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November 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Tin bottom beating to resonator shape

The following is a picture of a tin beaten as described.

Added by bruce white on November 29, 2013 at 11:26pm — 3 Comments

SOME THOUGHTS ON BEATING TIN BOTTOMS TO A RESONATING SHAPE

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT BEATING TIN BOTTOMS TO A RESONATING SHAPE.

FIRSTLY BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Select a tin less than 10cms deep and at least 20cms wide. It is hard to move a hammer inside deep tins.…

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Added by bruce white on November 29, 2013 at 5:10am — 5 Comments

Tips On Building A Better Cigar Box Violin

For those new to cb fiddle building, permit me to share some hard-earned tips to get you started right.

1.   Getting Started:   If you want to build a full-size (4/4) violin, it is critical that you get the correct measurements for the string length from the nut to the bridge, and the height of the bridge must be the same as a real violin. Bear in mind that a violin has an arch top, which raises the bridge height. Your cigar box will have a flat top, so to compensate, you must angle…

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Added by Tim LaFave on November 19, 2013 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

Visiting Texas

Hi John

Thanks for making contact. Not sure when I will next be in USA but rest assured I will be in touch when I do. Good luck with your CBG building

Phil

Added by Phil Thomas on November 11, 2013 at 3:33am — No Comments

Chicago CBG Fest

To my local Clubhouse friends...As you mayknow Wunkywerks Guitars will be at its first event EVER this Saturday. This is an all day, family friendly, multi-genre INDOOR music festival. (WHEW!) There is a $10 cover for adults. I would love to see you there but I don't expect any of you to shell out $10 just to come say "Hi!" to…
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Added by Bill Turner on November 7, 2013 at 8:38am — No Comments

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