Monthly Archives: January 2011

Building a Balsa Violin, pt 2; a.k.a. The Ballad of the Vaporized Wire

The first step to building a violin out of balsa wood and foam is cutting the basic shape out using a hot wire foam cutter. A quick google search shows that a) they’re easy to build and perhaps more importantly … Continue reading

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Kazookeylele and more

All a cigar box guitar is, at heart really, is a¬†ukulele¬†with guts. My coworkers and I have been cranking away at getting this catalog finished. A tradition of theirs when uploading to the printer is to play “The final countdown”. … Continue reading

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