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"Scarfed, I think.  Nice job. Great little box.  Purty."
Jul 12
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"I found out that the cup I used for the base of the resonator came from Dollar Tree.  Hopefully, they still sell them.  Got them on the shopping list for next time we head into town."
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"Whole thing is about 26" long, Uncle John. Thanks, Jerry!  Got the idea from someone else, then ran across some really cheap (4 for 88 cents) forks at Walmart a few weeks ago.  Had to buy a small vice to bend them on because the…"
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"Nice little dude.  Looks short scale. "
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"Well that is one way to do it.,.,,.never seen it done just like that.,., love the fork.,., cool build.,.,"
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"It's got a small steel measuring cup as the base of the resonator beneath the drain, wire screening hot glued between them, the top of a Phillips head screw hot glued in the center hole and four slits Dremeled onto either side of the cup inside…"
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"Decided against using screws to secure the neck to the body and opted instead to try my glue gun inside.  It's not moving around and still has a pretty good sound to it.  Not sure if I want to add fret marks or not.  REAL men…"
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"Did a better job on the tailpiece on this one.  Didn't have to run a nail through the string balls to hold them on like the first one. :)"
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"I did a better job on the tailpiece on this one.  Didn't have to hold the strings on with a nail this time. :)"
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"I sure love making frets!"... said no luthier ever

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 8:07pm 5 Comments

Man, how do you guys do this time and time again?!  It's sucking all of the joy out of the hobby for me. :)

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