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Project by busupholstery posted 1505 days ago 6225 views 12 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided it was time for someone to build a guitar made with popsicle sticks…....took me about two months working on it almost everyday….....I made a form with heavy art board to built it in…........I used tight bond 3 glue…...The filler is walnut color…...I bought 4,000 popsicle sticks on ebay and used about 2,000, the rest were warped….......The neck was 900 sticks glued up as a block roughly in the form of the neck and then shaped….....the back is arched and I did that by gluing it up on the back of my Gremlin guitar over tin foil….....the nut I made from one of my dogs chewing bones….....The tuning buttons I also made with sticks…...The tail piece is part of a cheese grater trimmed with sticks….....I finished it with stain and lots of coats of Plasti-coat with a spray can, sanded to 2,000 and rubbed it out with black Color Back auto polish…......I only use a drill, trim router, and hand tools…......Very fun

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?





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Swede

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#1 posted 1505 days ago

Very “Cool”.
The question that “Pops” into my mind is can you play it?
I’m glad you didn’t get foiled with the sticky situation.

Enough of the puns for now.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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bake

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#2 posted 1505 days ago

Wow, tons of work. Really cool.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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busupholstery

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#3 posted 1505 days ago

Yes it plays quite well considering…..that is if you stick with it…...

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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Jimthecarver

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#4 posted 1505 days ago

Hey thats very cool…and what patience it took to make it.
Welcome to LJ’s

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Dark_Lightning

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#5 posted 1505 days ago

That’s wild! The front makes me think of a bowling alley.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1505 days ago

Way way cool the most unique gutiar I’ve ever seen
Welcome to LJs

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Paul2274

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#7 posted 1505 days ago

Now that is creativity at its’ best! Great job!

Paul

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1505 days ago

That is just insane. You, sir, are a true craftsman!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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savannah505

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#9 posted 1505 days ago

Very cool, how much weight did you gain from all those popsicles, and is your tongue permanently colored now?

-- Dan Wiggins

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busupholstery

35 posts in 1506 days


#10 posted 1505 days ago

I couldn’t decide whether to make 2,000 Popsicles or a guitar…....I think the guitar was easier

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 1505 days ago

belongs in the lumberjocks hall of fame … or maybe in a window at a Hard Rock Cafe. You should get a rock star to hold it for a photo …. Maybe even sign it.

Fun project Buddy

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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hairy

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#12 posted 1505 days ago

Awesome! What I really want to know: You ate all those popsicles, and didn’t get fat?

Thanks for showing it.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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RexMcKinnon

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#13 posted 1505 days ago

WOW that looks like a lot of work.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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woodpeckerbill

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#14 posted 1505 days ago

Cooler-n-cool!! Amazing.
Bill

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 1505 days ago

Wow. That is determination! Looks very nice. Is it a one of a kind? How does it sound?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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