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
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Man you're a machine . Welcome to Jim's 24 hr service. It has a nice rustic look.
Thanks Erasmo. Now I'm gonna go get the machine oiled. I'm taking a break for the next few days to visit family and play music with fiends.
Here's my 2nd entry...a 2x4 2-string lap steel with a 23" scale. The strings are acoustic 36 and 30 gauge, tuned A/D, but can be pulled up to A/E. The A/D tuning allows for playing the low string as the melody and the high string as a drone, similar to the way a Tennessee music box works. I have a piezo inside the altoids tin...allows for a nice acoustic sound. I'll upload a sound sample when I finish the amp.
The finish is the Japanese shou-sugi-ban method with boiled linseed oil added after the burning/brushing steps. You can see some of the crackle better in the second image. Fret markings were done with a gold paint pen. Still need to sign and date it. This was a fun and quick build which provided some insight as I have a Tennessee music box (box dulcimer) in the works.