Just finished a poor man's Dobro a couple of hours ago. the idea had been stewing around in my head for some time and lo and behold, I'm pleased she was built. It has sustain until next Tuesday! Hot glued a piezo on the back side of the paint can lid (but it's awesome as an acoustic, too). 23 inch scale and every thing on it is Gitty with the exception of the neck , lid, sticker and paint. The neck says Psalm 98:4. Verse 4 starts off "Make a joyful noise..." which I thought was apropos (means fitting and to the point). Crank up the bass and watch out, this thing is awesome! Here are 5 pics for your kind consideration.

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Comment by Uncle John on September 28, 2021 at 8:29am

Not true!  You build cooler stuff than I do.

Comment by Steve Bookout on September 28, 2021 at 1:19am

John, it's only fantastic because I use you for inspiration!

Comment by Uncle John on September 27, 2021 at 7:57pm

Steve, that is fantastic!

Comment by Carl Floyd on September 21, 2021 at 2:21pm

A National, sweet!  ;)

Comment by Joleolsen on September 2, 2021 at 9:32pm
That is awesome and so easy to do! Thanks for the info.
Comment by Steve Bookout on September 2, 2021 at 9:15pm

Good evening!  In this instance, I found the record label by Googling and then saved the photo.  Transferred the pic to a DVD label and carefully transferred the label to the paint can lid.  (I live in Newton.)

Comment by Joleolsen on September 1, 2021 at 9:03pm
Where did you get that decal? As a fellow Iowan I would love to have one of those!

I'm new around here and I have yet to build anything, but I'm enjoying learning everything that I can.

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