Nina is all about her ukulele at the moment and (of course) Nick wants whatever she's got, so this morning we put together this little recycled version for him to play with. Nina is so chill that she's happy playing with either, which means Nick can have the real thing if he wants it. Thanks Nina!
Cigar box build number 5 ! Had a bit of trouble with this one used a 22” scale . The intonation was terrible and the only way to sort it seemed to be to add a tail piece and have the bridge right on the end of the box ! Stays in tune perfectly now but looks a bit different ! #homemadeinstruments#cigarboxguitar#orkney#punchcigars#voxamps
I shot this last week but didn't get a chance to post it. This is an amazingly simple way to darken any wood that is high in tannins, this example is on red oak. It chemically reacts right before your eyes n seconds! Since it's a reaction and not an actual stain you don't get any steaks or splotches. The fretboard came out almost as dark as ebony! To make the mixture just fill up a jar with white vinegar and drop in a chunk of fine steel wool. After a day or two take the steel wool out and filter out any particles using a coffee filter. Don't cover it while steeping the steel wool, not sure why but was I read not to. I think I left the steel wool in mine for two days, you might get a lighter stain with a shorter soak. This mixture keeps too, this batch is from over two months ago. Enjoy!
Heading out to play the UK's largest Free Folk Festival this afternoon along with Bridport Dagger and other friends: I'm on at the Leigh Sailing Club 4:30pm
Let's get sailin' to the Moon!
CROAKING FROG CRAFT - Recycle jar lids to make a squeeze 'n' croak frog toy. These little homemade frogs really croak! A fun froggy kids craft to go with nursery rhymes and story telling. RIBBIT! http://kidscraftroom.com/jar-lid-croaking-frog-craft/
Bom dia, gente! Vamos conhecer mais um pouquinho do meu set? Isso aí é um pedal duplo de bumbo feito com sobras de madeira. Também utilizei PVC e borracha para a construção. Vamos conhecer mais sobre instrumentos não convencionais? A necessidade sempre estimula a criatividade! Quer tocar determinado instrumento, mas não tem? Faça o seu!!Esse funciona muito bem! 😎