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Odd SSL errror...

Started this discussion. Last reply by T-Gripped Jul 27. 4 Replies

Ben,Not sure how this happened, but the SSL Certificate for CBN doesn't match: …Continue

6 string acoustic - bought neck or build?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Mar 14. 10 Replies

I make tons of 3 string CBGs, a few 4’s and some Ukes as well...a friend brought me her antique license plate that she wants made into a 6 string acoustic.   I have made a couple 6 string bolt on…Continue

Ukulele String Spacing

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Dec 4, 2017. 7 Replies

So... I have fallen in love with Tenor scale ukes... happy sounding like you'd expect an Uke to be, but big enough to play...SO... I bought a couple necks, as a test to see how I like a more…Continue

$500 laser cutter/engraver

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 26, 2017. 10 Replies

Well, I went and did it... Technology is my thing, and  CBG's have been a good diversion from my professional life, but it has to bleed in somehow... I've been using 3d printed tone/volume knobs for…Continue

 

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"CBJ is wise... I love my spokeshave.  Keeping the blade razor sharp is worthwhile effort.   I use mine on Maple..."
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At 4:40pm on February 18, 2017, Jim Morris said…

Thanks for the friend request. I've built a lot of banjos but no resonator ones. I'd be willing to have a go at one. My email is morbanjo@gmail.com

 
 
 

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