Timothy Hunter
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time for a little precussion....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dano Schultz Aug 5. 1 Reply

here is something that showed up on facebook tonight.... quite a simple device but some quite complex rythms  easily achieved... the guy does 2 differen timings in each hand !!…Continue

Wayfinders absence

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Apr 12. 31 Replies

it appears that Wayfinder has deleted his account. he doesnt show in the members section and EVERY post and thread he started seems to be missing.ALL OF THE INDUCTION pickup thread is gone, not just…Continue

this mountain dulcimer popped up in my youtube views today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Moritz Voegeli Feb 4. 2 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb5rXB_8ZGYi know its from 4 years ago and might have been posted before .what i found interesting is he used…Continue

 

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Timothy Hunter replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Build This Simple Cigar Box Uke for Under $20!
"are the tuners in the wrong way around? string tension will pull the gear away from the worm no into it??"
Sep 13
Timothy Hunter replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"he has a white wire from the wiper contact going to the tip. he also has a white wire going from one end of the pot to the casing. he has the pickup coming into the top contact of the pot , so its all good there. the problem is as David L said the…"
Sep 13
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"reclaimed neck from one of those kids guitars that they sell in K-Mart. whole thing cost me $25. got the pickup,volume pot and jack from it as well as the bridge.  original tuners were horrendous! cheap plastic heads to the tuners and they…"
Sep 13
Timothy Hunter replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO: The World's Most Irritating Instrument
"oi !!!  nothing wrong with bagpipes...lol  ( ex Pipe Band drummer) lol"
Sep 12
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"finished!! well it plays.... 25 1/2 " scale only plain string i had left was a "G" so its tuned to "G" . As you can see from the bottom i made 2 mistakes. first was the screw holding the neck in the bottom i drilled too…"
Sep 12
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"canjo i knocked up this afternoon still got to glue on some frets. using up the last of the split pins i bought. work great as frets.  the other neck is almost finished just added the brass screw markers, then just a tochup sand ans clear…"
Sep 10
Timothy Hunter replied to Sean's discussion Anyone belong to a Makerspace etc?
"back in 1983 i had a job as a CNC programmer on an industrial laser cutter. i have always wanted to get myself a small one to play with but i have never had both the room and the money at the same time..lol  i envy you guys in the states.. the…"
Sep 7
Timothy Hunter replied to Glenn Reither's discussion Boxes for Australian members
"hi glenn,  i might have to bite the bullet and get a box from you. need a box about 270 mm + long and not too thick  maybe around 50 mm? width of anywhere bigger than 170 mm would be great. just cant seem to find any at the smoke shops i…"
Sep 6
Timothy Hunter replied to Sean's discussion Anyone belong to a Makerspace etc?
"i have looked into a hackerspace here in brisbane. first problem is it is 30+ Km from home. second is they charge $60 per month membership.  too rich for me unfortunately, and a bit too far to be convienient."
Sep 6
Timothy Hunter replied to Bob Johnston's discussion Banjo rings
"thats the Aussie price..lol"
Sep 2
Timothy Hunter replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Magnetic Slide Holder
"depends if the slide is made from a ferous metal. if its brass it wont stick to a magnet.."
Sep 2
Timothy Hunter replied to Bob Johnston's discussion Banjo rings
Sep 1
Timothy Hunter liked Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Play Like Keef, the Rolling Stones & more: Bob Wurster's 3-string cigar box guitar lesson
Aug 30
Timothy Hunter replied to Bryan's discussion Newbie just arrived
"what addiction, i can stop any time i want to. i just dont want to ...lol"
Aug 28
Timothy Hunter replied to Jim_in_Tucson's discussion POLL: Using someone else's artwork
"D.  it depends on the artwork. some is in the public domain so its free to use. some may have a licence where you are free to use but you must say whos it is. some other guys dont care and will let you use it if you ask them.  i made a 3d…"
Aug 24
Timothy Hunter replied to Matt's discussion GDG or EBE tuning
"whats the scale length?  the shorter it is the more tension on the string to get to pitch..  maybe try the B string instead of the G and see if that tunes up to pitch?"
Aug 24

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
cigar box guitar.com
How many instruments have you built so far?
3/4 3 string , 1/4 of a Uke
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The simplicity, and the freedom to build it any way you desire. There are no rules!

Timothy Hunter's Blog

neck fretted and how not to do it!

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 8:23am 5 Comments

finally got the nerve to fret the neck and ran out of glue half way through. so i got some more glue today i am using Loctite Gel Control in a silver bottle with blue side grips. worth the $5.80 AUD it cost. the other glues i tried either took too long to set or soaked into the wood and didnt…

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first build part 2

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 7:22am 13 Comments

Design parameters

600mm scale length, 20 frets. cigar box is 270 x170x50 mm

threaded rod as nut and bridge

string through on 35 mm overhang

neck%20layout.pdf …

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first build log.

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Hi everyone, my name is tim.

I have been playing guitar on and off ( mostly off tune) since i was about 13 when my step father found a handmade guitar under someones house when he was installing telephones back in 1973.

 I have seen Cigar Box Guitars around over the years and always wanted to have a go with one. So i figure now is the time to start and after reading through the forums here and a intensive 3 week google self education binge it time!

I am going to start…

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At 3:46pm on April 20, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Timothy hi, any idea how we could handle the induction pickup stuff in its rather impractical form it still exists?

 
 
 

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