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Another How to make a banjo (video)

Another video(click here)

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH

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How to make a banjo (video)

Another web surfing video I wanted to share! Banjo video(click here)

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH

6 on Sunday
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Routing question

I have routed a couple pup cavities with plexi route templates, and have noticed that the bit, even with it's bearing, is marring the edge…

Started by James Pobog

4 Nov 29
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Tuner screws (screwed)

Screwed up in a big way! Working on a CBG on my picnic table aka work bench when I knocked off my box of tuner parts(see where this is goin…

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH

20 Nov 29
Reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH

question about Variac use

Just got one for use with a fret burner. Since it is a power supply usable several ways, is it a viable idea to put a dimmer switch between…

Started by James Pobog

17 Nov 27
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Xmas presents.

I have 4 grandkids. My daughters kids are very young, but my sons' kids are boy 9, girl 11. Talked to the wife and she's on board with thi…

Started by James Pobog

9 Nov 26
Reply by BrianQ.

potential slide or nut material

Has anyone looked into using Tagua nut for slides or nuts, here`s a description,  Tagua nuts are small (roughly 2″ long) seeds from palm tr…

Started by Doug Krantz

4 Nov 25
Reply by Jerry Jordan

Understanding volume and tone control pots! Videos

Thought I share these videos on tone and volume pots. 1 (Click) 2 (Click)

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH

0 Nov 25

Aluminum Tailpiece good ground?

Just wondering if I can ground the pickup to my piece of aluminum tailpiece? Oh yes, if it's not a good ground I suppose I could ground the…

Started by Robbie

6 Nov 24
Reply by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson

Question about pre-amps

I got a pretty cool old Zenith tube Hi Fi radio with a switched RCA input that goes right to the amp. Labels say this thing is 50 watts.I h…

Started by James Pobog

21 Nov 23
Reply by Timothy Hunter

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