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** VOTE HERE 'Garage Challenge'


** VOTE HERE 'Garage Challenge'

* Congratulations Pete Regen *

              Winner of the

    2013 'Garage Challenge'

Voting ended Midnight Tuesday 1/21/14

*See poll results below, See entries below poll

See more photos, videos and descriptions here.

Thanks to everyone who submitted!

Members: 71
Latest Activity: Mar 4, 2014



Pete Regan/Nothin' But Wrench

Pete Regan/ Trek Mountain

PJ Pilkington/Gourd 3 String

Bill Turner/Wunkeyworks Resonator

Seppo O. Valjakka/Trout Fishing Net Dulcimer

Ted Crocker/Boss 302

G.S. Monroe/Relic Canjo

Dukes Brothers/Washtub Bass

Janne Nieminen/Hobo 63

Adam Kovarik/Ampol Tin Can Guitar

Norbert Kochhan/Edelbrock air cleaner 3 string

Adam Kovarik/Morrinator, Hub Cap Guitar

Tom Petry/Steam

Adam Kovarik/The Thunderbox, Pootar

Porch Swing Guitars/Electric Cigar Tin

Bill Turner/The Foundling #1

Adam Kovarik/The Kelvinator, Suitcase Double Bass

Adam Kovarik/Handsaw Blues Machine

c# merle/Cajon Skiffle Drum

Bairfoot Cajun/Fuel Can Guitar

Bjørn Houdorf/Water barrel bass

darryl.kernaghan/Vacuum Cleaner 3 String

Simon Stanbridge/Ukulele Box Bass

Simon Stanbridge/Resonator Bukey. "Wok around the Clock"

Dylan "Ragpicker Allen" Franklin/Fryin Bo

Buddah/3 String acoustic CBG Crutch

Gary T Nordby/10 string, fanned fret mandocello

Doug Henderson/Whitman's Canjo

Gary T Nordby/Cake panjo

calim/The Gardener- plant tub lap steel

Piht Bull/The HoBow

rob rundquist/Heavy Metal


Comment Wall

Comment by j johnston on January 5, 2014 at 6:13am

I thoroughly enjoyed looking over these Ho' Made Masterpieces....great fun !  The amount of ingenuity, workmanship and in lots of cases pure Artistic Genius evident on these builds, is nothing short of phenomenal. Good Luck to all participants...this was a tough call to make.

After spending a great deal of time carefully looking over each entrant, and judging them all on the same criteria which included the Artistic, Practical and Functional nature of each one, (as best I could without actually hearing or doing a closer examination),  I cast my ballot for Simon Stanbridge's Resonator Bukey, "Wok Around the Clock." Thank you for this...it was a real treat. Best wishes for you and yours this New Year.

                                               Yur Pal and Mine,


Comment by Jack Edgar on January 5, 2014 at 6:56am

So much bad weather here in the UK I didn't get near the garage or my shed. I am really glad I didn't get to make anything as the entries are exceptional. Well done to everyone. 

Comment by Scott Schwartz on January 5, 2014 at 7:21am

First of all, I want to thank Mr. Crocker for this site. All the builds were great. I'm sorry but I can't make a decision to save my soul. Thank all of you for your time and hard work. You do good work and are an inspiration to the rest of us.

Comment by Dena Lee on January 5, 2014 at 7:35am
Wow. These are great. It was difficult to choose. Thanks for the challenge, Ted. Maybe I will submit something in the Spring challenge.
Comment by mark andrew hiley on January 5, 2014 at 9:16am

yeah, wow!!!!!!!!!! all of them look amazing, wish i could pick em all up and play with them, but my faovorite looking one was the wok around the clock, i bet that sounds lovely, c yall.

Comment by PJ Pilkington on January 5, 2014 at 9:17am

This was so hard to vote on!  They were all wonderful and show how ingenious everyone can be.   I think your all crazy. LOL  I would never have imagined such things until I joined this forum.  Now my head spins all the time. Way to go guys!!


Comment by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner on January 5, 2014 at 10:41am

I agree hard to pick one. Great builds & very creative. You're all winners in my book!

Comment by Mario Poggio on January 5, 2014 at 12:10pm

almost impossible to vote one.  Next time better to have categories ?  Full acoustic, acoustic/electric, steampunk, straight cbg, bass etc. etc.  I like the elegance of the gourd, I can't imagine how difficult to insert the neck into it with a so high degree of precision.

Comment by Piht Bull on January 5, 2014 at 1:05pm

Man these are all killer builds .  Would be cool to do a "down on tha farm" challenge for spring . What do you guys think ? 

Comment by John Alloway on January 5, 2014 at 1:36pm

To everyone who entered fabulous job. As you know I'm just Ted's friend and I might have some good ideas, But a builder NEVER. So I can't take anything away from your entry's. But when Ted brought the idea up to me I assumed I would see more car parts and tools based on what direction he was telling me. Maybe in the future there needs to be more guidelines on actual theme of builds, where everyone  is building with cans or boxes or bottles??? Just a thought


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