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Lonman's Regal 200

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Apr 27, 2018. 4 Replies

Here is the Regal. After I repaired the cracks, I felt the finish on the top needed sanded to help hide the repair and new finish. I sanded off the painted white border that was around the hole and…Continue

rebuild neck question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lonman Apr 8, 2012. 9 Replies

Pics of an acoustic that the peg head broke years back so I stripped off the fretboard, strap nuts, and tuners. Now I am thinking of doing something with the body and I would like to either graft a…Continue

new chat room screen

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lonman Jan 15, 2012. 6 Replies

does anyone like the new chat screen format? I do not because when navigating within the Nation, the 2 little windows are on my bottom corner and seem to slow my computer down. When I am on the…Continue

Ben Prestage in Springfield, Il.

Started this discussion. Last reply by eric stockon Nov 10, 2011. 5 Replies

Thought I would post that Ben Prestage is playing at The Alamo here in Springfield, Illinois on Monday Aug 8. I had never heard of him or CBG's this time last year, so after reading and building and…Continue

 

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Lonman commented on Poorness Studios's photo
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Drawing Drunk

"real nice Dave. Love seeing your work"
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Headstock

"nice idea with the headstock"
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New built, August 2019

"good deal. I like the clean color and look. what is the screen for?"
Aug 11
Lonman replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Files for nut slots?
"harbor freight also has the fuel jet files. I use them as well"
Jul 28
Lonman commented on Sean Murphy's blog post Getting ready for next build
"nice. will keep my eyes out for updates"
Jul 27
Lonman replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"thanks Paul for the tip"
Jul 27
Lonman replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Files for nut slots?
"I have feel gauges that I used a Dremel cutting wheel to cut small notches spaced very close to each other, thus making various slotting files for many string gauges. check this video out:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CslelQBTwP0"
Jul 27
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RTL TinBG Collection1

"like 'em all, especially the boom box.  "
Jul 22
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RTL Tinbox Batman Head stock rear view

"Holey Headstock! Nice job.  I did not think of that on the batman tool tin 3 string I made recently.  "
Jul 22
Lonman replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"thanks for the tips Kigar. Looking forward to giving it a try"
Jul 22
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54 Illinois LP Fretless Reso

"Awesome! I am working on an Illinois build myself. I too thought about that for my headstock. I am passing it up though for another idea.  Check the pic out on "what's on your workbench" thread. "
Jul 21
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"BB" has a Sister

"2 X the fun!  Liking them"
Jul 20
Lonman commented on Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson's photo
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The Sister 2

"nice, I like how you did the soundhole. Cool idea"
Jul 20
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The Sister 2

"nice, I like how you did the soundhole on the top. It is a soundhole isn't it?"
Jul 20
Lonman replied to gordon barnes's discussion Large unadorned , square corners, silverware box, free
"I remember this one Paul. really liked the paint on this and the fretdots. "
Jul 20

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At 11:45pm on April 5, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

You have some great builds Lonman. Love those cases too. Been looking at your slide show.

At 11:37pm on April 5, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Glad to be a friend Lonman. Thanks for asking. .. Dave

At 3:52pm on May 3, 2017, Rock-Schorsch said…
Hello Lonman, since you do well to use no chipwood. Plywood boards (I do not know the word for it) are much more stable and lighter. They are available in our birch beech poplar and maple. I had chosen birch. Yours Schorsch
At 11:06am on April 30, 2017, Rock-Schorsch said…

Hi Lonman, sorry iforgot it because I was in hurry. Look at my side, I added two pics of the case. Greetings

At 9:29am on February 19, 2017, Janos BoogieMan CBGs said…

Thank you for your compliment! Yeah, can't miss the 12th fret, it's for sure! :))

At 9:33pm on May 24, 2012, darren brown said…

thanks lonman ,the chess board build you did there is very cool .

At 12:55pm on April 3, 2012, Dr. Dave said…

I saw your question about techniques for photos.  I've had good luck with water slide paper.  This essentially lets you make a decal.  You find your image, maybe edit the photo, then print onto the water slide paper.  It comes in both laser and ink jet varieties.  You then spray it with clear acrylic.  When it's dry, soak the paper in water briefly, then slide the picture  off the backing onto the box.

I made a uke this way.

At 1:10am on March 20, 2012, JUJU said…

Cheers mate for your comments on the truss rod cover and jack socket - i was given a bit of pearloid sheet - but i would not know where to buy it from - it's propper use was for a new outer skin on a drum kit - i guess you could try a music store but it may be cheaper to buy a Stratocaster pearloid scratch plate and use that to make your parts from - other than that try ebay

At 4:51pm on November 27, 2011, Uncle John said…

Thanks for your kind comments also.  Yup, the builds can accumulate.  But, you know, I truly enjoy about half a dozen on a frequent basis and a half dozen more on an occasional basis.  I did sell 2 the last too weeks (and too cheaply, but I had my fun.)  And I just finished a quickie build out of scraps that is spoken for - and I hate to let it go. 

At 4:39pm on November 26, 2011, Uncle John said…

You are finding some cool boxes and building some good looking builds.  Good on ya.

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Punch + Pool cue

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 6:39pm 2 Comments

No parts ordered, so started yet another build from parts on hand- black punch box, pool cue, will be 3 string, fretless. somewhere in the 22-24" scale. Pool cue was interesting. Never put much thought of what type of wood the dark part of the handle is until I cut into it.  Still hard for me to tell, but it looks pretty, not walnut though. White part appears maple. Will use walnut for a nut, not sure what for a bridge. piezo pick up. Will not go thru n thru. Missed by about 1.5 inches. Pics…

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