I am searching for a source for the spider which I have seen used on Paint Can Lid dobros I would appreciate it if anyone would tell me where I can buy one.

Thank you

Ron H

Cushing Ok

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Not sure how a spider would be used on a paint can lid. A biscuit bridge perhaps, but a traditional resonator spider uses a center screw to touch the spider and resonator cone thus transferring sound from the bridge on the spider to the cone. Not sure how that setup  would be done with a paint can. Do you have a photo?

Yes I have a photo. I can't figure out how to add it on here.
But I will be happy to email it to you...my email is
clixshooter@gmail.com
I'd appreciate your help
Ron
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I added a photo in my above reply...click on the jpg attachment...hope it works

Thanks for the photo.

I have to admit that I have never seen that before. It is definitely a cool looking rig. Hopefully, someone on the site has seen it before and knows the source.

Good luck (for both of us).

That's Matty Baratto's work. Somewhere on CBN, he details his parts list...
About 2/3 down the page: http://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/topics/contest-paint-lid-challe...

Water jet-cut and hand finished spider, coated in 24 carat gold, sez he

I'd try Amazon for a 6" cast iron ship's wheel by Hampton Nautical...

Stewmac sell a couple of different sizes, pretty sure Gitty has smaller ones also, Old Lowe used to sell them as well, or try e bay...https://www.google.com.au/search?q=resonator+guitar+spider+e+bay&am...

I checked Gitty and found no spiders. The interesting thing about the spider in the photo is that it only has six arms (full sized spiders have eight). It also looks purpose built and not a modification of some other type of casting.

The photo came from the Gitty Paint Can Lid Contest. I'm trying to email the guy that built the entry with the spider to see if he knows where they can be found.

I've seen one here on CBN, but it was custom made by the builder. Can't remember who the builder was.
The usual spider-bridges are 9&1/4" diameter, but they can be trimmed back a couple inches. However, the largest paint lids have a 5" area for the bridge. Don't think you could cut a regular one back far enough.

I found a old non-working turntable and removed the aluminum piece that holds the record. It's made just like a spider bridge. It's 11&5/8", but could be cut back to 7". Maybe not helpful for this application, but might be of use later or to someone else.

Depending on your skills with a grinder there is always this, it's a hub from a thermatic fan from a cars cooling system

Could use a alternator housing too. They look just like that and come in many sizes. Get one from a junk/salvage yard.

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