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Creating a logo/Printable water slide decals on headstocks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 16, 2015. 31 Replies

I want to create my own logo for the headstock of each guitar I build.  Has anyone had success with those printable water slide decals?  Any other ideas to put your logo on the headstock?Continue

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How will the finish affect the sound?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Jun 30, 2014. 18 Replies

I am using amber shellac on the box.  How will the thickness of the shellac affect the sound?  I am assuming a thin layer is best.  the plan is to use a piezo rod bridge pickup with a preamp.  Should…Continue


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Recycling wood.

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 10:42am 2 Comments

Reading someone else's post inspired me to do a little recycling.  I had an old sawhorse that I wanted to get rid of.  The wood was so beat up, it was not worth selling.  So, I recycled it.  I am thinking of making a dulcimer and a dog bowl resonator.  We shall see.




Fret-slotting jig

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 12:04pm 9 Comments

I am using a new fret-slotting jig I built based on a design from

It uses a razor blade for a slot locator.  It works great!

I decided to build it after doing my first fretboard for a dulcimer stick.  It was hard to get the slots perfectly straight.  This little jig will be a real time saver.  And the quality of my fretting just went…


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At 9:31am on July 23, 2015, Moedecker said…

Thanks for the friendship Alan. One can never have too many cbgers for friends. Nice to know ya.

At 11:38pm on June 27, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Thank you for Commenting on my post,glad you liked it ! Greeeettsszz A.D.

At 9:31am on November 20, 2014, DUSTY HAWK said…

thanx  man

At 4:34pm on August 20, 2014, onesixtwocbgs said…
Hey Alan, I'm planning on being there, I was out of town for the last one
At 5:25pm on August 18, 2014, Alan Garrett said…

Taking my checkers guitar build to the high school where I teach in Sacramento.  I am going to share it with the guitar class.

At 10:16am on May 26, 2014, Alan Garrett said…
Working on the neck of my 1st CBS today.
At 7:10pm on May 20, 2014, onesixtwocbgs said…
Hi Alan, thanks for checking out my pages! Have fun with your first build, you'll love it!

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