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Affordable and easy designs for youth group

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 10, 2023. 9 Replies

Howdy, I am in charge of a church youth group (6 11-13 year old boys).   Looking for the simplest plans possible to give them an introduction to building instruments.   Hoping for something that can…Continue

Best design for cigar box Fiddle?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Rearick Jan 27, 2020. 3 Replies

Howdy. I have had a lot of luck with getting cb Ukes to sound VERY good.  Not so much with a cb Fiddle yet. Any plans (or simple screenshots) of cb fiddles that had a decent sound? Thanks!Continue

Type of wood on wine boxes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wal Callaby Jun 1, 2019. 2 Replies

Howdy.  Curious what kind of wood wine boxes are typically made of.  Looks like common cedar to me.  Any guesses?  If it is cedar I plan on planing it down and using it for a flat-top mandolin.…Continue

Children's museum

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blues Frog May 23, 2016. 4 Replies

Howdy. Been building for a few years now. I was recently approached by a summer camp director at a local children's museum. She was wondering if I could help the kids learn how to build an…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Mark's discussion Affordable and easy designs for youth group
"I don't If the message was for me."
Feb 10, 2023
Doug Thorsvik replied to Mark's discussion Affordable and easy designs for youth group
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Paul Craig replied to Mark's discussion Affordable and easy designs for youth group
"I just used a 10 dollar wood and metal pencil box from Walgreens to make a guitar for my Grandson. Having issues trying to post pics at this time, I'll try later."
Feb 1, 2023
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"Brian, thanks for the help on posting.   I didn't even realize it was doing that.   Tom and Brian.  Great suggestions! Thank you so much for your help! I'll try both of them out with my kid first and see which one…"
Jan 31, 2023
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"Mark, I see you’re having problems posting? Do this every time you post?"
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BrianQ. replied to Mark's discussion Affordable and easy designs for youth group
"Canjo? Minimal tools, minimal parts, minimal time?  Can,Stick,Tuner, String, Screws? You can even rub some oil finish in the allotted time, I’ve done it with 3rd graders in 50 min.? Easy peasy!"
Jan 31, 2023
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Tom T replied to Mark's discussion Affordable and easy designs for youth group
"For a very simple 3 string design you can get away with 1 x 2 Poplar for the neck if you use lighter gauge strings. If you can get cigar boxes for free you're in good shape. Where the costs tend to mount up is hardware such as tuners. If $10 is…"
Jan 31, 2023
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Affordable and easy designs for youth group

Howdy, I am in charge of a church youth group (6 11-13 year old boys).   Looking for the simplest plans possible to give them an introduction to building instruments.   Hoping for something that can be done in 1.5 hours (by those with little to no experience and easily distracted by eachother), and under $10 each.  I have a full suite of power tools, and a lot of experience building mandolins, guitars, fiddles, etc.Any and all suggestions are appreciated.  See More
Jan 31, 2023
Keith Rearick replied to Mark's discussion Best design for cigar box Fiddle?
"Glad to be of help."
Jan 27, 2020
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Best design for cigar box Fiddle?
"Keith.  Exactly what I was looking for!  Thanks!"
Jan 27, 2020
Keith Rearick replied to Mark's discussion Best design for cigar box Fiddle?
"Do a search for Jim Morris on this site. Then look thru his pictures and videos. On of the best at making and playing them."
Jan 27, 2020
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Best design for cigar box Fiddle?

Howdy. I have had a lot of luck with getting cb Ukes to sound VERY good.  Not so much with a cb Fiddle yet. Any plans (or simple screenshots) of cb fiddles that had a decent sound? Thanks!See More
Jan 26, 2020
Keith Rearick liked Mark's discussion Type of wood on wine boxes
Jun 1, 2019

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