What instrument can you build that starts with a 2x4 plank? We're looking for the most spectacular, innovative, interesting and artistic creations. Note: This contest will also include all instruments, whether stringed, wind, percussion or keyboard.
We're challenging you to create new and exciting instruments starting with common 2x4 planks! You should build to impress!
SUBMISSION RULES - NO EXCEPTIONS:
*Common 2x4 dimensional lumber, aka framing stud. The 2x4 can be construction grade or top choice quality.
YOU WILL BE JUDGED BY THE STAFF OF CIGAR BOX NATION
Second place: $50 gift certificate from C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply
Third place: $25 Gift Certificate from C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply
THIS PAGE IS FOR CONTEST SUBMISSIONS ONLY.
Hey, Mike. How does she sound sound with the piezo? Would you have a video? Awesome, job!
that handle is a great idea.
I was trying to decide what to make for the 2x4 challenge when Shane posted his 'mystery" instruments last week. I tried for a pretty close replica. I removed a thin 1/8' plank from the top and bottom so I could hollow out the innards. After cutting the body to shape I re attached top and bottom using small brads. Zither pins for tuners. Aged with a solution of vinegar and steel wool. Here it is
Hey cool! Thanks for putting this on the front page!
that was too cool to pass up. It's front page worthy!
I'm wondering if there is any length limitation on the 2X4? 8ft, 10ft, or doesn't matter?
nope. no limitation on length
I am more a 8' 2x4 guy. One thing I would like to ask, if we wanted to build the instrument as a keeper a spruce fretboard would not last too long. While I could replace it afterwards I hate tearing things apart if I don't have to. Any chance for a hardwood fretboard?
Nice story. Good build.