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I Love My Dremel!

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"Pimped my "Box Of Slides" , today. I transferred printed text on wood, and slightly distressed the box."
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Jim N. replied to calim's discussion N'goni building by Abou Diarra
"Parfait! J'ai aimé beacoup."
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N'goni building by abou diarra

Malian musicien Abou Diarra shows how to build a "Kamélé n'goni"See More
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"Very cool Darryl"
Mike replied to Ted Crocker's discussion Knotlenny's ultimate best first lesson in the group CBG Playing for Dummies
" I am new here and in the same boat. I have zero experience playing any instruments and cannot follow what the strumming pattern is. I know it is easy for most anyway but I'm clueless and need some guidance. Thx!"
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"wow you re did this ? "
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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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"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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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?"
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…"
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…"
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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    N'goni building by Abou Diarra

    Started by calim. Last reply by Jim N. 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

    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

    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.

    Handmade Music Clubhouse - Established November 20, 2009

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    Close-up of butt end.

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    Blueprint Completed.

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    First time build

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    ...live performances!

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    pedal board obsession for CBG

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    gdg chords and scales

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    Biscuit tin

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    In The Beginning:

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    Gourd Planting Season Is Upon Us

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    Cigar Box Nation Activity

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    2015 St. Louis MO. Cigar Box Guitar Festival at www.hwy61roadhouse.com

    June 6, 2015 from 10am to 6pm
    www.hwy61roadhouse.com 34 Old Orchard Ave Webster Groves MO. 63119Will host our 3rd St. Louis festival. 10AM to 12: there will be free CBG instruction with Justin Johnson. Then Justin will go on to perform live. April Mae & The June Bugs will join us later.Vender booths available, Build your CBG shop and souvenirs.We have much more to be announced! Time 10AM-6PMSee More

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