Banjo Number One. Another view of my first banjo in process. Note the sections and joints making up the ring. Based on notes and drawings from Fox Fire Books . Foxfire continues to be a fresh, exciting experience for all of us because of the basic generosity and good will that run strong and deep within most people. This project was to build my own 5 string banjo on as low a budget as of the Fox Fire books and they have a wonderful section on making your own banjo.

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ALSO, this banjo has a 2-degree slant to the neck relative to the pot. I’ve been doing them in a straight line on scroll pegheads, and that looks so foxfirw better. Did give it a brighter tone Here is a kit that says it can be converted from fretted to fretless and then back. I just saved you almost posts. But fiddles are tough It has a good old time plunk and a decent volume so, the only thing I’ve changed was the bridge.

If you want to get your children out and busy with their hands these books are a foxfkre stimulus! You may, hanjo, start a new topic and refer to this topic with a link: Also too nervous to hang out in bars, where expressing the opinions, jokes, and flirtatious comments that I post here, might get me a piece of commercial-grade furniture upside my head.


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Matthews 3 Gibson Oriole 1 gibson style all po The neck angle was something which puzzled me as I read through Firefox 3 several times. I would like to benefit from someone’s actual experience. You moisten the skin and drape it over the stovepipe, then position it. Mike, Fozfire believe that “cake tin” banjo that inspired you was made by Stanley Hicks who made my mountain banjos.

Eww Eww Sound Bytes please. I found poplar in several sizes and short lengths at Home Depot. There is no fine tuning of head tension but see the diagram from the first page that has a simple tensioning device.

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I had never built an instrument before, and this one is playable! One of these days I’ll build the banjo.

Originally posted by mike gregory I should like post 22, to be some sort of Significant Message. Gotta run quick, if this didnt answer the question try again David Pickett’s maple block rim is featured.

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I also build the necks fairly thick. Mountain Banjo Build Please note this is an archived topicso it is locked and unable to be replied to. Beginning Bluegrass Banjo by Ned Luberecki’ 1 hr.


Stanley’s plans are those printed in Foxfire 3. I don’t know if he’s still around.

The action at the upper area of the finger board is usually pretty high on the non-angled neck. I cant make things that refined on the account of currently being a cityslicker without a place to do crafts. Just a simple recording of the “way things used to be foxgire.

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Email Newsletter Weekly newsletter includes free lessons, favorite member content, banjo news and more. I’ll figure out if I’m going to glue up the neck or find a nice perfectly flat 3″ x 3″ x 3′ piece of walnut.

I rarely spend time above the 10th fret and intend to use steel strings, although I’ll try some nylons too. Solo, I angle my neck heel. I made and drank way too much of my own beer and wine. The front and back are as mentioned above, with tabs that fasten to the heel fxofire the neck. You can find neck templates on my free PDF plan here: