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  1. OHIOSTEVE

    OHIOSTEVE Senior Member

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    I got it started...sanded out the headstock and then realized the handle was about 2 feet too long. NO WAY was I gonna cut the headstock off and redo it so I drilled the rivet out of the shaft, pulled the handle out of the head and cut that end off and reshaped it. I would have finished it tonight but I broke 3 drill bits trying to drill holes in the shovel for the strings. Taking it to my buddys metal fab shop tomorrow and using a drill press.
     
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    SteveC Village Elder V.I.P. Member

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    Diggin a hole to throw the wife in? You're gonna need a few bags of lime.
     
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    LtDave32 Desert Star Guitars Super Mod Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    You do realize that the shovel is hardened steel, don't you?
     

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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    Lol, he'll know soon enough.
     

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    OHIOSTEVE Senior Member

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    Yes..... I thought slowly and carefully might still work... it did not. If my forge was slightly larger I would heat it and drift the holes
     

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    go steve go!

    to menards, and get more drill bits.
     
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    OHIOSTEVE Senior Member

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    Har dee har har lol...... I woke up with a pounding headache. If I can get it knocked down I will finish the shuitar today.
     
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    a blues shovel will sound good on that:cool2:
     

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    OHIOSTEVE Senior Member

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    Buddy has it now drilling it out for strings and volume pot and the jack
     
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    You're gonna need lye...or so I have heard...
     
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    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    Just diggin' the blues, so to speak.
     
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    Gonna be a beotch to make the holes..... but I'm diggin' it...:cool2:

    Seasick Steve would be proud.:cheers2:
     
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    Cool guitar. I can dig it.
     
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    I can really dig it.
     
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    ^Touché
     

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    OHIOSTEVE Senior Member

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    Got it wired up finally. The pickup is taped on so oncebthat is mounted it is done. I have been playing it. ...... very badly.
     

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    OHIOSTEVE Senior Member

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    OK I need some advice. I am clueless about tuning this thing. I want to learn ONE song on it. No idea what song but has to be slide. So whats the best tuning with no real measured scale length. The cigar box I played was GDG.... but that was a fret board and was noted. Any advice would be appreciated.
     

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    I know its bad but it is finished.
     

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