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saved from landfill

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Ron Lutz Mar 14, 2017. 10 Replies

I'm suprized at the lack of activity in here. I thought this would be one of the busiest groups. So anyway, my latest build is from wood saved from the trash trucks grip. Over 100 yr old black…Continue

Plumbing Parts

Started by David E Bowen. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 3 Replies

I seriously thought that this would be a more active group. After all there is so much "treasure" thrown out everyday! Anyway I recently found boxes of old brass plumbing fixtures in a storage unit I…Continue

Mini washboard pick guard?

Started by Bear Peterson. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 2 Replies

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dog walk treasure hunts

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Dianne Woods Dec 8, 2010. 4 Replies

I find some of the best stuff while out walking the dogs. Here are pics from this morning. 10 heart shaped ring drawer pulls. Nice and strong. Antique looking hammered finish. You'll be seeing these…Continue

Tags: tailpiece, mounts, strap

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Comment by Jérôme B on January 24, 2019 at 10:55am

Sorry for the bad translation ...
Personalbox want to announced a crowdfunding campaign for his first cigar box guitar album, "Blue ROAD" From france 
if you want to see more information you can see the campaign at

https://fr.ulule.com/personalbox-album/

for example You can order the digital album for 10€, for 20€ you will have the physical album.

PersonalBox exist since 2013 ... on the basis of an instrument manufacturing workshop from recycled everyday objects.
Since that date we are constantly evolving to make cigarboxGuitar, stompbox, or battery from a dryer ...
we are therefore an eco-friendly group, against the planned obsolescence, all this by playing a Trash-blues or Dirty Blues Rock ... provided that groove! ...

Comment by Paul Craig on December 16, 2018 at 12:35pm

One of the rackets is wood and one is metal, so there will be a reso racket build using a turntable platter for the cone.

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on December 15, 2018 at 7:35pm

Love them tennis and badminton rackets, fun builds! -Glenn

Comment by Paul Craig on December 15, 2018 at 6:13pm

I found a few things on the curbside. A couple tennis rackets for future builds and a guitar stand.

Comment by Paul Craig on September 2, 2017 at 2:52pm

Scored again. Saw a BBQ Grill by the curb. Knocked on their door to make sure they were indeed trowing it away. They said yes and asked if I was interested in a 3-wheeler. Why sure, I said. they took me around to the back yard and there was a old Honda 3-wheeler minus the engine and seat.

The guy helped me put the grill and 3-wheeler in my truck. Then he asked me if I wanted a topper for my truck(Ford Ranger). He had one in the back that needed painting. So now I have a 3-wheeler and a topper for my truck.

The 3-wheeler has a locked up rear end. Will list it for sale and scrap it if it doesn't sell. Topper's going on the truck.

Comment by Paul Craig on July 2, 2017 at 5:19pm

Got a few movies on DVD and a License Plate for a future LPG build.

Comment by Ken Vickerson on April 11, 2017 at 4:49pm
That looks like a solid work surface, even has brakes...nicely scoped and scooped. Thanks for the tips on the reverb springs, I may open up my new box for an install.
Comment by Paul Craig on April 11, 2017 at 2:44pm

Here's a quick pic of the worktable just before the downpour.

Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2017 at 6:49pm

I built a acoustic CBG and put 2 springs in it for natural reveb and it worked well. I connected them just under the bridge and ran them to the neck area.

Comment by Ken Vickerson on April 10, 2017 at 6:46pm
Let me know how the spring reverb works I was considering putting one in my latest 4 string but was discouraged after reading some posts. I use mostly piezo pups and have an amp with a lot of effects but I thought a spring reverb would be a cool thing.
 

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saved from landfill

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Ron Lutz Mar 14, 2017. 10 Replies

Plumbing Parts

Started by David E Bowen. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 3 Replies

Mini washboard pick guard?

Started by Bear Peterson. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 2 Replies

dog walk treasure hunts

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Dianne Woods Dec 8, 2010. 4 Replies

Started new job and payed off first night

Started by Shawn. Last reply by Dirty Dan Peel Nov 1, 2010. 3 Replies

dumpster divin.

Started by mike anderson Blues Box Guitars Jan 3, 2010. 0 Replies

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