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Project by dshookowsky posted 11-17-2015 08:16 PM 817 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a banjolele that I made with cherry and birdseye maple. Each segment was cut at 22.5 degrees – 16 segments assembled to make a ring. I used a very large hose clamp to hold the segments together and kerfed the joints with a Japanese pull saw until everything came together tightly.

The assembled rings were glued together and then needed to be trued. I don’t have a lathe, so I cut circles on the bandsaw and glued them to the outside of the banjo rim with sheets of paper in between. This assembly was then turned on a dowel vertically and horizontally against a table-mounted router.

I purchased the neck, but it was a bit short for the scale of a banjole – I extended the heel with a block of mahogany and blended it together with the spindle sander and sandpaper. Finish is just tung oil and paste wax.

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#1 posted 11-17-2015 09:11 PM

Nice job.
i have a plan of building something like the same.

-- Brinth, Denmark - "nothing is impossible and everything goes; if you have the will (and the time) to do it"

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