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Barnes & Noble Bookstore Mini Maker Faire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tommy Phillips Nov 6, 2015. 1 Reply

Barnes & Noble Bookstores all around the country are having a Mini Maker Faire in their stores this Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nov 6 thru 8.  They have one hour presentations by any hobby group…Continue

String Size Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Mar 13, 2015. 4 Replies

I just built a 21 inch SL…Continue

Sacramento Area CBG Git-Together

Started Jul 6, 2013 0 Replies

We have scheduled the CBG meeting at the Strum Shop in Roseville, CA on Sunday, July 21st, from 1 to 4pm.We will have a guest speaker,  Rand Moore from China, so review his page on CBN prior to the…Continue

Sacramento CBG Get-together

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Roberts Jan 9, 2013. 1 Reply

The plans for the 2nd ever Sacramento Area CBG Get-together are coming together.We will have a show & tell for you to showoff your new CBG or CBU.Tommy Young (washtub bass) will give a class on…Continue

 

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Will King commented on smilingdog1's blog post CBG Clubs
"The Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Workshop is still going, In fact we have a meeting this Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12 noon at the Strum Shop in Roseville.  Our attendance is down to about 5 or 6 regulars and a newbe at most our 4…"
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Will King commented on AGP #'s photo
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AGP #307 - ''Big Cone''

"Great Workmanship APG#....Are we going to hear it?....Do you do car body work too?....I do a little metal work, but I could never build anything as nicely finished as your 307."
Jan 2
Will King commented on Laurie Lee Campbell's group CBG in CALIFORNIA
"Happy 2018 New Year!  Our next Sacramento CBG Meeting is at 12 noon on January 20, 2018 at the Strum Shop in downtown Roseville.  Bring your newest builds and show and tell."
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Jangle Can Rock

"Great Banjo!!!!!Play'in too."
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Build 6, Mable

"GOOD MUSIC !!!!!"
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Dec 10, 2017
Will King commented on Laurie Lee Campbell's group CBG in CALIFORNIA
"Hi Daryl.....Our next meeting is 1pm on Sat, Jan 20th 2018 at the Strum Shop in Roseville.  We have another member in Modesto, call me and I will give you his number, so maybe you can ride with him.  916-689-8259"
Nov 26, 2017
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Will King replied to Rose Ericson's discussion Banjo question
"PETE1 cake or pastry container.  Tack it on with carpet tacks and shrink it with a heat gun.  See my videos"
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Pete1Banjos 001

John, Gary, Scott, Will & Rick with their PETE1 Banjos at the Sacramento Area Cigar Box Workshop on Oct 7, 2017
Oct 8, 2017
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Sep 29, 2017
Will King commented on Laurie Lee Campbell's group CBG in CALIFORNIA
"It's almost time for our fall Sacramento Area CBG Workshop  meeting at the Strum Shop, 209 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678 on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1pm.  On Saturday October 14th we are at the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire where…"
Sep 22, 2017
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C.B.Gitty Concert Ukulele Parts Pack PETE1 Banjo

"Thanks Uncle John, Richard and Snuffy.  This is the 5th PETE1 banjo I have built and they are all my favorites to play."
Sep 16, 2017
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Staten Island Hornpipe on Cigar Box Mandolin

"Nice build and nice play'in."
Sep 16, 2017
Snuffy Smith commented on Will King's video
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C.B.Gitty Concert Ukulele Parts Pack PETE1 Banjo

"Hey Will, really cool build...very creative. Love the see-thru face on your git."
Sep 16, 2017

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At 12:45am on September 30, 2015, Large Brad said…

Will,

I'm new around here but am planning on being at the Sierra College fair gig this Saturday with my 2nd cbg.  This stuff is a blast.  Is anyone bringing an amp?

Large Brad

At 3:15pm on May 26, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thank you Will.Nope it's a three string reso using uke parts

At 1:55pm on May 8, 2015, gary sheldon said…

I spent the morning fooling with the reso.  Got it sounding a little louder now.  The bridge I had was cut away in the middle and I decided that is exactly where the pressure should me max.  So I replaced it with a solid one.  I also temporarily clamped a wood block across the strings just behind the back of the reso to increase the bridge break angle.  It didn't seem to make any difference in volume.   

At 6:16pm on April 11, 2015, gary sheldon said…

Hi Will,

  I found a cat bowl today.  Do you use the one with the little cat paw imprints?  And the rubber o ring around the base? I really liked the sound of your cat bowl uke.

Today I put the final touches on my 3 tall ship ukes.  

Also, just finishing up 2 dance shoe cases.  These are fancy boxes to carry one's dance shoes in when traveling to a dance venue.

Do you ever build your own boxes?

I may get up there next week.

Enjoy the weekend. 

At 11:51am on April 3, 2015, gary sheldon said…

Hey Will,

  I have been thinking about your uke neck joint.  I think it is much simpler and better than mine.

However, I don't have the technology to cut off the neck with a perfectly square cut.  That is my first problem.  I thought of a couple solutions.  The first is to build a mitre box and make it very tight and accurate.  I could even shim up the end of the neck while cutting to get a tiny amount of neck drop, if I wanted.  The second would be to use the compound mitre saw at the tall ship whenever I want to make that cut.  It is only a mile away and the saw is excellent with good sharp blade, etc.  I could put a spacer behind the neck so the headstock would not interfere with the alignment in the saw.  

The next problem would be drilling that hole for the hanger bolt perfectly straight.  I see you have a tool for that.  Maybe there is something like that around the tall ship tent.  

Do you put any neck drop on your ukes?  Do you think it is useful/necessary?  I put a slight amount in and lose about half of it when I string it up.

Have a good weekend. 

At 4:07pm on March 30, 2015, Ronald Whitford said…

My plan is to go but we may have company from Ireland in NY at that time.  Otherwise I should be there.  I'll be in San Jose the first week in May.

At 3:42am on May 24, 2014, Skinny Gumbo said…

Thanks for the comment.  My father in law actually gave me the spittoon as a joke.  When he found out I started building he thought he would be funny.  He dropped it off one day and said "lets see you do something with this"  smiled and walked off.  2 weeks later I showed up with the finished product and he was literately speechless.  Made me smile.

At 7:28pm on January 8, 2014, Greg Roberts said…

I could do a presentation. What are you looking for? Just let me know and I will come up with something fun

At 12:30pm on November 25, 2013, J.Rob said…

bottom 4 of standard pack of guitar srings

 just like taking off top e a  strings a guitar.

xxdgbe

tuned

dgbd open g banjo tuning - love this tuning you can play banjo chords or slide or Kieth Richard chords

you can tune it back to dgbe and play baritone ukelele chords

my video for along the watch tower is baritone tuning.

The Stealers Wheel song is in key of d

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/greasy-s-easy-chords/forum

check out this discussion by Grease Stains

At 2:18pm on January 22, 2013, BrianQ. said…

BrianQ. here, sorry I missed yer get together!

I had an unexpected death in da family :(

 
 
 

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