Converting Trash in to a Resonator

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Converting Trash in to a Resonator

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I cant help it Guys Sorry :icon_whoknows: But i read the story of one eyed slide and his GAS for a resonator. Waiting till the Woody Caster and Woody get there voices i spend some time writing a song for the CD and draw a cover for it. Made an appointment for the mastering and printing with the studio. So i wasn't buzzy doing nothing that as you may know is my profession :high5: The resonator story keep coming back to me, so i look on You Tube how a reso cone is made and work. And :aha: this :oldie: have found a solution for 2 things . 1e get a reso cheaper than cheap, and found a goal for an old spanish guitar that was saved out of the trailer filled with trash that i do tow for my neighbor :beer: Got a dogbowl that was to big for my Jimmie about 10 inch, and some other stuff. I go this weekend out of town with the kids an grandkids. But when i am back.. it is building time again. If dogbowls will work i want a sigarbox reso to.
To cover the cone i am looking for an old alu ore steel wheelcover 13 inch or so
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Hey ElMano! I can't wait to see this. It's gonna be way cool!

My cone was a cat's water bowl in another life.
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Outstanding... :eye_rub: :banana:
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funny it is....

sow i will follow this topic :wink:
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An update I had only two hours between the administration Informing the bands for the CD release. But to empty my head i do some work on the reso project,
Of course i take some pictures It gonna start look like a reso. The next thing to do is made a construction inside from small wooden strips and a stick inside to strength the body. Make the Heel inside bigger and the Tailblock also an glue the stick in between. I am thinking to pace a new fretboard en made the neck a bit slimmer When i do that i place a truss rod to.
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I have found a solution for the cover of the cone this afternoon :high5: I cut the outside ring off and bend the ends 90 o drill true the body. In the body i glue some square wooden beans to keep the thing on his place.. Tomorrow i hope to find some time to fix the wood work inside and made a steel tale peace.
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Did some woodworking inside the body and router a kind of trussrod into the neck. I use a piece of a Fiberglas fishing rod I glued it in. I am gonna cover it with a new maple fretboard square with medium frets.
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long time no post... this is WAY cool. I want one.
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rocknroll93 wrote:long time no post... this is WAY cool. I want one.
:wave: r'n'r93! Way cool indeed. :drool:

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Today i have finished the project, from here i gonna start some innovations, but not before the next project is finished but that's an other topic to start.
I have been surging for a cover plate and first i bought a kind of spider web (used for hot pan's to protect the table) Then i found a Pizza plate covered with Teflon To bake pizza but that was a bit to big. And then i reorganize the shack an found an old pickup disk that i saved as back for a sanding plate. I drilled a couple of holes in it and this is the result. The tail piece is a piece of aluminum, a piece of 5 mm screw tread and a piece of an aluminum Square pipe ( part of an landrover window system gngngn)
A new fret board from hard maple and new frets make the looks an it plays a lot better ( the original fretboard was plywood! with some black paint. After that the neck was reshaped (smaller and slimmer) I put a couple of old shitty strings on to look at the spacing and try to get some tone out of it. :banana: :banana:
Let me tel you that this guitar was born as trash and never get a good guitar. But for the experiment i can ashore you that it sounds like a beaten up old resonator just like a want. Got to buy some new strings and i will get you a sound sample.

Some pictures of course.
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:wave: im back again, il ltry to post here often again.. this resonator project looks awesome.. im in the process of finding a lump of wood to turn into a body.. im going to buy a neck because I dont trust myself building one... (yet)...
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viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1035 Have you seen this project? Maybe you can get som info out of it. Building is a lot of fun. The first projects i build i use a neck of an old guitar. Later i rebuild old jazz guitars into slim hollow body's with pick ups. Friends buy them from me and i spend the money for new parts to build better examples. Start your own project with a good neck is the half of the job to made a good playable guitar. Post some pictures when you are building please and don't be afraid to ask things if you want to know something Oke. Succes
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I will post when I get some wood..

finding somthing nice without having to pay for heaps of it is a little hard around here..
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I don't know if you had that kind of shops But In Holland we have shops whit very cheap secondhand furniture A lot of old shitty things But some times i score a nice Salon table or eating table whit a thick massif blade ore a shelf for above the bed (massive) Woody is fron wood that came from a bed shelf and a teak garden seat :mercy: gngng As a donor for the hardware i use a Epiphone whit a broken neck :think: :aha:
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