About time I tried my hand at making one. Not pretty and needs a bit more work but it plays in tune, acoustic for now.
They say that it helps builders to learn to play, it sure feels good to play something that I put together myself, however haphazardly.

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Comment by Patrick Curley on April 11, 2014 at 8:00pm

Thanks again folks, I'll chase up those tools, and yes Ted it sure does feel good. I've even managed to impress my kids which ain't easy.

Comment by Ted Stahl on April 11, 2014 at 10:29am

Done it feeel goood to play somethin you built! Sounds great too!

Comment by TN Twang on April 8, 2014 at 2:12am

A "surform tool" (made by Stanley Tools in the US, but I assume they're available worldwide) is cheap and good for creating a lot of sawdust in a hurry. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes--all featuring a replaceable scraper plate screwed into some sort of handle. Use 'em before the rasp and sandpaper to get a rough shape quickly.

Comment by robert jones on April 8, 2014 at 1:24am

A spokeshave is about the best hand tool you can use for rounding off, expensive though.

Comment by Patrick Curley on April 7, 2014 at 8:28pm

All good, had a go at it with a rasp and some sandpaper.

It sounds so good through the amp that I think I've got the bug now, getting sorted for the next one.

Comment by Patrick Curley on April 7, 2014 at 3:22pm

Thanks again lads. I found a disc piezo that I took out of an old resonator years ago and put it in. Woooeee!

I'm going to fix it good now, the neck is way too chunky and it's not easy to play at speed. I need to round off the edges at the back. A plane?

Comment by Low Budget Luthier on April 7, 2014 at 2:54pm

win! win! win!

Comment by Mick---The Rag Picker Mojo on April 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

Great!  You have just raised the bar for 1st timers....Very very well done & Cheers to you mate.

Mick the RAGPicker Mojo

Comment by Denny on April 7, 2014 at 12:26pm

Great stuff!

Comment by 14 buck bass (aka antonio) on April 7, 2014 at 12:01pm

right on Patrick !!!!!!!   that is awesome it sounds really neat   and i think you played it really well .  nice sound again .  great build .   you got it.    find what cha can build it like ya want and  you said it best.  FUN TO PLAY     looks like you are having fun so thats what matters to me more than anything . thats just coming from a little fish.   Im no big fish.  but its pretty cool to me

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