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Mike S commented on Lapsteel washboard's video

Winnipeg Wally 16

"Sweet job, fully authentic!"
Mar 6
Mike S replied to Randy Tipton's discussion New to this & excited about it! (Intro)
"I made my first one not knowing if it would work and no idea how to play it anyhow except that seasick Steve had a sound I just had to have! Day before yesterday number 100 came off my bench and yesterday I sold it at my weekly stall....addictive…"
Mar 3
Mike S replied to William C. Shoemaker's discussion What is the best string spacing at the nut for a four stringer?
"I go at it the other way, set your outermost strings then divvy up the remainder. Once that is in the bag, figuring bridge spacing is a straight compare job. Yeah the spacings vary a little but since I bulk precut necks anyhow, it seems to work out…"
Jan 20
Mike S commented on moedecker's video

On the Porch

"lol, I can dig it :-)"
Sep 8, 2016
Mike S replied to Ralph Jenkins's discussion Hello in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Hi Ralph, greetings from New Zealand.  I mainly use recycled bed heads for necks, They are a great source of mahogany, english oak and a couple of others endemic to nz you probably don't have.  just (if you have one) set your table…"
Aug 14, 2016
Mike S joined Ted Crocker's group

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Aug 14, 2016
Mike S replied to marty correll's discussion Cbg stickers
"Not quite the same, but I was given a custom made hot brand to mark my work, then free hand the sequential number after it with a poker. 94 is on the bench right now, my first twin neck. Lacking that, how about just leaving one on the gun rack?"
Aug 14, 2016
Mike S left a comment for Michael Dryden
"Welcome aboard, you've washed up in an interesting place:-)"
Jul 31, 2016
Mike S commented on Lane Martin's photo

Soprano CBU

"Nice old school build!"
Jan 22, 2016
Mike S commented on Del Puckett's video

Del Puckett Cigar Box Build Number 5

"Sweet! My #5 build wasn't half so good. Rock on! I don't use finger boards either. Makes a much easier build."
Jan 22, 2016
Mike S posted a photo

Bamboo Xaphoon

I've always wanted a Xaphoon but was too cheap to just buy one, so a cheap clarinet mouthpiece with a good reed (#1 1/2) a piece of nice thick bamboo and this picture later......still a work in progress but I'm getting there.
Dec 23, 2015
Gustavo Casado commented on Mike S's video

Gasper Nkhata

"Excelent!.  Good sound, good rythm and a great voice."
Sep 23, 2015
Mike S posted a video

Gasper Nkhata bay - Medel.m4v

Gaspers one man band Nkhata bay Malawi
Jun 29, 2015
Mike S commented on Tim LaFave's photo
Jun 27, 2015
Ted Crocker commented on Mike S's photo

Ned #84

"A beauty, real cool Mike!"
Jun 24, 2015
Mike S posted a photo

Ned #84

just finished and plays nicely! Kiwiana tin, no name humbucker pup, mahogany neck, beef bone nut, aluminum bridge, plays nicely
Jun 24, 2015

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Just out cruzin'.....
What instruments are you building or playing?
Build 1 and 3 strings to order or as the spirit moves me

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At 10:12am on April 10, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

At 3:12am on April 10, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

At 5:45am on April 11, 2014, darryl.kernaghan said…

have a good one Mike

At 1:29am on April 10, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

At 8:17pm on February 13, 2014, Charles W. (Charlie) Brown said…

At 5:11pm on July 28, 2013, Charles W. (Charlie) Brown said…

At 2:03pm on April 26, 2013, Charles W. (Charlie) Brown said…

You asked for pix of my current build, I just posted a few.



Happy Birthday.

At 10:18pm on April 10, 2013, Ted Hartman said…

Sounds like a Great time.!!!

At 12:34am on April 10, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

At 8:20pm on March 13, 2013, Charles W. (Charlie) Brown said…


Great book by Clubhouse Member David Sutton

Great book by Clubhouse Member Mike Orr

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