Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: cookie tin banjo uke dimensions

  1. #1

    Default cookie tin banjo uke dimensions

    Found a nice vintage cookie tin I like that's 10" x 1.5".
    Is that depth too little to get a nice projection? Most of what I've found online seems to be 2".

    Also, what would 3" be too much?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Canberra, Australia
    Posts
    616

    Default

    I am probably not the best person to comment from a technical point of view but I am definitely the person who has made the most cookie tin ukes. I have generally found that the sound is more dependant on the steel than the size. If it makes a nice noise when you tap it it will probably make a nice sounding uke. If it rattles like a banshee it will make a uke that rattles like a banshee and wails like a blues train. Bung a stick in it and see how it goes.
    My friends call me Titch. I have been known to clown.
    Ian Titulaer is my normie name.

    https://sites.google.com/site/titchtheclown/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Catskill Mountains, NY
    Posts
    5,317

    Default

    I look forward to progress or final result photos.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

  4. #4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Titchtheclown View Post
    I am probably not the best person to comment from a technical point of view but I am definitely the person who has made the most cookie tin ukes. I have generally found that the sound is more dependant on the steel than the size. If it makes a nice noise when you tap it it will probably make a nice sounding uke. If it rattles like a banshee it will make a uke that rattles like a banshee and wails like a blues train. Bung a stick in it and see how it goes.
    Thanks. Most cookie tins seem pretty quiet. If I want screaming banshee I think I'd be going more for a gallon olive oil can. I did some research on a cigar box uke site, and it seems like a fair amount are pretty quiet unless they're amped. Are you willing to post photos of those you did? I didn't find as many banjo/ banjo ukes searching around as I did cigar box guitars.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Canberra, Australia
    Posts
    616

    Default

    https://plus.google.com/photos/10666...25012969902641

    Or

    https://goo.gl/photos/vsYTthCBb6SCfaYT7

    Also see my instructable.

    Https://www.instructables.com/id/For...guitarukulele/

    I have altered my technique a little since I did the instructable. I now make some relief cuts in the base and cut/bend the lid hole for the neck.
    My friends call me Titch. I have been known to clown.
    Ian Titulaer is my normie name.

    https://sites.google.com/site/titchtheclown/

  6. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Titchtheclown View Post
    https://plus.google.com/photos/10666...25012969902641

    Or

    https://goo.gl/photos/vsYTthCBb6SCfaYT7

    Also see my instructable.

    Https://www.instructables.com/id/For...guitarukulele/

    I have altered my technique a little since I did the instructable. I now make some relief cuts in the base and cut/bend the lid hole for the neck.
    THANKS!! Now I have to figure out dimensions for neck, etc.

    I'm going to cheat and swipe the neck off a cheap uke and figure I'll have to put on an extension block at neck to get proper measurements (want to put on concert neck onto a round tin or put on a lunch box)
    As far as volume, would a deeper tin help, or putting on some screen resonators? Also after looking at a couple of the tins and lunch boxes, it seems like most people seem to do their builds so the the strings/bridge are on the bottom. Any reason for that? I'd like to save the design for the front if possible.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •