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April 2011 Blog Posts (6)

What did YOU do this weekend?

It all started on Thursday night.

 

I'd corralled a couple of friends into coming to see Hillstomp, from Portland OR.  Those boys flat out kill it!  Henry playing the banjo, guitars and cigar box guitar, John playing the "drum" set (which is cobbled together from old radiator parts, plastic buckets, maybe a legit drum or two, and a shitload of duct tape).

 

Got to talking about 2 man bands, and the possibility of my two-man band opening for them.  So, we'll see…

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Added by Nathan King on April 25, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Homemade Wooden Scraper Plane

Read about at my blog Sleepydog Woodshop

Added by Joe Ledington on April 18, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Building the Les Paul Jr style

I had a Downunder 4 pole pup and Panama Red bridge all wired up by Ted Crocker and some pretty maple laminate and plywood laying around........ So I…

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Added by Richard Stark on April 13, 2011 at 5:57am — 2 Comments

'Maker's Mark' CBG and 'Bad Acid' Monster Amp

I delivered a commissioned six-string CBG and a Monster Amp today.  To avoid duplicating information on my site and others, if you're interested, go to my site http://totalrojoguitars.blogspot.com for information and a tour.

Added by Jess on April 12, 2011 at 8:46pm — 6 Comments

Cigar Box Fiddle, Progress Report #1

I had a block of black walnut all glued up from more than a year ago when I tried the first fiddle.  Armed with that experience, some time to contemplate and a really cool box I've been saving, we begin.  All the parts were at hand and the tape measure was there, and next thing I new I'd sketched out a template for the neck, with a super-simplified scroll.  I've got these really beautiful geared tuners made just for a fiddle.  And since the lid is warping and quite darkened, I'll likely use…

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Added by Diane in Chicago on April 10, 2011 at 10:38am — 5 Comments

Electric Bouzouki build

Today I started on a commission build- A solid body Bouzouki.

 

The body is African Mahogany, Quilted Maple top, African Mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard.

 

Today I got the body joined, and the neck cut out. I'll have more pictures very soon!

 

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Added by Diamondback Guitar Shop on April 10, 2011 at 12:16am — 6 Comments

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