|Project by ryno||posted 08-13-2011 08:33 AM||6633 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
There was a cajon posted a while ago on here and ever since I saw it I have had the itch to build one. So, I researched it quite a bit cause I didn’t want to build one and it sound like junk. So I thought alot about how I wanted to do the strings and how I wanted to be able to tighten them and this is what I came up with.
The box is 3/4” ply, the back is 1/2” ply with a sound hole and the front (tapa) is 1/8” ply. I bought a cheap snare wire at a local music shop. I anchored one side of the wire from the top with two screws and the other side with just one screw and a bolt threading from the side into a t-nut to tighten or loosen the mechanism. It seemed to work well. The knob is a simple piece of oak cut with angled sides to get a nice hold on. I finished it with a couple of coats of wipe on poly.
I ended up giving it away to a friend who is a drummer in a band. My wife thought it was pretty nifty and she wanted me to build one for one of her friends, so I did. I didn’t spend a lot of time caring too much about the edge of the ply showing or making these too pretty. If I make any more I will pay more attention to small details and dress it up a little more. Except for the front ply, all the wood I used was sitting around in my garage so it didn’t put me out too much money. Thx for looking
It would probably keep a nice beat with the cigar box guitar in the video section..
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