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Started this discussion. Last reply by james pobog Oct 27, 2019. 6 Replies

Gluing up a build, and it needs planing to thickness. Don't have a planer. Ideas about where I can go and have it run through a shops machine?Also, have seen split vibratos on lap steels. Where are…Continue

 

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james pobog replied to james pobog's discussion Hello everyone... in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Thanks. I said elsewhere that I consider myself a talented hack. Your service comment is appreciated."
Oct 29, 2019
james pobog replied to Greg Bement's discussion Been gone a while need some inspiration
"I call that 'staring at goats.'... When tackling an unusual project, I recommend a "subconscious" method of design (I use this regularly in many areas):  sit down with the item in front of you, clear your mind of…"
Oct 29, 2019
Chuck Bouwens replied to james pobog's discussion Hello everyone... in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Beautiful work Jim. Thank you for serving."
Oct 29, 2019
james pobog replied to james pobog's discussion Suggestions needed...
"Copy that. I finally found some listed....and the price tag. Done withthat idea..."
Oct 27, 2019
BrianQ. replied to james pobog's discussion Suggestions needed...
"One string at a time, but I’m sure you can use them both if you know your way around a lap steel?  B- benders are an advanced technique used to replicate pedal steel licks without the use of knee & foot levers. I have seen a regular…"
Oct 27, 2019
james pobog replied to james pobog's discussion Suggestions needed...
"vvv THIS vvv Do these just affect single strings, or can it be 3 and 3?  As for the thickness, I'd say 1/16-ish each side. I could do it with my belt sander, but my skill level gives me .... less than flat sometimes."
Oct 27, 2019
BrianQ. replied to james pobog's discussion Suggestions needed...
"If they’re operated by hand, you’re  talking about a B- bender? If they’re operated by your knee or foot then it’s a pedal steel, if that’s it then they’re called knee/foot levers? How much thickness do you…"
Oct 27, 2019
Ted Crocker replied to james pobog's discussion Suggestions needed...
"Maybe try a search for woodworker or carpenter on Angie's List or on Google with your zip code.  Good luck!"
Oct 27, 2019
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baritone glueup

"Great start!"
Oct 27, 2019
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BUILD 3

"Sweet!"
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BUILD 2

"This is gorgeous James!"
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"AWESOME!"
Oct 27, 2019
james pobog replied to james pobog's discussion Hello everyone... in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Thanks, Ted. The camera hides many flaws. As far as these builds go, I consider myself a 'talented hack'. These are nowhere near factory quality, but on the other hand, I think they are probably better quality than 90-95% of the gen pop…"
Oct 27, 2019
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Gluing up a build, and it needs planing to thickness. Don't have a planer. Ideas about where I can go and have it run through a shops machine?Also, have seen split vibratos on lap steels. Where are those available and what are they called?See More
Oct 27, 2019
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"What I've built so far. I do not play guitar."
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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
popped up in a google search
What instruments are you building or playing?
I do not play, however I have recently become obsessed with building 2x4-2x? guitars. I have finished 3, with one under construction, and wispy plans for #5.

#1 = 2X4 lap steel from Shane Spiel's plans.

#2 = ditto, but with a designed and glued-up body and headstock.

#3 = 2x4 two string bass from the 60's 'Science & Mechanics' magazine plan.

#4 (under construction) 2x4, 40" long, 29.5" scale Baritone lap steel.

#5 (in development) = similar, but inspired by the industrials of Chris Fouke (check this https://youtu.be/0zYnr6PuoVw). It will be hollow, aluminum rail construction, top a piece of wood (actually a shelf) I've had since the middle 60's, given to parents, memory tells me it's mahogany. Dark reddish-brown. VERY heavy and dense.

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At 2:06pm on January 17, 2020, Ted Crocker said…

At 6:08pm on October 24, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the Clubhouse, hey! don’t I know you? :D

At 4:40pm on October 24, 2019, Ted Crocker said…

Hi James, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!  Seems like some cool instruments you built, post some pics!!!!!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.  Add some pics & vids!

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is...  There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!

 
 
 

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