Day 3 of my holiday and I made a couple more Elephant Tin Canjo's. Took bloody ages to drink all the tea out of these 3 tins, most of it Earl Grey. I'm rather proud of these, only took 2 hours to put…Continue
2nd day of holiday, decided to experiment with my next build. as a result of the 4ft broom handles that I got sent by mistake, I end up with a lot of short end pieces which I can't use, so I decided…Continue
I'm off work for a couple weeks and I got a lot to build. Todays build is a Diddley Bass made using a Johnnie Walker Whiskey Tin a long piece of pine and bass parts.I'm loving this thing already, it…Continue
"clean is not an option as I am quite exposed to the elements and my neatness is reserved for storage only, my work area is entirely covered in dirt and stones, there is no neatness there, I have lost many a 1mm machine head screw beneath my feet."
"I do not have a workshop, everything I have built in the last 3 years has been made on a small folding bench and a side table which holds all the parts and my cup of wine. all my tools are in a neat stack in a corner of a storage garage."
"thems is some weird builds and I love them. I see you go for the neck on the box and can method instead of inside. I haven't tried on the box with canjos yet do you find it affects the sound of them opposed to inside the box builds?"
"Hey all. Im very new to building instruments, I've been messing around in my living room on the weekends for the last few months making toys. Forst thing i made was a walking stick with a diddley bow stuck onto it. Next was this dulcimer for…"
"that's a very interesting collection, I like it. the middle black box with the additional length of wood, is that meant to be an upright bass-esque design. And what is the small yellow box on the right, never seen a build so…"
"Hi, thanks for the comment Paul and JP, I have other collections I could show but I I might get called a hoarder not a collector.
Like, every violin, cello and bass bridges I have replace possibly over 50
Many of the sets of old frets I have…"