Banjo #4: More Glue, More Clamps!

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Blog entry by Brett posted 04-20-2012 05:29 PM 1315 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This is getting fun! Seriously!

This is such a mental releif from the usual “box” type project that I seem to do. If you look at my gallery, you would ask yourself, “What is he talking about, usual box type project?”.

Well, most of them are not posted on there because they were just that, a box type project. Nothing really unique or new to me. But since I have a lathe, I have been thinking outside of the box. At least the square box!

I have also been working on a pulpit and it has been inspiring and challenging at times but in essence, it is still just a box.

This banjo has been a great break from the usual and I am learning to pay attention to details a bit more than I have in the past. I am finding out that woodworking can be as simple or complex as a person wants it to be and I guess that I am starting to challeng myself with new projects and ideas. Enough of that.

The banjo is coming along pretty quickly. I find that if I just do one small step each day, that the project moves along nicely. I can see progress and my mind is stimulated with excitement to do the next step in the project. I really can’t wait to get to play it!

As the title says, more glue and more clamps. More gluing wood (quartersawn sycamore) to the head and and another layer to the pot or body of the banjo.

The pictures will do the talking.

If there are any comments or questions, please let me know. This should be an experience for all of us!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 04-21-2012 09:50 AM

that’s looking like a banjo now .great job . i can see it with a nice finish, cant wait pulpit look good too

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