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DUMPSTER DIVER'S MUSIC UNION

Scavengers unite! We want to know what unusual trash you've used to build instruments. Post your trash-to-treasure creations. Follow up on Dumpster Diver contests.

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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

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Comment by Paul Craig on October 6, 2016 at 3:53pm

One of my neighbors threw a leaf rake away, the kind that has the thin tines. Looks like I'll be testing the Uke Echo Device soon.

Comment by Paul Craig on August 29, 2016 at 3:00pm

That turned out very nice.

Comment by Fomhorach on August 29, 2016 at 1:07pm

Now it works.. Damn the internet!!

\uap>OK so I found that little child's guitar.. Popped an old sprayed black ( but scratched and chipped ) dog bowl Into it, brass hinge and cupboard door handle. That's it. 

\uap>From an old dead toy into a dogbowl ukulele in less than two hours.

\uap>A gift for an old guitarist to beat on. I might decorate it a bit but it's fine as it is.

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Comment by Fomhorach on August 29, 2016 at 12:56pm

I'll just post them in the photos section

Comment by Fomhorach on August 29, 2016 at 12:55pm

Why is it that half the time it gives the opportunity to post a photo in here only half the time or once in a blue moon?

Comment by Fomhorach on August 28, 2016 at 8:43pm

Too many cartoons way

Comment by Paul Craig on August 28, 2016 at 4:47pm

That'll work too. Haha

Comment by Fomhorach on August 28, 2016 at 4:21pm

Nope. I cut a large hole in the soundboard, drop a dogbowl in it, restruct the inside, change the nut for four string 10mm spacing. Should be about 13mm across the bowl, pop in a strat type bridge to sit on the bowl. (If I can get it to fit) drop a strat pup and piezo blend mixer into it...

Boom! Hybrid dog bowl concert Ukulele!

Comment by Paul Craig on August 28, 2016 at 3:40pm

That bridge has 2 little screws under the white dots. Take the screws out and use a large putty knife to finish removing the bridge from the top. Then glue and screw it back on and your done. That's what I had to do to one that I got for my Grandson.

Comment by Fomhorach on August 28, 2016 at 3:10pm

I plan to turn my pine bits into lapsteel type 2 stringed diddly bows for friends. But I need to figure out how to build little distorted amps from spare parts first.
I also want these things to be self contained and run from phone chargers, maybe I'm dreaming but they would make great birthday/Christmas presents.

I live in hope

 

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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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