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Use those skinny boxes - Build a doubledecker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson May 17, 2016. 7 Replies

If you have duplicate boxes that are too skinny for a build have a go at a doubledecker.Remove the top from one and the base from the other,Line  with thin ply to glue them together - result a nice…Continue

Croatian Lijerica,anyone for a cigar box version?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Sleep Dec 31, 2013. 1 Reply

Friends just returned from Croatia gave me this photo of a Lijerica played by Mate Bulic. Anyone know anything about the stringing/tuning/scale length?Anybody made a cigar box version?…Continue

new york-visit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Sep 8, 2012. 7 Replies

Arrived in NY on wednesday..staying in Manhattan any suggestions for good live blues venuesAlso thought I might save the postage on Kenny lee Burgess DVD'sContinue

 

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Quick bridges

Posted on October 22, 2016 at 8:04am 5 Comments

Spend an afternoon making these bridges,better than using a bolt

1.The day before glue up a sandwich.These are 1/8" thick and 40mm. wide for 20mm. high bridges.The filling is 6mm. narrower

2.Mark out as shown…

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At 12:24pm on May 20, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Funny seeing you do the Minion on the CBG,My jongest done it for a painting contest 2 years ago ,funny how thing go! realy fun build!

At 9:15am on July 6, 2016, Bernie Edwards said…

Hi Michael

Yes it was  from the Early Music Shop in Bradford.

At that time I was living away from home and had no skills at wood crafting so it ended up slightly botched. I still have that problem today!!!

Sealing with a soldering iron sounds a great idea so I will dig it out and hava go.

At 5:09pm on March 29, 2016, Philip Hale said…
Please get in touch and let me know what it was you wanted to say about resonators.
Regards Phil
At 11:07am on March 29, 2016, Philip Hale said…
Hi there Michael, it's good to hear from you, yes I am interested in resonators.
I am setting up a workshop to start building cbg,s.
I have been slowed down after having an operation on my cervical spine, which has left me having little or no feeling in my right hand. But I will not let this stop me building, it will just be a slow process.
My phone is 07716416162 and email is
philip.hale@mail.com.
Best wishes
Phil
At 8:04am on March 13, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
You deserve lots of high marks Michael. I'll bet that baby sounds as good as she looks.
At 11:10am on February 22, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

Thanks Fred.  I've been kind of doing that, But sometimes I get a little off. I'm working with the basic tools. Some time I'll get some real one instead of the preschool stuff I have.  Thanks for the feed back.

At 3:31pm on February 9, 2016, Bristol Blue said…

I was only kidding Michael - It's a wonderful geetar :-)

At 4:02pm on February 6, 2016, Uncle John said…

Sorry, but LOL on the black instead of stickem' and the great trauma.   Sounds like my work and mess ups! 

I am just in from the shop working to improve 3 gits, which pretty much amounts to fixing screw-ups and oversights!   But it feels good to be improving them.

At 9:58am on November 25, 2015, White Raven said…
Thanks Michael, I thought that might be the case with the sound hole. Thanks for the comment on my reso. Needs a little fox right now. Developed a string buzz at the bridge. I think the tail piece straightened out a bit.
At 10:36pm on November 21, 2015, Rooster said…

Thanks for accepting  Michael. I have always enjoyed seeing your builds on here. Really nice craftsmanship sir ;-)

 
 
 

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