F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

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cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

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Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

drano
Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste




Lo-Diddley Box Guitar

Here are some pictures of a “box guitar” that I recently built. It’s sort of like a cigar box guitar, only rather than finding a pre-built box and scratch-building a neck for it, I bought a guitar neck, and scratch-built a box for it.




I picked up a neck from a new, but broken Cort acoustic guitar, and a cheap soundhole style pickup on ebay. The pickup came pre-wired to tone and volume pots (tone doesn’t seem to do anything though) and knobs were included. The rest of the materials I had on hand, so build cost was under $40 dollars for this project, including paint and a set of 10′s.

The sound is kind of banjo-twangy unplugged, and it has an interesting howl when plugged in. Here is a Garageband sample. (forgive the playing).

6 Responses to “Lo-Diddley Box Guitar”


  1. oldfool Says:

    Nothing wrong with the guitar or the playing. I’m inspired. Think I’ll do something like that.

  2. weaties Says:

    I have to say, the looks, the sound, and the playing. All of them are inspiring.

    Very unique instrument all the way around!

  3. Steve Says:

    Thanks!

    It was really fun to build, and makes a nice front (or back) porch guitar. The small body size even allows you to sit in a chair with arms and play.

  4. Archibald Drinkwater Says:

    Sounds pretty amazing…. Gives a whole new meaning to “making music”

  5. irishpoetry Says:

    Ach, what a guitar, wowzers – it’s class. Glad you showed us the photo. Your stuff highlights some of the great content to be found on the web. Thanks for sharing.

    irishpoetry

  6. Timothy Lee Russell Says:

    Nice job! That looks really great.

    I have a guitar I adore that was built by Kurt Schoen –

    http://www.anatone.net/BlogSingleEntry.aspx?EntryId=d90e9b33-db9e-4c9e-9ab8-85b397eaa7d6

    – and I own a Cort that I picked up at the factory when I lived in Korea. Here, you’ve mashed up the two concepts.

    You’ve got me “re-inspired” to build one myself.

    Thanks,
    Timothy