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Sensory Percussion

Started Jan 23, 2017 0 Replies

Sensory percussionMy son with a song he wrote for one snare drum using my sensory percussion, all the sounds you hear are triggered and…Continue

Double bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 20, 2016. 8 Replies

I have been asked to make a double bass (portable) for a friends daughter, has anyone built one or got any tips?Continue

Ukelele Build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lane Martin Dec 20, 2016. 5 Replies

I am building ukelele from aa old computer hard drive, the scale length is 17inches.  The question I have is would I be able to used standard light guitar strings?Continue

Hubcap build help.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blues Frog Aug 25, 2016. 12 Replies

I am making a hubcap based 4…Continue


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At 5:37pm on August 10, 2018, David L. said…

Hi David, Thank you for the friend request. Kind regards, David L.

At 3:15pm on August 10, 2018, Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear said…

Thanks for the friendship request, David. Glad to accept. All the best and keep building and playing!  :0)

At 4:07pm on March 27, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Hi David,

Try your local model shop or look up SLEC model supplies

At 11:30am on May 1, 2017, Crowdaddy said…

Thanks David,I used an alcohol leather dye for this build and put a lacquer finish over it.Really brought out the grain in the maple. 

At 11:19am on April 30, 2017, Rock-Schorsch said…

Hi David, sorry I forgot it because I was in hurry. Look at my side, I added two pics of the case. The inside was lined with genuine 100 dollar bills and a much more genuine map. No, unfortunately not quite right. The frame was made of 5mm and the two plates from 3mm strong birchplywood. After being covered with a coffee sack or jute bag, an inner frame of 2mm laminated wood was placed in the outer frame to cover the edges of the jute sack fixed at this point. Best regards Schorsch

At 11:15am on August 27, 2016, Hubert Knight said…

Thanks, I appreciate it!

At 10:08am on March 13, 2016, Terry Culkin said…

Hi David, Thanks for the encouraging words, useful as a new starter.

At 3:05pm on February 9, 2016, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks David

At 7:17am on November 1, 2014, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks David

At 11:26am on September 24, 2014, Uncle John said…

David, I like your builds and photos and I am glad to have you for a CBN friend.

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WW1 and the Blues

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 4:56pm 0 Comments

Check out this BBC radio for program Making History, WW1 and the Blues



Posted on July 2, 2016 at 5:29am 0 Comments

We quite often see photos of 1st world war troops with homemade instruments on this site , so I thought I would share the link below to the events which took place across the UK to commemorate the 20,000 thousand British soldiers who were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, which began 100 years ago on on July 1, 1916. Ultimately 1 million troops were liked or injured in this battle alone, with big losses on both sides, at the end of the battle, there were 485,000 British and…


Tuners / Machine Head

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Does anyone in the UK know of, or can recommend a supplier of reasonably priced Tuners/ Machine Heads?

4 String Cookie Tin Guiatar

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 5:11pm 3 Comments

I need help on 2 points, please.

1. I am having trouble with getting the right size slot for the frets. i have tried a number of different saws which type  is best?

2. Not sure on the tuning.



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