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Banjo #8: All Done!

832 days ago by Brett | 8 comments »

It’s finished! Not much to say really. I had fun and now I have a banjo to try and learn to play! Ha ha Here is a link to the finished project and here is a video of how it sounds. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/65783 I didn’t blog a whole lot on the build but I think most will get the idea, it’s definately NOT a how to blog! Thanks for watching!

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Banjo #2: Clamps Removed

856 days ago by Brett | 0 comments »

Here are some images of the neck with the clamps removed. The fingerboard is glued on with some titebond II. One thing that I didn’t do that was on the example on the website that I am following is a spar in the neck. The 2024 aluminum that I found was $50 for a 3’ piece. Too much for me. So I left that piece out and we will see what becomes of it. If there is a noticable problem for me, I can always make another neck or just make a 2nd version of the banjo with the necessa...

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Banjo #1: The Neck

857 days ago by Brett | 3 comments »

After building my gas can guitar, I thought that I would build a canjo, or “banjo out of a gas can”. Basically, the guitar with a 5th string. After doing some research, (web surfing), I ran across this plan for making a “real” banjo. Here is my weekend progress on the neck of the banjo. It is made from three pieces of madrone laminated together with black walnut for the finger board, and quarter sawn sycamore for the peg head. I will use either ebony or a bone ...

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