Banjo #7: Installed Hardware and Head

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Blog entry by Brett posted 05-02-2012 01:42 AM 1355 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If any of you follow my blog, you know that I don’t “say” much. I let the pictures tell the story.

You will be able to see that I have installed the tension brackets (12) and have put the head on too. It actually looks like a banjo! I am really excited to get to hold this instrument and try to learn to play it!

After I had started on this project, I found a banjo on Craigslist that I wanted to buy but, I had already ordered the parts for this one and I couldn’t swing the money for both. I actually contacted the place where I ordered the parts (Stewart-McDonald) to see if I could cancel my order but it had already been processed and was out to be shipped (fast service). If I could have cancelled the order, I would have bought the CL banjo. But as the order of the universe would have it (orchestrated by God) I had my parts on the way and MAN, I am soooooo glad that I did! I think that I will appreciate the banjo so much more than if I had just bought one.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 01:54 AM

Brett is a clever lad. This is looking cool mate. You’ll have a band soon!
Are you going to skin a goat for the drum? I have a drum (not a banjo) we bought for the kids from a gypsy fair. They must have used an old Billy. Still smells of Billy goat.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 02:47 AM

It’s coming together nicely.

-- I never finish anyth

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 10:32 PM

looking relay good like a prow are you making a video of this build


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#4 posted 05-03-2012 11:06 PM

Thanks guys!

Robbie, I am not making a video for this one. I might make one when it is all finished to show it off.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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