Barnes & Noble Bookstores all around the country are having a Mini Maker Faire in their stores this Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nov 6 thru 8. They have one hour presentations by any hobby group…Continue
We have scheduled the CBG meeting at the Strum Shop in Roseville, CA on Sunday, July 21st, from 1 to 4pm.We will have a guest speaker, Rand Moore from China, so review his page on CBN prior to the…Continue
The plans for the 2nd ever Sacramento Area CBG Get-together are coming together.We will have a show & tell for you to showoff your new CBG or CBU.Tommy Young (washtub bass) will give a class on…Continue
"Hi all of you in the Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Workshop.
We are scheduled to have our next meeting at Watermelon Music in Davis on Saturday May 25th at 1pm.
They have a separate performance area with a stage called "The Melon Ball"…"
I spent the morning fooling with the reso. Got it sounding a little louder now. The bridge I had was cut away in the middle and I decided that is exactly where the pressure should me max. So I replaced it with a solid one. I also temporarily clamped a wood block across the strings just behind the back of the reso to increase the bridge break angle. It didn't seem to make any difference in volume.
I have been thinking about your uke neck joint. I think it is much simpler and better than mine.
However, I don't have the technology to cut off the neck with a perfectly square cut. That is my first problem. I thought of a couple solutions. The first is to build a mitre box and make it very tight and accurate. I could even shim up the end of the neck while cutting to get a tiny amount of neck drop, if I wanted. The second would be to use the compound mitre saw at the tall ship whenever I want to make that cut. It is only a mile away and the saw is excellent with good sharp blade, etc. I could put a spacer behind the neck so the headstock would not interfere with the alignment in the saw.
The next problem would be drilling that hole for the hanger bolt perfectly straight. I see you have a tool for that. Maybe there is something like that around the tall ship tent.
Do you put any neck drop on your ukes? Do you think it is useful/necessary? I put a slight amount in and lose about half of it when I string it up.
Thanks for the comment. My father in law actually gave me the spittoon as a joke. When he found out I started building he thought he would be funny. He dropped it off one day and said "lets see you do something with this" smiled and walked off. 2 weeks later I showed up with the finished product and he was literately speechless. Made me smile.