Hello everyone! I've acquired several round tins (Danish cookie tins, nut tins, etc.) that I would like to use for round, dowel rod neck, diddley bow builds. Till now, I have only made wood box…Continue
Hello gang! I went through the first five or so pages of this forum looking for an answer but didn't see anything related. I see most CBG's with the neck running "thru", under the lid. However, I…Continue
Hello gang. I just wanted to start a topic and introduce myself. My name is Bryan and I have been a guitar player for almost 40 years now. Though lately I've put my guitar duties down and havd…Continue
"Thanks for the replies and tips, gang! I will look into the mentioned tooling.
Great photo and excellent looking builds, JP! I mentioned the 1" dia dowel rod as that is what I started with from my C.B. Gitty diddley bow kit from my…"
"Hello Bryan, lets start with the dowel rod neck. a 1 inch Dia will just about do it, but may I suggest a 1 1/8, more space for the machine head. Speaking of the machine head, make sure you drill the hole for it carefully, otherwise you will find…"
Hello everyone! I've acquired several round tins (Danish cookie tins, nut tins, etc.) that I would like to use for round, dowel rod neck, diddley bow builds. Till now, I have only made wood box builds, which of course was rather easy drilling for the round 1" dia. necks using my 1" spade drill bit. However, I have never drilled tin before.I would greatly appreciate some advice, tips, and know-how's on how to get a 1" hole cleanly into the thin tin walls of the tins I have. I fear of bending…See More
"Sorry you have no replies yet, SB! I have been curious about this box kit as well. I was hoping to see some chime ins here. Maybe I can bump it up with the post and hope to find some builders that have used this kit. Best."
"Thanks for the replies, everyone! Great words of advice. I've been learning so much from this site and you all so much and my first kit is still in shipping. By the time it arrives, and with the information I have already…"
"From the physics chalk-board: it's a trade-off between free vibration surface sound-board and free resonance volume inside the box. with the neck on the outside you get more cubic inches of resonator cavity, with the neck inside the box…"
"Thanks, JL. Yeah, I'm thinking the only way is to build different styles and see which I prefer personally. Two different camps on this topic for sure. Even the two styles have their own slight differences on joining to the…"