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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Morris 3 hours ago. 2 Replies

Thinking about adding this talented fella to drown out my lousy git playinghttps://www.ltdcommodities.com/images/75022_H49.mp4Continue

Slide making 101 Wine bottles plus water glass cutter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean 20 hours ago. 12 Replies

I'm sure somewhere on here it's been done to death, how to make a slide, you can even find a ton of you tube video's using everything from string and lighter fluid, a bowl of ice water etc etc, score…Continue

Just made a couple Can-Jo's....or firewood kindling lol

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Sep 12. 4 Replies

First time making 1 and 2 string canjo's, have no idea if they're good, bad, or just what they are, I've never played them before, heard a few on here and youtube, kinda winged it on both, each are a…Continue

Mistakes, goof ups, and paranoia...can you let go??

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL yesterday. 36 Replies

I know these are home built instruments, and nobody worried about being perfect or if there even was any kind of standard when someone made their own 1,2 or however many string instrument, it was…Continue

 

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Jim Morris replied to Richard Dean's discussion My music partner
"Yup, good harp players are a dying breed!"
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Kirk replied to Richard Dean's discussion My music partner
"LOL Love it!"
14 hours ago
Richard Dean replied to Richard Dean's discussion Slide making 101 Wine bottles plus water glass cutter
"Now cut the bottles one more time with a larger opening and make vases, I even paint wine bottles and will probably do that to mine"
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Richard Dean replied to Richard Dean's discussion Slide making 101 Wine bottles plus water glass cutter
"glad to be of some help, about ready to start my 4-5 string banjo build using a 12" tambourine drum base"
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Ken Colwill replied to Richard Dean's discussion Slide making 101 Wine bottles plus water glass cutter
"Richard, thank you for posting this. I'm a newbie and getting my stuff together to do my first canjo build. I am definitely going to try this method for making my own slide. Thanks again and happy slippin and slidin. "
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JL replied to Richard Dean's discussion Mistakes, goof ups, and paranoia...can you let go??
"A little blood is a requirement even on successes, haw haw haw"
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darryl kernaghan replied to Richard Dean's discussion Mistakes, goof ups, and paranoia...can you let go??
"Done the fret dots a couple of times, but my most annoying mistake was cutting off the head stock before i'd laid it out, almost the last thing on that guitar to do, end result was tuners that, unless you have pixie fingers it's a PIA to…"
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Richard Dean replied to Richard Dean's discussion Slide making 101 Wine bottles plus water glass cutter
"I plan on using gloves when sanding, and that's why I have no intention of trying to cut them off, don't want no high speed flying glass bits. I've got about 75 or so bottles to do....and yes we drank them all"
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Kigar replied to Richard Dean's discussion Mistakes, goof ups, and paranoia...can you let go??
"I love this one, could see me doing that too.  My latest was drilling the sound hole on the wrong end of the box, which led to cutting the slots for the neck backwards - no saying "I meant to do that" on that one.  I just picked…"
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Kigar replied to Richard Dean's discussion Slide making 101 Wine bottles plus water glass cutter
"I did the same hot/cold thing but instead of the cutter, just lightly scored the bottles using a dremel cutoff wheel.  With various bottles I think 8 of 10 worked within a couple of dunks, one just wouldn't separate even after rescoring,…"
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Thinking about adding this talented fella to drown out my lousy git playinghttps://www.ltdcommodities.com/images/75022_H49.mp4See More
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John Sawyer replied to Richard Dean's discussion Slide making 101 Wine bottles plus water glass cutter
"Absolutely not!... it was 49 bottles...I had 6 failures...  and lots of Wino Neighbors...  :-)"
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John Sawyer replied to Richard Dean's discussion Mistakes, goof ups, and paranoia...can you let go??
"I put the dots for the 12th fret on the 11th once...  ugh... So... I used a plug cutter, filled it in, and donated it to a Boy Scout troop's charity auction  win-win"
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Gene Robinson replied to Richard Dean's discussion Mistakes, goof ups, and paranoia...can you let go??
"I've always heard that a "master" is one who is best at covering up their mistakes!"
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Glenn Bukowski replied to Richard Dean's discussion Mistakes, goof ups, and paranoia...can you let go??
"Yipes! How many of these have I done?  On one of my early builds, I put the marker dots at the 3,5,7,9 and 12 frets (instead of the 'harmonic' points at 3,5,7,10 and 12). Didn't realize my mistake until I was showing the…"
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One stringers

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 6:03am 5 Comments

OK, I want to make a few one stringers or Canjo's, but my question is;...why do some, well, many that I've seen, mostly fret-less ones, have such super high action??? They usually have a super high nut and or bridge and don't look like you could do much more than twang it open string. I've seen this here and other places where it looks nice but appears to be impossible to play. Are these just made by people as a novelty, or inexperience, or am I missing something.

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At 1:21pm on September 6, 2017, Uncle John said…

Thanks on the audio library.  It is over 5 years old. I should update!

At 10:40am on September 6, 2017, Uncle John said…

Hi, Richard.  I was just looking through your photos.  You've made a lot of nice and well made stuff.  It' nice to have you for a CBN friend.

 
 
 

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