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Bear Peterson commented on Bear Peterson's photo

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"And the grill was made from the screen of an old tea strainer that had gotten stepped on. ."
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Bear Peterson commented on Bear Peterson's photo


"A tongue drum from an old slow cooker pot and a beat up monkey pod wood serving tray, the mallets are 1/2 inch diameter X 1/2 inch wide buffing wheels for a Dremel tool glued to bamboo skewers"
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Bear Peterson commented on Bear Peterson's photo

A Picture of Pain

"A poem a wrote a couple years ago. I'm not sure what the boundaries on "art" are for the Art Gallery group, is poetry and other literature considered art?"
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Bear Peterson commented on Bear Peterson's photo

copper pot drum

"Goblet drum from a $3 flea market copper pot, it did have a bog loop handle on the side of 1/2 inch copper pipe and a flat disk of copper soldered in the bottom about  an inch up from the rim, I de-soldered the disk and removed it to hopefully…"
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Bear Peterson commented on Bear Peterson's photo


"A few projects on the bench, the paddles were wall decor at a local pizza joint that showed up at the local thrift store for 59 cents each, I have 4 of them, look to be white elm, copper pot I'm turning into a drum and a koa salad bowl that…"
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Jon King added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

Jon King says Howdy Doody

Hi there, I'm Jon, I live in Northumberland, the northernmost county in England and I have become obsessed with CBGs over the last 3 months. Still building up to starting my first build tho, mainly 'cos I'm short on woodworking skills, but I've been…See More
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- Hello - My Name Is...

The Clubhouse is a community of friends. Introduce yourself and lets get to know a little about each other.See More
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Bear Peterson commented on Mark Lillo's photo

New sign for the shop

"Beautiful addition to your shop, Mark. "
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Bear Peterson commented on Mark Lillo's photo

New sign for the shop

"I didn't know Cold Beer was incarcerated, what did she do this time?"
9 hours ago
Jon King replied to Ted Crocker's discussion Ted Crocker in the group News
"Man, that is so inspiring. I just ordered Honeydripper from Lovefilm, looking forward to seeing that great guitar in action.br/> "
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Justin Johnson left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the Birthday wishes, brother.... and for everything else you do for the handmade music community!  "
jim commented on Mark Lillo's photo

New sign for the shop

"That will look good next to the FREE COLD BEER sign! "
Ted Crocker commented on Mark Lillo's photo

New sign for the shop

"WOW, awesome Mark!"
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Shane Hopkins joined JoJo's group

Art Gallery

How bout a group for the pieces of artwork we create....Other than our instruments of course!
Shane Hopkins commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo

Osage adjustable bridge

"Hey Randy, very cool bridge, are you selling this or other like it? Can you post a pic of the underside of it, or another view to see what's under the bone between the bridge and the saddle? Bridges are my favorite part of CBG builds, I have…"




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We're creating cigar box guitars, diddley bows, ukes, banjos, canjos, kalimbas, mandolins, fiddles, dulcimers, washtub basses, stompers, drums, flutes and all types of instruments, noisemakers & amps in our shops, garages and on kitchen tables using everyday objects. Join the Handmade Music Clubhouse Orchestra...

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    Budget drum set?

    Started by Uku. Last reply by Bear Peterson Mar 20. 6 Replies

    Clubhouse Group Photo

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Digger Tozzi Mar 17. 209 Replies

    Copper flute?

    Started by Uku. Last reply by jim Mar 16. 4 Replies

    how do you make a rod piezo bridge?

    Started by Dave Steingart. Last reply by Dave Steingart Mar 13. 11 Replies

    Lowe Bow

    Started by Brent Godfrey. Last reply by Brent Godfrey Jan 23. 2 Replies

    best 4 strings

    Started by don jensen. Last reply by don jensen Jan 21. 7 Replies

    Cigar Box Guitar ~ THE MOVIE ~ Details Here

    Started by J.J. Rango. Last reply by rick harris Jan 9. 1 Reply

    Low Cost Builds

    Started by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner. Last reply by Crow Dec 31, 2014. 11 Replies

    Thanks Randy!

    Original hand carved art by Randy S Bretz crafted as a shopwarming gift for the new Crocker Guitars location. Randy makes awesome instruments, bone slides, noters, picks and hand carved art pieces. See more on his page.

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