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Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/16/2019:  04:52:38


I wrapped up this build a week ago or so and have so enjoyed playing it. Ive been calling it the glass bottom banjo. It was a fun challenge trying some new things I had not seen before. The Tension hoop and hooks are all one piece so it comes off and on all at once. The plan was to make a glass tone ring for it. Right now it has a brass ring on posts but Im thinking I will use it as a tester to make a wooden tone ring and a couple of others while I work out the glass one. In the end I can test how they all sound on there. Im working with a glass blowing artist to make the ring as my attempts at casting one was a disaster. haha. Anyhow just thought I would share. Let me know what you think?? You can see the whole story behind it here. jdgraham.net/2019/09/glass-bottom-banjo/

Pot is Walnut and Cherry
Neck is Walnut and Cocobolo with Acrylic fret markers
Headstock is Cocobolo with machined steel and leather insets.
Head is a clear Remo head with a linoleum cut printing on the inside
Hardware is all hand fabricated steel
Tailpiece is Steel and machined Brass
Bridge and nut are acrylic (but also I have versions out of Holly)
Adjustable damper is frosted mylar


DC5 - Posted - 09/16/2019:  05:57:43


Very purty. I'll be waiting to hear how it works out when you get the glass tone ring worked out.

banjopicks - Posted - 09/16/2019:  06:25:22


Nice design.

tbeeson58 - Posted - 09/16/2019:  06:39:10


nice!

lazlototh - Posted - 09/16/2019:  16:51:41


Beautiful!

Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/17/2019:  19:04:30


Thanks!

Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/17/2019:  19:05:01


quote:

Originally posted by tbeeson58

nice!






I apprecatie it



 

Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/17/2019:  19:06:03


quote:

Originally posted by DC5

Very purty. I'll be waiting to hear how it works out when you get the glass tone ring worked out.






Me too Ill keep you all updated. You can here it as it is right now here youtube.com/watch?v=pH7CLE9-1t...=youtu.be

Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/17/2019:  19:06:30


quote:

Originally posted by banjopicks

Nice design.






Thanks it was a fun one to work through!

eagleisland - Posted - 09/18/2019:  05:53:51


I love it. Not being an adherent of clawhammer style I'm no one to judge on the musical qualities of your instruments (they sound good to me!), but as objects of art - and I do think these are true art - I think your work is exciting and delightful.

Can't wait to see what surprises from your workshop come next!

tohorse - Posted - 09/18/2019:  05:59:38


Beautiful, just beautiful, true art

Jonnycake White - Posted - 09/18/2019:  07:31:49


Very nice. I wish I had your skill in cutting linoleum blocks. I notice you used a wood flange, which I have been doing my last couple of builds also (plus another in progress). I really like them, they are comfortable to play and are lighter than brass brackets. See my hangout photo album "Whaling Banjo" for one of mine - also with a boat heel.

Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/21/2019:  11:10:18


quote:

Originally posted by Jonnycake White

Very nice. I wish I had your skill in cutting linoleum blocks. I notice you used a wood flange, which I have been doing my last couple of builds also (plus another in progress). I really like them, they are comfortable to play and are lighter than brass brackets. See my hangout photo album "Whaling Banjo" for one of mine - also with a boat heel.






Yeah Ill check out the Whaling Banjo! Linoleum is always fun to cut it matters what kind some just crumble. Having decent stuff that you mount flat and sharp tools makes all the difference. Yeah I love the wood flange ashborn style pot. But its really the only style I have made. I end up making heavy hardware each time haha I really should try and make a light one. 

Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/21/2019:  11:10:45


quote:

Originally posted by tohorse

Beautiful, just beautiful, true art






I really appreciate that. Thank you!

Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/21/2019:  11:11:52


quote:

Originally posted by eagleisland

I love it. Not being an adherent of clawhammer style I'm no one to judge on the musical qualities of your instruments (they sound good to me!), but as objects of art - and I do think these are true art - I think your work is exciting and delightful.



Can't wait to see what surprises from your workshop come next!






I appreciate it! Thanks. I like how they sound too. I have one Im working on now that will be more classic so we will see how that is...

Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/21/2019:  11:17:37


quote:

Originally posted by Jonnycake White

Very nice. I wish I had your skill in cutting linoleum blocks. I notice you used a wood flange, which I have been doing my last couple of builds also (plus another in progress). I really like them, they are comfortable to play and are lighter than brass brackets. See my hangout photo album "Whaling Banjo" for one of mine - also with a boat heel.






I tried to find your hangout photo album but couldnt find the whaling banjo. Im pretty new here where I am looking??

Jonnycake White - Posted - 09/22/2019:  08:22:07


quote:

Originally posted by Lines Chisels and Brayer

quote:

Originally posted by Jonnycake White

Very nice. I wish I had your skill in cutting linoleum blocks. I notice you used a wood flange, which I have been doing my last couple of builds also (plus another in progress). I really like them, they are comfortable to play and are lighter than brass brackets. See my hangout photo album "Whaling Banjo" for one of mine - also with a boat heel.






I tried to find your hangout photo album but couldnt find the whaling banjo. Im pretty new here where I am looking??






Click on my name to get to my home page, then on Media (under activity), then on photos, then View All, then select the Whaling Banjo album from thumbnails.  It seems harder than it used to be.


Edited by - Jonnycake White on 09/22/2019 08:24:26

hardleydavidson - Posted - 09/23/2019:  04:26:07


I like that a lot!!! nice work

Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/29/2019:  04:27:51


Thanks a lot it was a super fun build!

Lines Chisels and Brayer - Posted - 09/29/2019:  04:28:58


quote:

Originally posted by Jonnycake White

quote:

Originally posted by Lines Chisels and Brayer

quote:

Originally posted by Jonnycake White

Very nice. I wish I had your skill in cutting linoleum blocks. I notice you used a wood flange, which I have been doing my last couple of builds also (plus another in progress). I really like them, they are comfortable to play and are lighter than brass brackets. See my hangout photo album "Whaling Banjo" for one of mine - also with a boat heel.






I tried to find your hangout photo album but couldnt find the whaling banjo. Im pretty new here where I am looking??






Click on my name to get to my home page, then on Media (under activity), then on photos, then View All, then select the Whaling Banjo album from thumbnails.  It seems harder than it used to be.






Got a chance just now to look through it. yeah great job on the boat language in the heel! I dig it. And I really liked the whale inlay! good stuff man. 

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