Hey Ted, thanks for the invite to the builders challenge group. Sadly i cant enter the kitchen sink contest now becasue i have 3 build's going right now wich take up my free time and little spare money i have :( i liked the idea though. A Reso-sink double bass was the first thing that came to mind but i need to finish what i'm doing now because 2 projects are for paying customers.
Anyway, thanks for asking me to participate, maybe i'll be able to join the next one.
Hi Ted, thanks for welcoming. Your pickups look grreat, it inspired me to wind my own - and it works!! Nails, small magnets, popsickle sticks, wire - real low tec, but mine (although there's some buzzing).
Anyway, it's great to see all your designs!
Thanks Ted for the warm welcome. When I found out the other day you had started this group I took the tour and it just feels very cozy here. I'll start filling in my photos and some tunes once the holiday "spirits" wears off.
Nutall Rise, FL
Ted, nice to find you and hear from you. Thanks for all the nice comments. Diane gave me a lot of advice on the dulcimer build including the zero fret. I really enjoy building. Still trying to get the hang of playing. Glad to be here, I see a lot of my favorite friends already.
Ted, Glad to be a part of this!! I get so little time to be on line...business is good and that keeps me a lurker most the time, but I will be around!! the fretting vid is pretty low tech but it works... and if it helps some get started then I did okay!! have a good new years!!
Thanks for the compliments. I'm really a newby at this.
I wish I could claim the head stocks as my own, but I was inspired by pictures of a Sam Kamaka cigar box uke from the 40's. It was really a concession to necessity as I work on my porch when the weather is nice and I don't have any power tools or a shop. I'm glad you like them.
I thought I had seen a bridge/s for four or three string cbg. for some reason Iam having a hard time cutting the slot with my dremel.Thinking about buying from you if they are tall enough.I put a fretless fretboard on top of my necks. Or maybe I can modify.