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Dead first fret A string on banjo??? Help please

Started by Greg Bement. Last reply by Greg Bement Sep 3, 2014. 2 Replies

Morning All,Trying to put the finishing touches on my banjo and in tuning I found that the first three frets on the A string (4 sting tenor banjo) were dead. After raining the bride i got rid of the…Continue

hand miter saws

Started by jeff weins Jun 6, 2012. 0 Replies

I like hand tools. After spending the majority of my working life (23 yrs) as a mechanic in a noisy factory (plant closed in 2007 at the start of the recession, now working as a baker much better). I…Continue

Do Long-Stemmed Tuners Exist???

Started by Jim Kasmir. Last reply by Jim Kasmir Nov 22, 2011. 7 Replies

     I've been having a problem.  I like to use wood that is a bit more than 3/4" thick for my necks...but I just started making slanted headstocks as detailed in the new book by Mike Orr.  Problem…Continue

frames

Started by bairfoot cajun. Last reply by bairfoot cajun Jan 10, 2011. 4 Replies

i am adding a series of 3 pics showing one advantage of building yer own frames for cigar box guitars

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Comment by Greg Bement on January 6, 2015 at 7:57am

Incase anyone wants to make one of these things, only difference in rounded vs square  is length to tune  but sounds good.  Fun and easy to build, be great for kids.  easier to listen to the giving them a snare drum! LOL

Comment by Greg Bement on December 25, 2014 at 8:43pm

Anybody made a tank drum? If so can you tell me what the difference having rounded tongues vs square makes?

Comment by Harrison Withers on September 9, 2011 at 10:41pm
i gottaget me some of that simichrome... Awesome
Comment by bairfoot cajun on September 9, 2011 at 10:40pm
knew about the semichrome polish fer years but just recently learned about the attachment system from ted crocker in the last few years
Comment by bairfoot cajun on September 9, 2011 at 10:39pm
Comment by bairfoot cajun on September 9, 2011 at 10:37pm
polishing the 3 cones for the tri-cone build
Comment by bairfoot cajun on September 9, 2011 at 10:37pm
Comment by bairfoot cajun on August 13, 2011 at 4:14pm
third step--cut off the edge to the very bottom of the can cutting in the opposite direction of the relief cuts
Comment by bairfoot cajun on August 13, 2011 at 4:13pm
Comment by bairfoot cajun on August 13, 2011 at 4:11pm
second step make relief cuts at an angle on the edge you left on the bottom of the can
 

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