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Project by wingate_52 posted 868 days ago 1332 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a really quick project for me, so simple. Walnut neck and sides( one piece). 2 piece pine top, 2 piece mahogany back, adapted manodolin tailpiece, 3 aside machine heads. Cellulose and Briwax finish.
http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p244/wingate_52/Strumstick/





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Bill Hall

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#1 posted 868 days ago

Did you use a plan or something? I’d love to build one for my son. It looks great!

-- http://www.tenoclockwoodworks.com

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nubbin00

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#2 posted 868 days ago

This is fantastic! Did you work from plans or design it yourself?

-- Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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will delaney

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#3 posted 868 days ago

Very cool!!! Same Questions.

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amagineer

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#4 posted 868 days ago

Great looking instrument. What kind of pine did you use for the top? I used spruce on some of my instruments, it seems to give it a nice tone.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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doncutlip

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#5 posted 868 days ago

Very nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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StumpyNubs

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#6 posted 868 days ago

You sure know your stuff, Wingate!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim, aka “Stumpy Nubs”
Latest episode of Blue Collar Woodworking is now online!

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wiser1934

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#7 posted 868 days ago

looks like fun. is it played like a dulcimer??

-- wiser1934, new york

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wingate_52

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#8 posted 868 days ago

I had researched Strumsticks last year as I was building a travel guitar and had seen the Martin Backpacker which Bob McNally also designed. I saw the Strumstick in a music shop in Bristol last month and decided to have a go. It has been both quick and inexpensive to build. I had everything but the strings. The tailpiece is a mandolin one with 3 extra holes drilled for ball end guitar strings. The machine heads are half of a six in line strip. The pine top is Russian redwood. The neck, body is a strange piece of walnut, the back is a piece of Mahogany, alloy nut, should have put in a false fret and a bone saddle. It is quite loud, the body being a bit longer and wider than the strumstick I saw. Play it like a guitar, tuned G3 D4 and G4 so all barre positions are chords. I shall build a 3 string elecro/acoustic Cigar Box Guitar next. I am working out the plans in my head. I have just bought the sink plughole traps for the soundholes.

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Rob W

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#9 posted 867 days ago

Looks great.
neat idea for clamps.

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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Bsmith

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#10 posted 866 days ago

Wow! Great instrument! And the clamps are awesome! Thanks for noticing Rob.

-- Bryan

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wingate_52

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#11 posted 866 days ago

The clamps are nothing fancy http://www.axminster.co.uk/solo-solo-speed-clamp-prod364432/
but quick, one handed, lighter than cast clamps.

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wingate_52

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#12 posted 866 days ago

I nearly had enough for laminating my longbow.

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