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(Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Oct 10, 2017. 8 Replies

OK guys, I've not given up on the shovel build a la Justin Johnson https://youtu.be/V9-ltPsbw9g but money and my own frustration with numbers really put me…Continue

What to do with these odd boxes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Mar 22, 2017. 7 Replies

So, I tend to jump off the deep end with things and rather than get a "normal" box to do my first CBG, I started grabbing odd balls. Now, neither of these have to be a CBG (im honestly thinking amp…Continue

Need 3 string shovel help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Feb 28, 2017. 35 Replies

So after speaking with another member and him pointing me this direction, I wanted to build a clone/tribute/copy of Justin Johnsons 3 string shovel.I have the shovel in hand but need help with a few…Continue

 

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JL replied to default's discussion (Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)
"BINGO! and congratulations. different factories or before/after a retool in the same factory can account for 'things' with the same model number being different.  TVs, lamps, replacement carburetors, table saws, commercially produced…"
Oct 10, 2017
default replied to default's discussion (Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)
"OK,  i think I had an epiphany and I feel like a moron. So, my original hang up was that I couldnt get the scale and fretting to make sense off the shovel he used. on JJ's, it showed the 9th fret at the shovel joint, and when I do the…"
Oct 10, 2017
default replied to default's discussion (Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)
"you know, for as much overthinking as I've done, that NEVER occurred to me and now I feel like a doorknob. FML"
Oct 9, 2017
darryl kernaghan replied to default's discussion (Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)
"For your tuners, a piece of aluminium 1/2" thick screwed or riveted to your handle will stiffen the plastic handle and make it better for mounting the tuners, or even a strip of good wood, if you can spread the load of the tuner along that…"
Oct 9, 2017
Br Harold F Stubbs III replied to default's discussion (Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)
"If you want a fret mark to line up with a certain place on the instrument body ( whether shovel, cigar box, pumpkin, etc ) .. you'd have to work backwards - measure from that place on the instrument the distance from that fret ( or a fret ) and…"
Oct 9, 2017
default replied to default's discussion (Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)
"thanks, thats more or less what I was going to do. Regarding "A" on your list, the only reason I was worried about copying his was the all important fretting/scale thing. For the life of me I couldnt figure out how he used 25.5 and…"
Oct 9, 2017
JL replied to default's discussion (Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)
"Ditto-ing Pick here. A) stop trying to copy the exact look of the other shovel git (specifically fret/nut relation to handle/shaft joint),  you should be enjoying making it your own, and as long as the basics are right it will a joy to play and…"
Oct 9, 2017
the anonymous pick replied to default's discussion (Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)
"1 = yes .  2 =  Doesant matter  "as much " but still important .  if you have a regular  25.5 guitar use it to male a template ,  with  long paper /cardboard  etc  to mark your spots . 3 =…"
Oct 9, 2017
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(Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)

OK guys, I've not given up on the shovel build a la Justin Johnson https://youtu.be/V9-ltPsbw9g but money and my own frustration with numbers really put me off it for a bit. Heres where Im at: I own a shovel! I have also confirmed thru the man himself the scale length is a standard 25.5. When I posted before, I got really hung up on measurements and things not lining up but at this point Im just going to ask a question then go with it, so lets get…See More
Oct 9, 2017
JL replied to default's discussion What to do with these odd boxes?
"The Macanudo with the ramped lid and hollow sides seems to be begging to be a stage monitor/practice amp, same shape as a stage wedge monitor and the hollow sides have GOT to something INTERESTING to the sound. For the Maniac, a pair of 1/4x1/4…"
Mar 22, 2017
default replied to default's discussion What to do with these odd boxes?
"the benefit of having been a partner in a local cigar shop is that I am able to go snag what I want from the stockpile of boxes. Im planning another raid here soon, should have some interesting finds"
Mar 21, 2017
default replied to default's discussion What to do with these odd boxes?
"HAHAHA you think Im going to make one and stop... thats funny. Yeah, the back of the white one is woefully unadorned and quite white, and I rather fancy the front actually being the front due to the logos. Im weird. Altho I do think the plywood…"
Mar 21, 2017
Cause the Blue rat replied to default's discussion What to do with these odd boxes?
"Drop a piece of ply under the lid and make it electric only. Keep the look and jam on! Not sure what to do with the second one. "
Mar 21, 2017
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What to do with these odd boxes?

So, I tend to jump off the deep end with things and rather than get a "normal" box to do my first CBG, I started grabbing odd balls. Now, neither of these have to be a CBG (im honestly thinking amp for the big angled one) but Id like to get yalls opinion on how to work around the problems they present. First is a Maniac Cigars box. When I got this one, I thought it was just a weird wrapped box. Didnt realize the lid was screwy till I got it home. This one is 11.5" long, 8.5" wide and just under…See More
Mar 21, 2017
Timothy Hunter replied to default's discussion Need 3 string shovel help
"not sure you could use a capo on this type of guitar. you really need a fretboard for a capo to work."
Feb 28, 2017
Paul Craig replied to default's discussion Need 3 string shovel help
"The good thing about a baritone is you can play the upper area of the neck for regular guitar chords. I believe there's a few country artists out there that have used a baritone Tele on occasion."
Feb 27, 2017

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