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Tin Can Alley (tin builds)


Tin Can Alley (tin builds)

Group dedicated to instruments made from cookie tins, bean cans, biscuit tins, gas cans, metal lunch boxes..... come help us build and play them!

Members: 83
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2018

Discussion Forum

Aluminum bottle 3 string/ how to weld aluminum to inox

Started by Mario Poggio. Last reply by Mario Poggio Jan 10, 2014. 19 Replies

Obviously with a trick.  Look at the photos, you will see the aluminum and the stainless steel bowl. It's easy, I will wrap around the hole a copper foil (the same used in stained glass) and the same…Continue

1926 Cigar Tin

Started by G.S. Monroe. Last reply by Gary T Nordby Dec 15, 2013. 4 Replies

This afternoon I found a rare treasure in a yard sale. A very old Cigar Tin with a New Jersey tax stamp dated 1926. I have mixed feeling about using it to make a vintage CBG, but I definitely want to…Continue

tin guits strings?

Started by calim. Last reply by Eugene Knapik Feb 3, 2013. 3 Replies

hi clubhouse,just a detail, but i wonder what kind of strings is usually use for tin builds?i put some bluegrass reso strings on a biscuit tin i've built ;i'm really satisfy when amplify ,but it not…Continue

Tags: strings, guitar, tin

resso cone

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Tom Petry Sep 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Morning folks,I have been wondering as most dobros are metal would it be an advantage to fit a resonater cone to a cookie tin as I have an Old Lowes cone and cover plate or would I be just wasting it…Continue

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Comment by Bruce Avery on January 31, 2015 at 11:35am

Here'S my bass I've been playing for 8 years, Great tone!

Comment by Tom Temple on December 19, 2014 at 12:46pm

Just found this group. Some really nice instruments shown.

I just completed my first tin-can build. It is for my first grand-baby who will be eight-months this Christmas. Wanted to get her started on CBG early.

Comment by Kevin Nyberg on May 7, 2014 at 8:31pm

Hi all...just made my first oilcan guitar from a gallon paint thinner can.  My neighbor Taze Bennett provided a lot of the inspiration.  New to the site and uploaded a gallery of some pics from the build here.  http://handmademusicclubhouse.com/photo/albums/the-blues-can

Comment by james taze bennett on March 5, 2014 at 8:11pm

Thanks man . It has a nice bango ring to it all so.

Comment by Gary T Nordby on March 5, 2014 at 7:55pm

That looks great I really like the peg head nice design

Comment by james taze bennett on March 4, 2014 at 9:01pm

Comment by james taze bennett on March 4, 2014 at 9:00pm

Hello all. Just finished mt 5 string frettless army mess kit canjo

Comment by james taze bennett on February 9, 2014 at 8:45pm

Nice work. Bet it has a cool sound.

Comment by Gary T Nordby on February 9, 2014 at 8:22pm

did some experimenting with a cookie tin made a surprising loud acustic mandolin :)

Comment by Willardj on February 8, 2014 at 9:12pm

ted,,,,taze,,,,,lookin good


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