Trial and errors of fundraising
We are always learning the do's and don’ts of fundraising. I can share our experiences and how we have been able to improve the overall end results. After all, we are trying to reach a goal to raise money for some cause. Here at our St. Louis Festival, the three of us take turns picking our favorite Nonprofit 501c, has to be legitimate registered organization. Sometimes we pick the same cause two years in a row like this year we are having…Continue
Added by smilingdog1 on February 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — No 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…Continue
I have some interesting news. After chatting with the fine folks who run local annual Comic Book Convention, I've decided to go ahead and rent a table/booth selling my CBG's, handmade old-school instruments, and other blues related stuff. The surroundings might be unusual, but the folks who run it are really wanting me to bring my stuff...and something different...to their show. In fact, when we talked about it, they were already sold out of vendor space, but told me…Continue
The "Key of A" harmonica is a lot deeper than the C harmonica which makes it feel quite different play. The lower keyed harmonicas feel slower to resonate and like they require more air. They will definitely build up your stamina.
The A harmonica will let you play in the key of E (this is the easiest key for guitarists to play).
This is a higher harmonica and it will feel like it responds much…Continue
I'm a Craiglist free stuff addict....Saw a radial arm saw listed...But by the time I found the house...It was gone...Get an email two days later saying guy never showed up....It was mine if I wanted it....That made my day....Will come in handy for cutting fret slots..Gave the guy some cash for his time and effort...Still made out pretty good on the deal
I usually only get a few tags here on the nation but honestly our festival is growing exponentially and local TV and radio plays a big part. I foresee us filling the street and busing folks in just ahead of us because we are over flowing onto the sidewalks now. We remain flexible to change and move on new ideas. Our greatest success is keeping cost down and free to the public. We hire great PR teams and get the event out to a larger crowd. I'm sharing this to not only cultivate interest but…Continue
Woods for guitar making,
This a business in St. Louis (Ballwin) I went to his home to bought rosewood and ebony fretboard blanks- it's imported wholesale - very good quality. He also has an eBay shop and will ship.
Added by Danny B. on January 25, 2017 at 9:01am — No Comments
Completed my Sound Box Guitars kit 3 string slide cbg last night! I need to fit a piece of brass or a small brass nail as a "stop" to prevent the strings from tearing into the wood where the strings comes through to the front of the neck, but other than that, and lowering the action with a smaller diameter bolt, it is done. Going to leave this one purely acoustic, at least for now. Thanks to my friends Helen and Larry for handling the power tools for the build. I'll post images as soon as I…Continue
Today was a real good day for me...Picked up two boxes (a round one used for candle displays) and a Humidor ..Another pleasant surprise was a Washburn built Disney Hannah Montana Purple 3/4 Acoustic guitar.. for $8.95. I was going to strip it for parts. but it tuned up and worked real good, so why destroy a perfectly good guitar...I also got my parts in from my supplier...Completed building 2 of my 4 guitar necks. A good day
Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza
2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton
Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…Continue
Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651 By John Bolton
I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.
The Ford belonged to Gibson. He had a place in…Continue
In my never-ending (and silly) quest to build everything myself from found items, here's a quick tutorial on making your own nuts and bridges from plastic dominos.
I read somewhere that really old dominos were sometimes made from bone, so I hit all the local flea markets and thrift stores, but no joy. So, during one of my daily visits to the World's Largest Retailer, I bought a $5 tin of standard plastic dominos.…Continue
Hi Guy's just thought I'd share my latest build.
I think I posted this in the wrong place earlier, so I'll go again. Its…Continue
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Note: I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma. Some are music related and some feature CBGs. I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.
Jake Leg by John Bolton
Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931
The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…Continue