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Tin Can Alley (tin builds)

Group dedicated to instruments made from cookie tins, bean cans, biscuit tins, gas cans, metal lunch boxes..... come help us build and play them!

Members: 75
Latest Activity: Jul 16

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Aluminum bottle 3 string/ how to weld aluminum to inox

Started by Mario Poggio. Last reply by Mario Poggio Jan 10. 19 Replies

Obviously with a trick.  Look at the photos, you will see the aluminum and the stainless steel bowl. It's easy, I will wrap around the hole a copper foil (the same used in stained glass) and the same…Continue

1926 Cigar Tin

Started by G.S. Monroe. Last reply by Gary T Nordby Dec 15, 2013. 4 Replies

This afternoon I found a rare treasure in a yard sale. A very old Cigar Tin with a New Jersey tax stamp dated 1926. I have mixed feeling about using it to make a vintage CBG, but I definitely want to…Continue

tin guits strings?

Started by calim. Last reply by Eugene Knapik Feb 3, 2013. 3 Replies

hi clubhouse,just a detail, but i wonder what kind of strings is usually use for tin builds?i put some bluegrass reso strings on a biscuit tin i've built ;i'm really satisfy when amplify ,but it not…Continue

Tags: strings, guitar, tin

resso cone

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Tom Petry Sep 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Morning folks,I have been wondering as most dobros are metal would it be an advantage to fit a resonater cone to a cookie tin as I have an Old Lowes cone and cover plate or would I be just wasting it…Continue

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Comment by Kevin Nyberg on May 7, 2014 at 8:31pm

Hi all...just made my first oilcan guitar from a gallon paint thinner can.  My neighbor Taze Bennett provided a lot of the inspiration.  New to the site and uploaded a gallery of some pics from the build here.  http://handmademusicclubhouse.com/photo/albums/the-blues-can

Comment by james taze bennett on March 5, 2014 at 8:11pm

Thanks man . It has a nice bango ring to it all so.

Comment by Gary T Nordby on March 5, 2014 at 7:55pm

That looks great I really like the peg head nice design

Comment by james taze bennett on March 4, 2014 at 9:01pm

Comment by james taze bennett on March 4, 2014 at 9:00pm

Hello all. Just finished mt 5 string frettless army mess kit canjo

Comment by james taze bennett on February 9, 2014 at 8:45pm

Nice work. Bet it has a cool sound.

Comment by Gary T Nordby on February 9, 2014 at 8:22pm

did some experimenting with a cookie tin made a surprising loud acustic mandolin :)

Comment by Willardj on February 8, 2014 at 9:12pm

ted,,,,taze,,,,,lookin good

Comment by james taze bennett on February 8, 2014 at 9:06pm

Sounds good Ted. Very metalic tone.

Comment by Ted Crocker on February 8, 2014 at 8:19pm

Pretty cool James.  How do the mics sound?

Here's a simple diddley bow I made from a Boy Scout mess kit

 

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