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Redeemed myself after a dumb mistake!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hilo Greg Mar 9, 2023. 4 Replies

It’s been a while and I wanted to share a story in hopes that you good people won’t make the same boneheaded mistake I just did.I haven’t built a canjo in several years and decided to get back into…Continue

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Roger Daltrey - DIY guitars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Nov 9, 2018. 1 Reply

On a recent episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Roger Daltrey discusses growing up in post-WWII England, Elvis, skiffle groups and building his first two guitars. He doesn’t go into a huge amount of…Continue

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Where can I find this part?

Started this discussion. Last reply by inqstvkat Oct 26, 2017. 9 Replies

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Jug band Concert + DIY workshop in Ann Arbor MI (Sun 8/23)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hilo Greg Sep 10, 2015. 2 Replies

Has anyone ever heard of this group, the Deep Fried Pickle Project? They're coming to The Ark in Ann Arbor for a concert and DIY instrument workshop. If anyone wants to catch the show drop me a note…Continue

 

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Hilo Greg replied to Hilo Greg's discussion Redeemed myself after a dumb mistake!
"You are correct, I was eyeballing it at the time. Including the gap between the can and the neck, the scale was more like 16.9 inches or 429mm. I'm no luthier but the tuner says it's more or less in tune all the way up the neck, so…"
Mar 9, 2023
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Taffy Evans replied to Hilo Greg's discussion Redeemed myself after a dumb mistake!
"Hi HG, I'm glad you found the problem and fixed it. But for future reference, I think you will find that one inch = 25mm not 30mm. Probably a typo but thought I'd mention it anyway. Taff"
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BrianQ. replied to Hilo Greg's discussion Redeemed myself after a dumb mistake!
"The same thing happened to me the first time I used FretFind2D, it was a fretless, so it didn’t matter much? I always measure in order to verify a template’s accuracy now.  good save, welcome back Greg :) "
Mar 2, 2023
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Redeemed myself after a dumb mistake!

It’s been a while and I wanted to share a story in hopes that you good people won’t make the same boneheaded mistake I just did.I haven’t built a canjo in several years and decided to get back into it. So I used Fret2Find to print out a template of the fretboard -- 18” scale. Then, as usual, I taped the printout to the neck, scored each fret line with an X-Acto knife and proceeded to go on fretting.I thought it came out great…nice and smooth, very playable. EXCEPT…. The intonation was WAY off.…See More
Mar 2, 2023

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At 5:32am on January 24, 2015, Jim Morris said…

http://youtu.be/eqI8oK2aM-k

Hey Greg. Thought you might like to see this bass that yours inspired me to make. Also, I shared one of your vids with Tristan who was looking for help with making a tin uke.

Thanks!

At 10:30am on June 3, 2013, Kevin M. Kraft said…

Greg, is there any way I can hear an example of one of your home recordings?

 
 
 

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