After doing some tapping on the top with and without the bridge support I broke it off. It dampened the sound from the box by a good 1/3. I'll wait to try it again when I make a box out of 1/8 ply.

Yes I started on a diddley bow but can't bring myself to make a one stringed instrument. I"m a coward...LOL Instead it'll be a 3 string meant to be played like a 2 stringer. The two lower strings will be close together for cording. Leaving the higher string free for slide use.

I can see were a band saw is a God send when working on these things. Using a hand held jig saw is challenging. Lots of sanding to do afterwards. LOL

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Comment by YeahDoIt on August 5, 2010 at 7:14am
I don't have many tools. I used a block plane and borrowed a rasp from a neighbor.

I like your idea of having a double string. Sometimes I play slide melody on the top string and the lower two strings are chords or drones.

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