Julz aka Varnum Slim
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At 8:46pm on April 17, 2011, Bryon Dodds said…
Thank you for that great complement. But not yet I just put allot of my time and jeans passed down to me from my Grandfather, who was a great artist, as for me I've played guitar for 36 years and know what sound I need for a CBG and start from there.I use my lap as a work bench with tools that would make you laugh.
At 2:57pm on April 11, 2011, Glenn Kaiser said…
V. Slim, you know I figure unless I'm planning on selling 'em (I don't) they don't have to be pretty, just creative... they need to feel and sound cool, and if they look cool (esp. from found object junk) that's a plus... but not a necessity, ha! So yep, I suppose I'm pretty fearless with my builds. Re. your question: I have not yet gotten back to my Snuggles Bottle git, but when I do I'll post pics and let you know how it sounds :) A few other projects took priority over that one for now... -Glenn
At 3:23pm on April 9, 2011, darren brown said…
hi thanks man i use a scroll saw for my f holes fine blade and fine files .
At 4:26pm on January 9, 2011, Jim Grant said…
looking for info on building a three string lap steel. scale length , tuning,and what ever other info I can find.help needed jim
At 12:17pm on January 6, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your friendship. Please feel free to write if I can be of any assistance. Enjoy.
At 11:16pm on January 2, 2011, Doug Thorsvik said…


Thanks for updating the link to wfret; I didn't realize it wasn't working. It has worked well for me. Love the variety in your builds. Keep up the great work.


At 2:53pm on October 10, 2010, legnahkra said…
hi. that's a wood cut out i found... did a hole on the box with a router and plunged the sun right in it..!
At 6:29am on October 1, 2010, wes carl said…
Julz Im not that good of a wood worker to make a raido that looks like that. I can get an old raido & make one or use a cigar box and get it close As for $ it all depensd what you would want installed in the amp low end 45$ high end 75$ High end would have external controlls and 9v converter Low end would have o/f vol & internal tone controll Let me know what ya think Thanks Wes
At 10:21pm on September 15, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
howdy julz,just stopped by to say-i will probably have that zino tri-can resonator done by the weekend,i work on it a little bit every day after my 40 hour job. today i got the neck established,next attach and trim fingerboard,then i will be ready to set the tuners in place.i know once i set the tuners i will set the tailpiece and put strings on it so i can hear what it sounds like.then after that i,ll add frets and do the finishing up of it.after the strings are on i will do a sound check video so folks can hear it also.thanks for the comment.
At 9:00pm on September 15, 2010, Bluesheart said…
I think they might work as strap attachments, maybe tailpiece or bridge too, or maybe a wall hanger, we'll see!

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