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Recycling wood

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

Reading someone else's post inspired me to do a little recycling.  I had an old sawhorse that I wanted to get rid of.  The wood was so beat up, it was not worth selling.  So, I recycled it.  I am thinking of making a dulcimer and a dog bowl resonator.  We shall see.

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Fret-slotting jig

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

I am using a new fret-slotting jig I built based on a design from http://sixgunguitars.com/fret_slotting_jig.html

It uses a razor blade for a slot locator.  It works great!

I decided to build it after doing my first fretboard for a dulcimer stick.  It was hard to get the slots perfectly straight.  This little jig will be a real time saver.  And the quality of my fretting just went up!…


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Checkerboard guitars, CBGs, Banjos, and dulcimers.

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At 12:11pm on June 2, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Alan, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

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