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Laminating Tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Oct 2, 2018. 1 Reply

I recently discovered some of the shops that sell cigars have scraps of thin veneer that comes in the Oliva cigar boxes.  Cigar smokers use them to light their cigars avoiding a chemical taste.  I…Continue

Neck Width

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Jul 28, 2018. 5 Replies

On my 13th build and wondering why I  keep building 1&1/2 inch width necks for my 3-stringers.  I would rather narrow them at least a quarter inch.  Without any reinforcement would a more narrow…Continue

Banjo rings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Sep 6, 2017. 12 Replies

Ikea has some nice 10 inch walnut bowls with flat sides.  A little pricy at $20 but they are probably tall enough to make two banjos if cut in half.  Made with 1/4 inch plywood but very sturdy and…Continue

Nuts and Bridges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 9, 2017. 8 Replies

I finished my first build and it sounds and plays great.  I used threaded rod for the nut and bridge but decided to change them out with something nicer.  Made new nut and bridge with 1/8 brass rod…Continue

 

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Pine8pple Ukulele

"You make it all look so easy but I know better.  Great design and it sounds great.  You are a master builder!"
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Waiting For The Federals on Pineapple Glace Mandolin

"Great find on the box.  Your builds and playing are exceptional as usual Jim and inspiring to novices like me.   I still like to go back to some of your YouTube videos and watch them.  Thanks."
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Suzanne

"Very nice. If there is a genre between bluegrass, folk and country this must be it. Love the mix!"
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Building a Solid Body Baritone Ukulele

"Awesome job Daniel. Thanks for sharing the building of your uke.  "
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"The trouble with using hot glue is when the music is too hot to handle.  It melts the glue!"
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"looks nice.  like Darryl I'm trying to get the hang of doing one from scratch.  Bought a couple of cheapo 3W amps and put the parts in a cigar box but sure would like to learn to make one from parts."
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"Maddog and Uncle John, Thank you for your nice comments."
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Build#18-1

"Very nice Bob!"
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"Nice head stock. "
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Build#18-1

"Hope it goes for a good price, Bob. Nice build and blessings on yer."
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Rainy Day CBG

"The sound is really great and the plunkin is pretty good too.    The paint with the flames really does justice to the Tin Pan Alley.  Good job!"
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I love the blues! You can design and build it yourself. Also, great hobby to teach grandkids.

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Easy song on three string recommendation

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 3:23pm 3 Comments

Trying to find an easy song for my grandson to learn on his six string I suggested Stars On The Water by Rodney Crowell because it has only two chords and a great tempo.   I'm a newbie trying to learn songs on the three string so I gave it a shot.  Open G and e-minor.  Very easy and now I don't want to play it on my six string anymore.

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