Wayfinder
  • Male
  • Platte City, MO
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Wayfinder's Friends

  • Tom
  • Greg Hamilton
  • Anthony Tucker
  • crossroads
  • pavlovamericanroadtrip
  • Richard Wilkins
  • J.D.
  • Firewall03
  • Kenneth A McAuley
  • Regan
  • Fomhorach
  • Ron Ruhs
  • BILL GRONER
  • Walter Haapapuro
  • Grandpa

Wayfinder's Discussions

FlatCat™ Generation 3

Started this discussion. Last reply by Walter Haapapuro Dec 20, 2016. 3 Replies

I am pleased to announce the release of my new FlatCat™ Gen 3 pickups.  Basic attention-grabbing photo:…Continue

What are the best Reasonably-Priced pots?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wade Dec 11, 2016. 28 Replies

We see 250k & 500k pots advertised all over on Amazon, Ebay, etc.   They're offered by Musiclilly as well as dozens of other companies, for prices ranging from a buck apiece to $5, $7 or…Continue

We Lost the Book

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Dec 1, 2016. 4 Replies

For the Firefly / Serenity fans out there (and I know there are some), or for those who remember the show Barney Miller... something of a sad note:…Continue

The Most Versatile Power Tool You Can Own

Started this discussion. Last reply by crossroads Dec 22, 2016. 44 Replies

I enjoy starting a post with a title like that, because it's sure to get a discussion going.  No matter what tool I name, someone is going to post that another tool is better.  And they're right; for…Continue

 

Wayfinder's Page

Come and Visit a While!

Hi all.  I build CBGs and custom electrics, amplifiers, flutes and a line of hand-made guitar pickups.  Enjoying the journey tremendously.  Would love to have you visit my store.  Link:

Wishbringer Hand-Made Instruments

Following are posts I've written or started here on CBN that you may find helpful in your CBG building, collected here mainly for convenience when answering new/old questions.  Lots easier to post a link than answer it all from scratch again.  : )

Amplifier Tricks

Any-Angle Miter -- Hand Made - Dirt Cheap

Avoiding Common First-Build Mistakes

Battery Basics

Build an Induction Mag Pickup

. . . . . . . The original 85+ page thread is here.

Building a Cheap / Free Japanese Pull Saw Miter Box

Building a CBG the Easy Way

Building Your First CBG

CIRCLE DRILLS: How to Avoid Breaking Your Hand

Crayon Box Face

Do Pickup Magnets Affect Sustain?

Excellent Pickup Wire Source

Fancy Hand-Made Zero-Cost Fretting Jig

Fantastic On-Board Sound System -- Using a Varitone Control

FAST Hot Glue-- CBG Quick Tip

Fix That Bowed Neck

Flat Pickup Concepts

Fretting on the Cheap pt 1

Fretting Simple & Cheap pt 2

How to Display Photos on CBN Forums

How to Fret a CBG with Real Frets

How to Make Your Own Box

How to Open a Neck-Through CBG Lid

Hunting Down Hum-- Step by Step

Incredible Sound from a Solid-Mount Piezo Disk

Instantly Better Sound From Your Amplifier

My "Essential" Tools -- The favorites in the tool drawer

Phase and Polarity-- How to Combine Pickups

"Real" Frets or "Found" Frets-- Which is Better?

Scrap Wood Foldable, Portable Guitar Rack

Soldering a Potentiometer the Easy Way

STAPLE FRETS!

The Misconception of Ohms

Volume Pots: 250k & 500k-- What's the Difference?

Zero Fret-- an awesome guitar nut system

JUST FOR FUN

Altoids Mintar on Crate Overdrive

Cigar Box Guitar--Tales That Must Be Told

Finding Odd Things to Do -- Hijacking comics

Further CBG Definitions

Getting Rid of Gnats and Fixing Your Old Computer

Guitar Builder Motifakes-- Add Yer Own

Quintin Plays a Wayfinder Git

Today's Chemistry Lesson -- NAK

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Internet
How many instruments have you built so far?
20+ CBGs, several standard 6-string electrics, several amplifiers, build my own pickups
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Simplicity of play. Anyone can pick one up and begin playing, and just about anyone can build one. It makes good music available to the everyday person.

Wayfinder's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Wayfinder's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (18 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 5:06pm on January 4, 2017, Wayfinder said…

Sure thing Tom.  Link is:

https://Etsy.com/shop/Wishbringer

At 3:13pm on January 4, 2017, Tom said…

Do you have any info (an e-commerce page maybe) about your flat pickups?  I'm looking for pricing and pics.

At 6:29pm on June 18, 2016, Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music said…
Absolutely! that's the idea...thank you again.
At 9:23pm on June 17, 2016, Lane Martin said…
Good to have you as a friend now. :)

Always enjoy seeing/hearing your experiments.
At 6:54am on May 4, 2016, Jim Morris said…

Yup Wayfinder, I thought for sure we were already friended. I've been making pennywhistle and transverse flutes for a while but have slacked off since most time is being spent on string things now. I'm considering doing a short how to vid when I get some time.

At 9:49am on April 5, 2016, Michael Fred Johnson said…

If you really want to go daft with copper try this

At 4:23pm on March 18, 2016, Wayfinder said…

Awesome!  Glad it worked out for you.  Laminate necks are great; not only do you have the different grains in the woods for extra strength, you also have the re-enforcement of the extra glue layers.  And it looks great too, especially if using different types of wood.

At 10:04pm on March 14, 2016, Wayfinder said…

Thankee kindly.   I try to make each one as if I'm going to put it on my best git.

At 9:41pm on March 14, 2016, Ron Ruhs said…

Thanks Wayfinder - I was thinking double sided tape but wasn't sure. The clips of the pickup sound good and it's certainly a nice looking pickup.

At 4:01pm on March 14, 2016, Wayfinder said…

There are several ways to surface-mount a FlatCat pickup.  One is to measure the holes and locations on your guitar (if there are any) and then drill and mount the pickup with screws.  It is very easy to drill.  I prefer to simply use a thick bead of silicone glue.  It requires drying time, but it holds well and can be easily removed later if needed.   Another way is to use double-sided foam tape, which holds very well and dampens vibration.

Latest Activity

Tom left a comment for Wayfinder
"Do you have any info (an e-commerce page maybe) about your flat pickups?  I'm looking for pricing and pics."
Jan 4
Order99 liked Wayfinder's discussion Cigar Box Guitar-- Tales That Must Be Told
Dec 31
crossroads replied to Wayfinder's discussion The Most Versatile Power Tool You Can Own
" i have a scroll saw too..... but i use this the most."
Dec 22, 2016
Walter Haapapuro replied to Wayfinder's discussion FlatCat™ Generation 3
"Wayfinder, keep up the good work. Still loving my FlatCat. Waiting to see those amps... Walt"
Dec 20, 2016
Paul Craig replied to Wayfinder's discussion FlatCat™ Generation 3
"Way, Has anyone tried one of these pickups with acoustic strings? Was wondering how well they work with acoustic strings because usual pickups don't do well and I'm curious if these will work well."
Dec 20, 2016
Bufo Bill replied to Wayfinder's discussion FlatCat™ Generation 3
"Ooh la la, that seems like a good way to sink some Xmas profits! All the best from Bill. :D"
Dec 20, 2016
Bufo Bill liked Wayfinder's discussion FlatCat™ Generation 3
Dec 20, 2016
Wayfinder posted a discussion

FlatCat™ Generation 3

I am pleased to announce the release of my new FlatCat™ Gen 3 pickups.  Basic attention-grabbing photo:…See More
Dec 19, 2016
 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Cutting fret boards

Started by Billy Jerrells in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by john mackay 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hub Cap cut out

Started by Mike "Honeyboy" Edwards in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Mike "Honeyboy" Edwards 12 hours ago. 8 Replies

News - Save the New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Fest

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Cigar Box Nation News. Last reply by John Sawyer 23 hours ago. 5 Replies

Cigar Box Nation News - Jan 17, 2017

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Cigar Box Nation News. Last reply by JL yesterday. 1 Reply

SURVEY: What do I build with these antique tobacco tins?

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Gordon Cooper yesterday. 18 Replies

ICE!

Started by Cause the Blue rat in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat yesterday. 5 Replies

The Mysterious "Ukulele Echo Device" From the 1920's

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Gordon Cooper on Monday. 25 Replies

Travel case?

Started by Ken Vickerson in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague on Monday. 23 Replies

My facebook page is no more......

Started by Cause the Blue rat in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat on Sunday. 10 Replies

Latest Activity

Don McMahan replied to Andy Busch's discussion 5-string banjo neck for a cookie tin banjo build in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
2 minutes ago
Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"Thanks. The brass one is my favorite. Thinking of doing a review of it."
3 minutes ago
Randy S. Bretz replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
" "
23 minutes ago
Jason G replied to Jason G's discussion Resonator Bridge Mass
"Thanks both for the thoughts.  I'll see if I can snap a pic when I get home so you can…"
43 minutes ago
Jason G replied to Jason G's discussion Resonator Bridge Mass
47 minutes ago
Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion Dual IM386 Chip amp in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
"I revised the schematic and posted it at the top of the page. Changes are N3 chips instead of the…"
1 hour ago
Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

What Type of Timber ??

"Brilliant decision on your part to use beechwood, AGP!   Well done!  ;-)"
1 hour ago
AGP # commented on Ken Vickerson's photo
Thumbnail

image

""Nice Looker""
1 hour ago
Paul Craig replied to Robert Varcoe's discussion Another electronic question
"A stereo jack would leave both legs live where the mono with shunt would disconnect one side when a…"
1 hour ago
AGP # commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

The Australian Blues Music Festival

"Yep! wes carl, I did Say Pubs, aka; Hotels/Inns/Taverns/Cantinas/Bars/Saloons…"
1 hour ago
AGP # commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

Oakybeechymaply Timber ???

"I agree David Bowes, I knew a few Freckled Patterned Beeches in my younger days :-)  "
1 hour ago
AGP # commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

What Type of Timber ??

"Yep! Jerry Jordan, Beech it is, and in my opinion any "Free Wood" is useful ;-)"
1 hour ago

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service