Step 3: Materials
All material used here were either purchased or found in our junk pile. The wood for the stock of 24 in. long was a pine wood.It was
smooth after fileing and sanding and coated with lacquer.
Ref. assembly dwg. for Item 1. stock.
Item 2- Front guide bridge- any plastic gift card or stiff .o15 plastic.Plastic guide tube -any semi-hard plastic tube or rod material.
same for the width control .62 in. wide shown. It is used to keep the strings in the slots from vibrating out if the slots are too wide.
3- Back bridge -- pine.
4-Box- Purchased at Micheals stores. [Cigar box unfinished ,Darice Inc.Strongville Oh.] approx t $5.00
5-6-7-8 Slider.. Has a low friction plastic attached to it. This plastic was .o19 thick clear package material . Easy to bend on an vise .
Same plastic is used for underside of slider wood. Glue to slider with E6000 glue.Let cure for 8 hours.
9-Crimps- used at anchor and the 3 tuner screws. Small eyelets are best to use at the tuner screws to tie on strings..
10 String- Stretch string or cord as used in making jewelry items. 1millimeter dia. about 15 foot spool. [$2.50} [Stretch Magic].