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Best design for cigar box Fiddle?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Rearick Jan 27. 3 Replies

Howdy. I have had a lot of luck with getting cb Ukes to sound VERY good.  Not so much with a cb Fiddle yet. Any plans (or simple screenshots) of cb fiddles that had a decent sound? Thanks!Continue

Type of wood on wine boxes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wal Callaby Jun 1, 2019. 2 Replies

Howdy.  Curious what kind of wood wine boxes are typically made of.  Looks like common cedar to me.  Any guesses?  If it is cedar I plan on planing it down and using it for a flat-top mandolin.…Continue

Children's museum

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blues Frog May 23, 2016. 4 Replies

Howdy. Been building for a few years now. I was recently approached by a summer camp director at a local children's museum. She was wondering if I could help the kids learn how to build an…Continue

License Plate Uke

Started this discussion. Last reply by gary herget Jan 20, 2015. 2 Replies

Howdy. Anyone have experience with making license plate ukuleles?  Specifically using nylon strings?  It seems to me like they wouldn't sound very good on metal (or provide much sound at all).. …Continue

 

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Keith Rearick replied to Mark's discussion Best design for cigar box Fiddle?
"Glad to be of help."
Jan 27
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Best design for cigar box Fiddle?
"Keith.  Exactly what I was looking for!  Thanks!"
Jan 27
Keith Rearick replied to Mark's discussion Best design for cigar box Fiddle?
"Do a search for Jim Morris on this site. Then look thru his pictures and videos. On of the best at making and playing them."
Jan 27
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Best design for cigar box Fiddle?

Howdy. I have had a lot of luck with getting cb Ukes to sound VERY good.  Not so much with a cb Fiddle yet. Any plans (or simple screenshots) of cb fiddles that had a decent sound? Thanks!See More
Jan 26
Keith Rearick liked Mark's discussion Type of wood on wine boxes
Jun 1, 2019
Wal Callaby replied to Mark's discussion Type of wood on wine boxes
"Hi Mark Yes- it looks like common cedar to me too, and although i’ve not done anything fancy like plane it or cut curves in it, i’ve had pretty good results with it as it comes (well- sanded, oiled, waxed, and edges bevelled to be fair).…"
Jun 1, 2019
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Type of wood on wine boxes
"sorry, just now realized this got in the wrong forum."
Jun 1, 2019
Mark posted a discussion

Type of wood on wine boxes

Howdy.  Curious what kind of wood wine boxes are typically made of.  Looks like common cedar to me.  Any guesses?  If it is cedar I plan on planing it down and using it for a flat-top mandolin.See More
Jun 1, 2019
Over The Edge replied to Mark's discussion Shaping Necks - what do you use.
"I use a 3/4" router bit. I used to use the router handheld but nowadays I use it in a table. It's a pretty quick and easy way to get the job done and the results are very good looking and consistent"
Apr 8, 2019

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