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September 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Lap Steel Build

always wanted to try a lap steel guitar and finally got a nice piece of 3 1/3 by 2 1/2 iroko.

so, here goes



decided on an 8 string setup. first to route out the basic shape

always take extra care when using a router - too many 3 fingered carpenters around already :)



still to decide on the tuners,… Continue

Added by c# merle on September 29, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

the "reaper"

starting a totally different cbg.
I'm trying to build the "reaper"
An old Coffin shaped guitar. 3 string.
Wish me luck :).
starting on the lid tonight

the Picture I will be using on the lid.

Added by Rick "rocket" Moore on September 15, 2010 at 2:00am — 6 Comments

15 minuites of fame

My back porch mojo just got its 3rd newspaper story in a month!! Woo Hoo!! here is the link to the latest one..


thanks for looking!!

Added by Darren "Big Daddy" Dukes on September 13, 2010 at 7:42pm — 2 Comments

Our friend Robin Rogers - Needs your prayers.

This news was in my email this morning. Robin is always very nice to me and always willing to sign guitars or pose for pictures. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with her in Memphis this past May for the Blues Music Awards. She is very talented and kind hearted. Please keep her in your prayers.

This sad news comes from Steve Hecht at Piedmont Talent. Robin Rogers who has been in the hospital over the last 2 weeks with a severe liver…

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Added by Shane Hopkins on September 11, 2010 at 1:24pm — 15 Comments

Veneer Build

So, iv'e got some 5mm plywood and a length of oak - time to go to work!



Most cigarboxes are just cheap ply boxes covered in paper, so i knocked up a straight forward 9x10 box and cut some sound holes.



Then i start thinking how plain it looks. not really wanting to slap labels on it (nothing wrong with that),

i thought... how about some veneer!



  1. After some searching on ebay, found this- Kevasinga 0.5mm thick 10x15 and…
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Added by c# merle on September 8, 2010 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Hope Chest, a newbie's first build

On Ted's suggestion, I'm blogging to document my first build. Fair warning, I don't know what I am doing so I am just figuring it out as I go and gleaming information wherever I can. This first photo is one some of you have seen before, and then I will bring you up to date as to what I've done so far.

This first build is pretty much just for practice because I have the tendency…

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Added by Nancy Barnes on September 7, 2010 at 9:26pm — 19 Comments

long bridge





This is how i been making my last three or four bridges..
its a bit different from Tinys and Teds and Randys kinda ones, maybe useful for u if u got a bit of a neck angle and some height in there.. Ur all very welcome to use, improve etc on my ideas


my recent experiments indicate that a taller bridge gives me more volume, and spreading the feet further apart seems to as well..…


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Added by The Phrygian Kid on September 2, 2010 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

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