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5 string License Plate banjo

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Project by Jim posted 07-05-2018 07:33 PM 650 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Five-string open-back banjo with bent red oak sides, white oak top, maple neck and bridge, cherry fretboard and headstock, and walnut tailpiece. The license plate belongs to a retired faculty colleague. It’s not loud, but it plays. EDIT: 2nd picture shows kerfed lining & bent sides.





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#1 posted 07-06-2018 03:04 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Jim!

Rick

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 07-06-2018 10:59 AM

Looks good! Can you post more pictures please? Haven’t built one yet but did buy David Sutton’s book, An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars so it’s just a matter of time!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#3 posted 07-06-2018 02:04 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Mike, I added a progress photo. Lots of wisdom and other stuff over at cigarboxnation.com. I’ve done a dozen or more, some decorative/commemorative and some to beat sounds out of. If you get into it, I have a fret-cutting crosscut sled setup that works pretty well.

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#4 posted 07-06-2018 04:12 PM

This is so nice and beautifully done.

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

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#5 posted 07-06-2018 04:58 PM

Thanks Jim! I’ve been learning a lot from a guy who goes by the named CarveOne on the Vectric forum. He’s been pushing me to jump in with both feet… Who knows? It could happen!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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