Tom Thunder
  • Male
  • El Dorado Hills, CA
  • United States
Share

Tom Thunder's Friends

  • Will King

Tom Thunder's Groups

Tom Thunder's Discussions

To fret or not to fret

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Dec 16, 2018. 2 Replies

I usually make my necks without any fret locators at all. I mark out the 3-5-7- & 12 on the edge of the neck and use a slide.  My question is can I just burn on the fret locations on the neck and…Continue

 

Tom Thunder's Page

Latest Activity

Tom Thunder commented on Daniel Walter's photo
Thumbnail

Headstock two

"That's really cool - I really like this idea.  How does it play/sound?"
12 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Tom Thunder's photo
yesterday
Uncle John commented on Tom Thunder's photo
Thumbnail

Nickels

"Nice git and cute bridge."
yesterday
Uncle John commented on Tom Thunder's photo
Thumbnail

Nicholson's Music Co

"I like your folk art."
yesterday
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked Tom Thunder's photo
yesterday
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked Tom Thunder's photo
yesterday
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked Tom Thunder's photo
yesterday
AGP # liked Tom Thunder's photo
Sunday
Bob Johnston commented on Tom Thunder's photo
Thumbnail

66 Thunderbird - Mother Road

"Very nice.  Lots of work went into this one and it shows.  Nice ride too.  Bet it's been up and down Hwy 49 a lot."
Sunday
Clint Spotts commented on Tom Thunder's photo
Thumbnail

66 Thunderbird - Mother Road

"Sa-weet! Beautiful craftsmanship."
Sunday
Clint Spotts liked Tom Thunder's photo
Sunday
Tom Thunder posted photos
Sunday
Uncle John commented on Tom Thunder's photo
Thumbnail

ZZ Ryder Motorcycle motif

"Nice gits and hats. I would like try a Grestch reso for a good test ride."
Sunday
Uncle John commented on Tom Thunder's photo
Thumbnail

Chrome bike chain as bridge

"As a bicyclist, I like that."
Sunday
Tom Thunder replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion PDF Download: Build a Super Tub Bass (improved upright gutbucket bass)
"Built by Tom Thunder - 'Tub Thumper' also added in a disc piezo"
Feb 10
Tom Thunder posted a status
"Ken - click on the ribbon above under FEATURES - scroll down the article list until you find the one "Build Super Tub" its a PDF"
Feb 10

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
online
How many instruments have you built so far?
13
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I like working with my tools, doing my own artwork, learning new ways to build, playing the instrument

Tom Thunder's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

  • No comments yet!

Tom Thunder's Blog

To Fret or Not To Fret

Posted on December 15, 2018 at 5:58am 4 Comments


Tom Thunder posted a discussion
To fret or not to fret
I usually make my necks without any fret locators at all. I mark out the 3-5-7- & 12 on the edge of the neck and use a slide. My question is can I just burn on the fret locations on the neck and not use actual fret wire. Will it play as if it did have wire frets for making chords

 
 
 

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

Forum

Help Tuning

Started by Joan Pace in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat on Sunday. 3 Replies

Lid thickness question.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Thursday. 9 Replies

Blog Posts

Indiana State Fair

Posted by Rick Tish on August 19, 2019 at 7:46pm 0 Comments

Buying in bulk

Posted by Rick Tish on August 17, 2019 at 6:31pm 0 Comments

Shellac

Posted by Rick Tish on August 15, 2019 at 7:08pm 0 Comments

first post

Posted by Rick Tish on August 14, 2019 at 8:23am 0 Comments

Latest Activity

Jim Morris commented on Jim Morris's video
Thumbnail

Summertime on Cigar Box Baritone Ukulele

"Thanks for the kind words  Mike!"
4 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Double Bass Blues

"Thanks you guys. I do like Chris Lion’s Guit Fiddle. It slides so nice both with fingers or…"
18 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Walkin Down the Blues

"Thanks John. It’s your Red Dog pickup that does it. :D)"
31 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Midnight on the Water and Grumpy Old Man

"Scrumptious AGP. I didn’t know you was a Scumpy Old Man..."
37 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Jim Morris's video
Thumbnail

Summertime on Cigar Box Baritone Ukulele

"You look in Summer mode Jim. Maybe we can stretch Summer somemore!"
39 minutes ago
Dave Lynas liked Jim Morris's video
41 minutes ago
Doug Krantz replied to Dave Barrett's discussion Some things I learned from my latest build
"#2 is correct, especially if you dont realize right away, that you are leaking red oozie stuff......"
48 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Fields of Green A. D. Eker 2019

"Hi there AGP# Glad you liked it ! (:^)"
57 minutes ago
AGP # liked Duane M's photo
1 hour ago
AGP # liked Jim Morris's photo
1 hour ago
Mike Willmouth liked Alex Blackhin's video
1 hour ago
Mike Willmouth commented on Jim Morris's video
Thumbnail

Summertime on Cigar Box Baritone Ukulele

"Smoooooooth!  Enjoyed the song, thanks for sharing Jim."
1 hour 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 -->