Is there something common that could be employed for a drum skin or banjo face?

My near empty dogfood bag was noisy the other day when I moved it...  I'll try it when I can figger an ez method to tension it over a hoop.

I suppose tyvek would be too soft???

Any ideas???

:-)

Tnx

rc

Views: 252

Replies to This Discussion

Hi
See my meica roses pot banjo
For ideas
Meica works.
Strong and thin and doesn't need tentioning.

This guy uses mailing tape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97EfvhFgRBY

This guy uses a plastic drink bottle: http://www.homemadebanjo.org.uk/

 

Hey, Bug -- I couln't find anything about Meica; can you give us a little more info? As for Tyvek, I think it might be worth a try. Seems like it might be able to be glued around a round hoop or banjo pot fairly easily. Getting it tight enough might be tricky, though. I know that faux-calfskin drum and banjo heads are made with Tyvek glued to Mylar...

Thanks bug!

I went to your link and the meica roses pot funnel sounds GREAT!

Probably even better than I was hoping for.

....bbbut what IS this 'meica' stuff????

and where would I get some?

Is it something on the back shelf in a flower shoppe?

( I can hold up the fence pretty well but I ain't real smart !  :-)  )

Best

rc

I discovered a new to me source!

A friend gave me the plastic domed container a pumpkin pie and a cake came in, from the market.

I'll cut out disks from them, fasten to a frame with epoxy, then try the heat method to tighten it up.

I'll post pics when I get back to that project!

rc

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Discussion Forum

Nails for frets?

Started by Mike. Last reply by Alan Robinson Aug 1, 2017. 8 Replies

Flea market finds

Started by Mike Jul 24, 2017. 0 Replies

Not just a lolly stick

Started by Wade Jan 2, 2015. 0 Replies

Save that box screw up!

Started by Wade. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Dec 4, 2014. 2 Replies

CB string height gauge

Started by Wade. Last reply by Wade Jul 9, 2014. 2 Replies

Recycled stuff

Started by Keith 66 Jun 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Free recycled Piezo pickups

Started by Wade. Last reply by Rob Brighton Jul 3, 2013. 19 Replies

Joining Lumber

Started by Where's Uranus?. Last reply by Mark Lindsay Jun 4, 2013. 8 Replies

Fretboard radius

Started by Wade. Last reply by rusty case Feb 11, 2013. 1 Reply

Free grounding foil

Started by Wade Feb 10, 2013. 0 Replies

Free Fret dot markers

Started by Wade. Last reply by Mark Lindsay Feb 3, 2013. 23 Replies

Recycled tonewood

Started by rusty case. Last reply by rusty case Nov 21, 2012. 13 Replies

Low $ substitute for banjo face?

Started by rusty case. Last reply by rusty case Nov 18, 2012. 6 Replies

Cheapo strings

Started by Karl G. Siewert. Last reply by rusty case Aug 27, 2012. 4 Replies

Hand saw.

Started by Wade. Last reply by rusty case Aug 27, 2012. 2 Replies

Tennis, anyone?

Started by Order99. Last reply by Order99 Aug 18, 2012. 4 Replies

1/2 Priced Nuts and Saddles

Started by Claude. Last reply by Order99 Apr 8, 2012. 10 Replies

Sources of bone for nuts/etc...

Started by BT Cohosh. Last reply by Karl G. Siewert Mar 15, 2012. 13 Replies

Cheap and easy bottle neck slide polisher

Started by Steve Becker. Last reply by Jeff Powers Jan 29, 2012. 7 Replies

Tuner preference

Started by Earl William Birth III. Last reply by Wichita Sam Mar 25, 2011. 3 Replies

Latest Activity

Clarky commented on Clarky's video
Thumbnail

I Cry Alone - The Black Keys Cover

"Thanks Derek, say hello to them next time you are there :D"
20 minutes ago
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked Uncle Gus's video
2 hours ago
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked Andries D. EKER's video
3 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Carry my Heavy Load A. D. Eker 2019

"Masterful pickinAndries. God blues. Good voice. Cool guitar."
6 hours ago
Dave Lynas liked Andries D. EKER's video
6 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Uncle Gus's video
Thumbnail

Cigar Box Guitar and Looper: Blues Item

"Excellent Gus! Great blending. I could use some blend lessons."
6 hours ago
Dave Lynas liked Uncle Gus's video
6 hours ago
darryl kernaghan replied to micky rooney's discussion aluminium bobbins
"Francois, they are remarkably simple to make in the basic form, but need a low to high impedance in…"
6 hours ago
Dave Lynas posted a video

Ice Out

Island Lake Ice out. Spring 2019. 2x12 Banjo, Robert’s Royals CBG, Jersey Cream Diddle Fiddle, Ludwig Hand Drum. By Dave Lynas
6 hours ago
Uncle Gus posted a video

Cigar Box Guitar and Looper: Blues Item

I played some blues on a cigar box guitar, bass and ruined acoustic guitar (for percussion).
6 hours ago
Tim Pannabecker replied to Larry Barber's discussion Bolt on necks. Pros and cons.
"Moritz, I too, like the neck on the box top.  The sound is loader and richer.  Do you…"
7 hours ago
Will "KOOLDOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Will "KOOLDOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Springs in an acoustic cbg in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks, I went to "DOLLAR GENERAL" and bought a kids "echo Mic" and pulled the…"
7 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->