides tight against the jig/big frame

if that makes sense. I don't even know how you're bracing the insides of these actually, lol
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:01 PM   #69
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just bought enough wood for 6 cajons.

no more fir. i upgraded to 3/4 maple. slightly more expensive but 100x better looking.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:45 PM   #70
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If you wanted to production line the cajon and find a way of gluing it up square, try a dovetail jig for your router. Once your set up, its easier and more precise than the biscuit jointer and the joints pretty much always glue up perfectly square. Also you don't need to worry about the glue squeeze out gluing the cajon to your frame
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:10 PM   #71
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lol, dovetail will be nice one day.. once i get into ahrdwoods probbably.


for now i made a cross brace that will hopefully help square things up.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:21 PM   #72
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there is a cajon in the shop where I work thats dovetailed myrtle wood. (disclaimer: myrtle wood is not exotic where I am from, its everywhere) its very pretty.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:23 PM   #73
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Good luck with the cross bracing then, can't really help you with that. Also, if you get the inclination to do dovetail joints by hand, don't :P
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:57 PM   #74
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How did you obtain such color?
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:28 PM   #75
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white krylon spraypaint....
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:34 PM   #76
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New toys!

i guess this is a shadow of whats to come this year. =]

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Old 08-20-2011, 09:58 PM   #77
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Hey! First time looking at one of your threads. I like the work! Just curious, do you take custom orders from anyone? If i PMed you some specs, think you could give me an estimate? I've been wanting a custom guitar for a long time now haha. Still, love the thread!
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:09 PM   #78
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yeah man, ive done a few custom orders, got a big one on the go for Said the Whale. just shoot me a pm or e-mail jasonjillard@gmail
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:46 AM   #79
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I'm personal friends with Said The Whale!
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:19 AM   #80
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Goddamnit Jason you're always getting tools that I need/want before me
Congrats though
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