If you have one of those colossal, bonehead, 'DOH' moments building, tell us about it here. Aw come on, admit it. You've done something completely inept. We wanna here about it.
Latest Activity: Jun 21, 2019
Started by Shawn Jun 24, 2015. 0 Replies 0 Likes
Well I finally did it. I thought yah I got time to build two diddle bows before this weekends fair. Both turned out nice looking and sound nice well except this one.opps got my fret count wrong on…Continue
Started by Wolf Schlyczk. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 4 Replies 0 Likes
I was cleaning up my shop ... cutting up bits too big for my wood stove... Evidently ran past the pusher on my angle gilhooley... hit the thumb pretty square... never touched the nail...
Started by Jon Pruett. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 14 Replies 1 Like
Not sure about the rest of ya'll, but every once in a while I'll try to clear up enough space to set down a box almost kill myself falling into the mess my shop has become. …Continue
Started by Glenn Reither Oct 31, 2014. 0 Replies 0 Likes
I was making a 3 string for a VERY small lady, so I tried to make a very low profile neck for her tiny hands. All was going well until I tested the rigidity and discovered I had made a pretty good…Continue
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On my first electric guitar build, I placed the bridge at 24.5" instead of 25.5" and didn't notice til I tried to do the intonation. Since the strings were through the body and mounted into inserts, it was a big deal to take apart and fix it. DOH!
Face palm... On my first CBG, I put the octave dots on the 13th fret....
I hate to disagree about something I am not an expert in, but this guys CBG sounds pretty good...
So cool lunch box is out of the question, unless you consume it before you play.
Fred, another problem with storing stuff inside of the Cigar Box Guitar is that it can affect the resonance and tone quality.
The problem of using your cigarbox guitar to store things...http://youtu.be/SnQoJjLtQ-A?list=UUZU_wjYEKhqaFgAUIgrevHw
Last weekend my grandson 12 & I made a Canjo. We just made it out of what we could find in my son's shed, an old 2X 4 some 6 lb fishing line & a couple pf nails. Pretty crude but he enjoyed it. Today about 7:30 AM he calls to say the cat broke his Canjo string and could I fix it and also make one for his friend Jack who was having a birthday today and could I pick them both up after school!
I was going to make a Canjo based on a new design so I figure, heck I make 3 one for my grandson, one for jack and one for my grand daughter. So I went to work got them done intime to drive down & pick them up at school.
Got home & they loved them! I even printed out some simple songs they could play. BUT--- the one I made for Jack I made backwards! The nut was where the can was & the fret makes were flipped so the 10th fret was at the nut. So much for quality control!
Anyway I left the kids happily plucking away Happy Birthday. I fix Jacks & return it to him. Lesson learned: Don't rush! Even something as simple as Canjo can be screwed up!
I guess all the members are doing really good with their builds. Not a single "Hall of Shame" entry in over a year! Good job! Yer finally getting it down!
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