"Good job. Would you believe I just picked up a tin just like this at the Good Will store today. Not as big as the one I made before but bigger tins tend to get taller then I like for jobs like this.
"I always put a couple of stove bolts through the bottom of my cans to hold them tight to the stick and eliminate the vibrations between the can and stick. The only time I dont is when i'm making a diddley bow with a can resonator. I made a…"
"The new style beer cans dont resonat very well at all. They still work but the sound is muted down quite a bit unless you put a pickup under one. They are just a diffrent can that looks neat and some people like just because they…"
"I've been using a number seven piano wire. Got a deal on a roll of it & havent ran out of it yet. Use whatever size or guage that you like there are no wrongs as it is builders prefrence. You could use a leather loop or put a snap instead…"
"Heer is a simple clip I just put together out of a piece of banding material about 1.25" wide by 4" or so long. Along with a picture of it installed on on of my latest builds. Pretty simple & self explanatory. Canjo stick is of Hard…"
"Its nice to see that someone else actually built one after seeing a picture of one of my builds. Keep up the good work Battman. You can have a lot of fun building these and refining them to your specs. Depending how you want to hold it you can put a…"
That looks like a nice little fiddle. Have you tried to play it yet? I hear they are effective at making cats scarce (if you play anything like I do). From your photos, it seems you have built a variety of instruments, all of which look right nice. Keep up the good work!
Well, let's have a peek at your Cigar Box Violin - post some photos. You know there is a group on Cigar Box Nation (CBN) that specializes in cigar box violins: CB Fiddles. They have some interesting photos and discussions. You should check them out if you haven't already. Diane in Chicago is the current champion builder, so be sure to check out her photos and discussions. Welcome aboard CBN.