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Project by Noremak posted 14 days ago 555 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Came home from college over winter break. Had to scratch my itch to do woodworking. It was extremely cold! The white inlay, saddle, and nut are deer bone from a carcass i found in the back field (i know a little gross). A lot of sanding to sculp things (heel of the neck especially). Everthing made except strings, tuning knobs, and those nipple things at the bottom. Made from oak (old bomb shelter) and wanut (left over from marimba project).

-- If someone made it, I sure can give it a shot. -Noremak





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Dallas

2857 posts in 1089 days


#1 posted 14 days ago

I’m not sure how good the oak will sound, but you did a great job!

Don’t worry about harvesting the bones of the deer. I have some wild hog bones I’m drying that I harvested from a feral hog that invaded our property.

I’ll be making some guitar nuts and the guitar string stops from them as soon as I find someplace I can work.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Noremak

13 posts in 14 days


#2 posted 14 days ago



I m not sure how good the oak will sound, but you did a great job!

Don t worry about harvesting the bones of the deer. I have some wild hog bones I m drying that I harvested from a feral hog that invaded our property.

I ll be making some guitar nuts and the guitar string stops from them as soon as I find someplace I can work.

- Dallas


Im not that big of a guitarist, but my friends who are says it has a nice tone. Its REALLY loud. It was a blast making. Several trial and error learning experiences. The Bender was a great innovation. Its a 300 Watt bulb with sheet metal wrapped around it with a dimmer switch. After a pressure cooker attached to a big pvc pipe (steamer) failed, this came in for the win in bending the sides of the guitar. I used this also to make the laminate rims of a drum set I recently completed. I’ll be posting that project in the near future.

-- If someone made it, I sure can give it a shot. -Noremak

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oldrivers

232 posts in 169 days


#3 posted 14 days ago

Quite a Task, great out come looks good, I too was conscerned about the tone quality when I first saw it, but you & your friends llike the tone good don’t worry be happy. Great job congrats.

-- LAUS DEO!

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Dallas

2857 posts in 1089 days


#4 posted 14 days ago

I agree, great work and if it sounds good to you that’s all that’s needed!

How about recording a few seconds on cell phone and uploading for us?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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timbertailor

272 posts in 26 days


#5 posted 14 days ago

I helped a friend build an acoustic guitar.
He had a lot of specialty tools that made the job easier but it was still a lot of work that only someone that has done it can truly appreciate.

Thanks for posting your work. It turned out looking really good.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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bryanatbme

46 posts in 38 days


#6 posted 14 days ago

NICE JOB MAN! . I like the bender idea. This is a project in my future for sure. Thanks for sharing!

-- bryan@bmewoodworking.com

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Noremak

13 posts in 14 days


#7 posted 14 days ago



I agree, great work and if it sounds good to you that s all that s needed!

How about recording a few seconds on cell phone and uploading for us?

- Dallas


heres the think to how it sound, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5msA2mDkDY&feature=youtu.be

-- If someone made it, I sure can give it a shot. -Noremak

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doitforfun

139 posts in 210 days


#8 posted 14 days ago

Great job. Sounds nice too. Looks like you’re making instruments for the whole band: marimba, drums, guitar… What’s next up your sleeve? Whatever it is I can’t wait to see it.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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palaswood

610 posts in 353 days


#9 posted 13 days ago

Hows about doing some wind instruments? But thats just a long stick with some holes in it. Too simple for YOU!!!!

HAHA You made my day with these instruments. I’m a musician myself, but haven’t played drums since starting woodworking a little over a year ago. I’ve been thinking about building a guitar too. Now I have no excuse to put off either. THANKS for sharing!

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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freighttrain

117 posts in 1226 days


#10 posted 8 days ago

great job got to try one of these looks like fun but a lot of work im sure very nice work

-- freighttrain,ky

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Earlextech

907 posts in 1293 days


#11 posted 8 days ago

Fantastic, all you need now is a bass and you’ve built an entire band! Sounds great too!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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