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Started this discussion. Last reply by placebo Jun 27, 2014. 6 Replies

I am getting increasing demand for  my workshops making simple cigar box diddley bows. in UK at least the cigar boxes are getting harder to find and more expensive.  I have had some success using…Continue

 

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Posted on June 19, 2014 at 10:42pm 5 Comments

I am getting increasing demand for  my workshops making simple cigar box diddley bows. in UK at least the cigar boxes are getting harder to find and more expensive.  I have had some success using cardboard boxes intended for computer keyboards. Anybody got other suggestions?

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Posted on October 25, 2013 at 9:56pm 2 Comments

Thanks for your comments Wolf...I must apologise to all for the spell checker on my ipad which stubbornly refuses to accept what I type and insists on saying what it thinks I meant to say...In my reply to Ian I was, of course, referring to building a Canjo not a 'cannon',...DOH!

Greetings from Wales

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:09am 4 Comments

Hi everyone.

Glad to be here. I am Phil Thomas from Penarth, near Cardiff in South Wales, UK. Approaching 60 years of age of which 45 have been as a musician, singer and storyteller performing all over the world. Now in semi retirement I work part time on a variety of arts and music projects. By academic persuasion I am an ethnomusicologist. In the summer of 2012 I spent six weeks in the USA on a research fellowship where I met a CBG busker in New Orleans. From then on I was pretty much… Continue

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At 3:54pm on March 24, 2014, Scruggy said…

Thanks!

At 6:42am on February 6, 2014, Teddy Richards said…

Thank's for the warm welcome Phil.

At 4:11am on November 24, 2013, Pete Turner said…

Hi Phil,

Thanks for adding me to your friends list. Good to know CBG's are popular in Wales. I'm making some to sell at a local Xmas flea market and if that goes well more craft/flea markets in 2014. I love the idea of using a Jack Daniels bottle. I'm almost finished with a Wild Turkey & plan on using it.

 
 
 

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