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Project by busupholstery posted 01-30-2018 11:42 PM 709 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My custom built Mountain Banjo…..Burled redwood segmented pot top, Port Orford cedar ring and back, calfskin head…..Two piece maple neck, bubinga fret markers, natural edge redwood headstock, geared tuners, fret and side markers…...

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





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BikerDad

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#1 posted 01-30-2018 11:58 PM

Looks fantastic. How does it sound?

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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htl

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#2 posted 01-31-2018 01:01 AM

It’s a beauty and fits right in with your old radio in the back ground.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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Woodknack

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#3 posted 01-31-2018 02:49 AM

Wow, she’s a looker!

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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DeLayne Peck

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#4 posted 01-31-2018 08:33 AM

That is just flat eye-popping. You are truly a greatly gifted woodworker.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#5 posted 01-31-2018 02:56 PM

You did a nice job on this banjo.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 01-31-2018 10:02 PM



It s a beauty and fits right in with your old radio in the back ground.

- htl


And the radio looks like the “Silvertone” that was the 6 volt house radio when I was a kid!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Rick

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#7 posted 01-31-2018 11:59 PM

Very Nice Banjo & Well Done!

Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#8 posted 02-01-2018 12:31 AM

beautiful. Love the wood and the neck is amazing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#9 posted 02-01-2018 01:57 AM

Nice banjo! I keep thinking about the idea of trying to make my own guitar – but I’m slightly intimidated by the neck and the fret board since the layout has to be just right. Am I being overly worrisome?

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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busupholstery

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#10 posted 02-01-2018 11:17 AM

BFamous…...If you start out by building a box guitar…I.E. 3 or 4 string box guitar…..you learn all the basics of building a neck…..look on YouTube at how to build a guitar neck…...the other option is to buy a pre-made fret board on Ebay or even a neck and fret board…..Once you build one it’s a piece of cake…..Good luck

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

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busupholstery

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#11 posted 02-01-2018 11:18 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments…..

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

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BFamous

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#12 posted 02-01-2018 12:31 PM



BFamous…...If you start out by building a box guitar…I.E. 3 or 4 string box guitar…..you learn all the basics of building a neck…..look on YouTube at how to build a guitar neck…...the other option is to buy a pre-made fret board on Ebay or even a neck and fret board…..Once you build one it s a piece of cake…..Good luck

- busupholstery


Thank you. I think I just need to try, going in with the attitude that my first one is not going to be that good. Take it as a lesson and then try to get better.
Maybe sometime this summer…

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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