June 2015 Blog Posts (14)

Recycling wood.

Reading someone else's post inspired me to do a little recycling.  I had an old sawhorse that I wanted to get rid of.  The wood was so beat up, it was not worth selling.  So, I recycled it.  I am thinking of making a dulcimer and a dog bowl resonator.  We shall see.




Added by Alan Garrett on June 29, 2015 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

Fret-slotting jig

I am using a new fret-slotting jig I built based on a design from http://sixgunguitars.com/fret_slotting_jig.html

It uses a razor blade for a slot locator.  It works great!

I decided to build it after doing my first fretboard for a dulcimer stick.  It was hard to get the slots perfectly straight.  This little jig will be a real time saver.  And the quality of my fretting just went…


Added by Alan Garrett on June 26, 2015 at 7:04pm — 9 Comments

Link to my Stick Dulcimer User's Guide stored up on MediaFire

I have finally uploaded the current version of my Stick Dulcimer User's Guide up to a new account on MediaFire. I have the file set up to be shared via the following URL:


Here's the link you should be able to just click on to…


Added by Rand Moore on June 20, 2015 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

CBN Newsletter - June 18 - A New Look and Feel for Cigar Box Nation

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The big news this week is that Cigar Box Nation is getting a new look and feel!

You can…


Added by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker on June 18, 2015 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Animation CBG à La voie est libre le 20 sepetembre 2015

Dans le cadre de "la voie est libre" je pose ma tente et fait une animation autour de la CBG.

Il y aura quelques cbg un diddleybow et trois amplis, pour une jam permanente...

Tout le monde y sera bienvenu!


Added by Pascal on June 18, 2015 at 6:45am — No Comments

Open Mic #5 - The Struggle Continues

Some things in the universe are a mystery.

Last night's Open Mic at Caffe Lena with the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society came up on the calendar a week quicker than usual.  Normally, I have had a good idea of what three songs I will play by the time I get home from the previous month's performance.  For this month I had no idea what I was going to do.  I try to bring something new every month.  I want to really push outside my comfort zone every time I sit on that stage.  It is…


Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on June 18, 2015 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Four times a RGB part #2

Unloading wood in the middle of the night.

It's hard to find the right wood here in Portugal.  Thanks to a local furniture maker we got…


Added by Gerrit Klaassen on June 14, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Four times a RBG part #1

Starting a new project...

4 Recycled Box Guitars....

nr.1  beetle perforated pine

nr.2  a recycled phonograph panel

nr.3  combined oak drawer pieces

nr.4  a 17th century curved panel…


Added by Gerrit Klaassen on June 14, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

New User's Guide for my "Paddle-Box Dulcimers" (and stick dulcimers in general)

Hi All,

I have created a WordPad (.rtf) file that documents how to use the 4-string red oak "paddle box" stick dulcimers that I primarily make and sell these days. The file has been compressed using WinRAR to about 4.5 Mbs, expanding to about 24 Mb on disk. There are lots of useful photos and info, makes for a good read (IMHO). Would like to hear back from readers as to improvements that could be made, and any errors you find. Consider it public domain, free download,…


Added by Rand Moore on June 9, 2015 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

The lonesome gods

I have a new act. You can check it out her

Americana folk featuring a lot of cigar box banjos and mandolins.


Added by Ralph Cardall on June 6, 2015 at 4:49am — No Comments

43 lyric by Glenn Kaiser

43 (glenn kaiser) quick demo
Bags are packed, and I
Got to fly
You know it's true
An' you know why
Only thing about it
We got to be apart
Be sure I'm with you
In my prayers an' in my heart
For 43 years
In joy and in pain
In heat and in cold
Sunshine or rain
The road has been long
But you know it's been good
Still in love with…

Added by Glenn Kaiser on June 1, 2015 at 4:56pm — No Comments

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