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Project by busupholstery posted 05-27-2010 05:21 PM 5875 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pot banjo guitar I made from a piece of almond wood and an aluminum pot…....I only had hand tools and an electric drill to work with…...the fingerboard is purple heart as is the headstock overlay…...it has a pickup…....It stays in tune and plays very well

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-27-2010 05:25 PM

Another amazing instrument your very creative I really enjoy your unique work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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busupholstery

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 05:30 PM

Very fun….....

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

#3 posted 05-27-2010 05:36 PM

i bet your wife locks up the kitchen when you get that bored look in your eyes

-- i wonder if obama stood in a wind storm with them big ears of his would he start spinning like a drill bit

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Bearpie

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#4 posted 05-27-2010 05:59 PM

From POPSICLES to PAN, wow, whats next?

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 06:19 PM

Now that’s using what you’ve got!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TungOilTim

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#6 posted 05-27-2010 06:42 PM

Looks great! If only that banjo had a fifth string, Scruggs would play it in a heartbeat.

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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lew

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#7 posted 05-27-2010 07:33 PM

Sweet!!

How about an audio clip. Love banjo music!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 05-27-2010 07:53 PM

Wow! really clever. I relally like your creatitivity… I will bet there aren’t many people who previously cooked food in their instruments.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 05-27-2010 08:03 PM

another cool one … you are in the zone

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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SCOTSMAN

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#10 posted 05-27-2010 09:21 PM

Wow are you in prison or what LOL looks let’s say like the guitar quaint but cute .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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woodpeckerbill

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#11 posted 05-27-2010 09:40 PM

Awesome.
Bill

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RichardMu

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#12 posted 05-27-2010 11:05 PM

Looks great. I think it’s great that you work with hand tools. Great stress reliever.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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Monty Queen

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#13 posted 05-28-2010 01:02 AM

Great job looks good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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joey

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#14 posted 05-28-2010 03:27 PM

you have to be one of my favorite lumerjocks anyone who will use a stool as a work bench and make a banjo out of a pot is all right with me.
Joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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sras

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#15 posted 06-01-2010 02:28 AM

Wow! Thanks for sharing your work. These are very interesting!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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