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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.

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Going to fast to get one last one ready for fair

Started by Shawn Jun 24, 2015. 0 Replies

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

I'd love to say I did this While doing something important...

Started by Wolf Schlyczk. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 4 Replies

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...

The mess I'm (trying) to work in.

Started by Jon Pruett. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 14 Replies

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

Pushing the envelope until it explodes

Started by Glenn Reither Oct 31, 2014. 0 Replies

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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Comment by Rand Moore on September 1, 2011 at 12:37pm

Hi Oily,

The strings are extremely loose on the neck so I could remove the neck and head assembly from the box, so the 4th string problem is an allusion in the photo. I plan to remove the top and replace it with another piece of plywood veneer. This time I'll skip the resonator. The weather has been too oppressive (heat & humidity) for me to get out much. If I had a car (with air conditioning), it would be another matter. As it is now I have material enough for at least 3 more builds, and the possibility of redoing (or destroying) some earlier CBGs as I did with CBG#3. I'm waiting for November's cooler weather. Until then I might build a Reso-CBG, as well as try to develop a metal based tail piece as my wooden ones often break, pop-off or the strings slowly cut their way through the wood. Need to visit the mom&pop hardware stores for ideas. B&Q has some possibilities as well, just need to figure out how to put it all together, and it may involve metal bending and drilling out holes. So, will look for a soft metal like brass or copper to begin with.

-Rand.

Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on August 31, 2011 at 8:23pm
Rand,

Ah, now I see the problem with your build #3:

It's that 4th string. Your neck is just not quite wide enough.

Should probably just convert the thing to an amp.

How's the wood supplier search going (not to hijack a Comment Wall)?
Comment by Rand Moore on August 31, 2011 at 5:36pm

The following photo show why neck-thru CBGs don't work well with can resonators... Doh!!!

It's seemed like such a good idea. My CBG #3 build, just wasting away hanging on the wall. Why not make it into a "tuna-can Reso"? The box was deep enough. The can fit quite nicely on the "sound board". I even cut a half decent hole for the can to fit into the sound board. It was only when I went to re-install the neck did I notice the problem. Ai-yahhh!!! Sheesh! I should know better. So, it's one for the Hall of Shame.

-Rand.

Comment by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on May 26, 2011 at 1:35pm

GOOD ONE MATT! Face Palm en masse

 

-WY

Comment by Outhouse Instruments on May 26, 2011 at 11:09am
Comment by Outhouse Instruments on May 26, 2011 at 11:07am
Comment by mark "mudcat" quigley on May 26, 2011 at 5:51am
cut another box and neck wrong
Comment by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on May 26, 2011 at 2:55am
What was he thinking?
Comment by Outhouse Instruments on May 3, 2011 at 8:43am
and this
Comment by Outhouse Instruments on May 3, 2011 at 8:42am

Not a cbg, but cbg related.

The really nice mp3 player I had - liked it better than my kides'e es's Ipod Nanos - was left in my shorts cargo pocket. Had all my downloaded cbg albums on it.

 

DOH!

 

I deserve this!

 

 

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