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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:13 am 
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I will be posting My challenge build on this thread . I have been talking about an Idea ive had for a bit , A Mand-Jo . Believe Im gonna build it for the challenge .Pics and Updates regularly . [:Y:]

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:24 am 
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I'll be following! How do I pay the cover charge? Can I just give it to you next spring?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:50 am 
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GRRRRR!!! I accidentally clicked on this link twice! I owe you two bucks. I suppose you can take that off of your total. With Bryan's dollar, your budget just grew to $103!!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:04 am 
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Tony_in_NYC wrote:
GRRRRR!!! I accidentally clicked on this link twice! I owe you two bucks. I suppose you can take that off of your total. With Bryan's dollar, your budget just grew to $103!!



The cover charge is cheap , Its the INTREST that will kill ya ! laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe

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Three from me now, and over $100 total if all the viewers of this thread are being honest. ;)

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OK , Time to kick this off . I have in my shop a resonator from a banjo that is alllllll by itselff . ( may disqualify me right outa the gate ) ANYWAYYY Im building with it . It has to be modified quite a bit , has several cracks that need repairing but all in all faster than buildning a new one with No Banjo Jigs .

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So if Im Dq'd ohh well , lol

I have to route out a 3/8" strip in the inside that runs around the side all the way around that the Metal Banjo Ring Attaches to and add kerfing strips . If you look closely there are several small cracks all over the finish , so ity has to be sanded back down glued and refinished .

This is a Prototype Instrument and I hope it turns out as well as I hope .


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:34 am 
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Filippo Morelli wrote:
Wud, you stole my idea! I have this guitar sitting around that doesn't have a set of tuners on it. I was going to screw them on, string'er up, and beat all of youz guys!

Seriously, though, if you have a resonator that means you're building a banjo. Did I say banjo? Banjo! Banjo?!!

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NOPE LOL thats the beauty of this Idea LOL

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The cover charge is cheap , Its the INTREST that will kill ya ! laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe


Who said we were interested? laughing6-hehe

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Yeah good point, Bryan. I'm not even reading this thread!

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wow7-eyes you can read?? wow7-eyes laughing6-hehe

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Ok ya buncha chiselers ! laughing6-hehe I routed out the inner 3/8" of maple on this old resonater and I have to Chisel out the rest to get it equal all the way around . After thats done then on to the rest of the build .

Fillipo , I see you eyeing my Burbon there . Hands off !!! laughing6-hehe

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Enogh bull floatin around this subheading challenge we should be able to have a BBq Later !!


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The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
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I have to admit that I only have a vague guess as to what is going on here, but I can't wait to see it happen.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:01 am 
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Little Lathe work this weekend to get the top ready for the Mand-Jo .

Should start to make sense to everyone what Im doing now laughing6-hehe

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Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:25 am 
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eek I think I was just Fillipo'd off ! laughing6-hehe


Head and Tail Block and Kerfing glued in .

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The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
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Looking good. That is the nicest looking -- one of those -- I have ever seen. Thanks for clearing up the confusioin!

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Some French builder did one of those 100 years ago. It didn't catch on. bliss

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Some French builder did one of those 100 years ago. It didn't catch on. bliss



que sera sera laughing6-hehe

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The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
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You got my interest Wud. This thread reminds me of an old SNL skit with Steve Martin and Bill Murray, some of you may remember. "What the hell is that?"

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Ok got a lil Top action going here .

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Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
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laughing6-hehe Wait, I know what that is.......no, what is that?

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That is a nice looking workshop hat. It will really keep the sun off your face when you are near the window. I particularly like the artsy vent holes. It is nice to see you with headgear that is not of the tin foil variety.

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I already know that this build will win. Any top that has a remote control (as seen in the pic) for dialing in the tone has to win. Talk about advancments in the world of luthiery. I bet Tony wishes Costa guitars thought of that first.
In all seriuosness, this is looking to be an interesting build. I look forward to seeing and hearing the finished product.

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We did think of it first. That's old school. At Costa guitars we surgically implant the control into your cerebral cortex so you can control the tone with your mind!!

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Well here at Muir Castle Srtings, we have crawled out of the dark ages and distanced ourselves from the barbaric necessity for brain surgery. When we tap tune our plates we dial in the resonant frequencies of the future owners resonant plane using astro projection, the aura finder iPhone app and a piano hammer. The instrument learns to anticipate the players needs. Also we use hot hide glue.

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At Costa guitars we also use hide glue but ours is made from our enemies. But you and I... we're cool, right?

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Hey Wud, will you take Canadian Tire money for the cover charge? laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe

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