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Tin Diddley Bow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan Oct 15, 2017. 4 Replies

Hello everyone!  I've acquired several round tins (Danish cookie tins, nut tins, etc.) that I would like to use for round, dowel rod neck, diddley bow builds.  Till now, I have only made wood box…Continue

Neck on top of box vs. thru box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan Sep 1, 2017. 9 Replies

Hello gang!  I went through the first five or so pages of this forum looking for an answer but didn't see anything related. I see most CBG's with the neck running "thru", under the lid.  However, I…Continue

Newbie just arrived

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Aug 29, 2017. 7 Replies

Hello gang.  I just wanted to start a topic and introduce myself.  My name is Bryan and I have been a guitar player for almost 40 years now.  Though lately I've put my guitar duties down and havd…Continue

 

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Bryan replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Bourbon Tin Diddley Bass
"Looks great, LP!!  Nicely done!"
Oct 16, 2017
Bryan replied to Bryan's discussion Tin Diddley Bow
"Thanks for the replies and tips, gang!  I will look into the mentioned tooling. Great photo and excellent looking builds, JP!  I mentioned the 1" dia dowel rod as that is what I started with from my C.B. Gitty diddley bow kit from my…"
Oct 15, 2017
John Sawyer replied to Bryan's discussion Tin Diddley Bow
"Either a metal hole saw, but a UniBit or step drill is better...  These work really well on sheet metal:  https://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-titanium-nitride-coated-high-speed-steel-step-drills-96275.html"
Oct 14, 2017
JP Lace Master replied to Bryan's discussion Tin Diddley Bow
"Hello Bryan, lets start with the dowel rod neck. a 1 inch Dia will just about do it, but may I suggest a 1 1/8, more space for the machine head. Speaking of the machine head, make sure you drill the hole for it carefully, otherwise you will find…"
Oct 14, 2017
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Tin Diddley Bow

Hello everyone!  I've acquired several round tins (Danish cookie tins, nut tins, etc.) that I would like to use for round, dowel rod neck, diddley bow builds.  Till now, I have only made wood box builds, which of course was rather easy drilling for the round 1" dia. necks using my 1" spade drill bit.  However, I have never drilled tin before.I would greatly appreciate some advice, tips, and know-how's on how to get a 1" hole cleanly into the thin tin walls of the tins I have.  I fear of bending…See More
Oct 14, 2017
Bryan replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion First build, license plate three string with my son
"Looks great!!  Excellent first build and especially rewarding project for father and son!  I too have a license plate build on my list."
Oct 14, 2017
Bryan replied to Saigon Bob's discussion CB Gitty 9x12 box Kit: who has used it, how do you like it, what are the potential issues youve found with bracing, top attachment, whatever
"Sorry you have no replies yet, SB!  I have been curious about this box kit as well.  I was hoping to see some chime ins here.  Maybe I can bump it up with the post and hope to find some builders that have used this kit.  Best."
Oct 5, 2017
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Diddley Bows and Other Primitives

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Bryan replied to Bryan's discussion Neck on top of box vs. thru box
"Thanks for the replies, everyone!  Great words of advice.  I've been learning so much from this site and you all so much and my first kit is still in shipping.  By the time it arrives, and with the information I have already…"
Sep 1, 2017
Kigar replied to Bryan's discussion Neck on top of box vs. thru box
"You can do a neck on top and have the lid move freely - use two shims below the neck at the ends of the box where the neck is attached, and use a U-shaped bridge that doesn't touch the neck either."
Aug 31, 2017
Bad Finger (Eric) replied to Bryan's discussion Neck on top of box vs. thru box
"To paraphrase, it's not how you build it, it's how you play it."
Aug 31, 2017
JL replied to Bryan's discussion Neck on top of box vs. thru box
"From the physics chalk-board: it's a trade-off between free vibration surface sound-board and free resonance volume inside the box.  with the neck on the outside you get more cubic inches of resonator cavity, with the neck inside the box…"
Aug 31, 2017
Bryan replied to Bryan's discussion Neck on top of box vs. thru box
"Thanks, JL.  Yeah, I'm thinking the only way is to build different styles and see which I prefer personally.  Two different camps on this topic for sure.  Even the two styles have their own slight differences on joining to the…"
Aug 30, 2017
JL replied to Bryan's discussion Neck on top of box vs. thru box
"The "No Rules" rule, rules! my first 2 diddley bo's were uncle crow / dulcimer neck on top, and have plenty of volume."
Aug 30, 2017
Bryan replied to Bryan's discussion Neck on top of box vs. thru box
"Thanks for the link, Richard!!  I figured this had to have been discussed in the past."
Aug 29, 2017

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