|Project by knotfree||posted 11-01-2010 05:38 AM||1339 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Here’s some pictures of a 5 string banjo I made. The neck is maple with an ebony veneer overlay on the headstock and the heel. I also inlaid a mother-of-pearl half moon on the headstock. I couldn’t find a saw with a narrow enough kerf (.023) at a reasonable price to cut the fret grooves, so I purchased the fingerboard already pre-cut for the frets. I only had to press in the fret wires and file them to the correct profile. The rim is also maple. I inlaid an ebony and maple rope banding with some straight ebony purfling below that on the edge of the rim. All the metal items, tuners, tone ring, J-hooks etc., were purchased as I don’t have any metal working equipment. It plays well and sounds great . I’ll shoot some pictures of the finished banjo this week and post them here.