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IMBanjoJim - Posted - 11/27/2019:  12:07:36

Awhile back I posted a banjo that a friend and I had made out of what I was told was a round antique wooden planter box. Turns out, it was probably a cheese box. I was just at the local Goodwill, and found the modern version of the box, built of thinner wood, and using staples instead of tacks.
I had wondered about that planter designation, since there was no indication it had ever held dirt or water.

Culloden - Posted - 11/27/2019:  12:20:46

I built several wooden top banjos out of cheese boxes a few years ago. I used cigar box necks and some spruce pieces a friend gave me for the tops. The tops were the resonators. They were constructed with a square maple dowel for a perch pole. They had a sound something like a dulcimer. I have several more boxes that I haven't used yet so I should build the rest of them.

wi_gardener - Posted - 11/27/2019:  12:25:28

Mmm, cheese. I love living in Wisconsin, I hate being lactose-intolerant, though.

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 11/27/2019:  16:33:59


Originally posted by wi_gardener

Mmm, cheese. I love living in Wisconsin, I hate being lactose-intolerant, though.

Well, at least you're not banjo intolerant. 

m06 - Posted - 11/28/2019:  01:46:51

I'm having flashbacks to an art college trip to France. One of the students was minded to bring back a used unwashed wooden Camembert box in the van. I like strong cheese, but bringing home a dead relative in a rolled up carpet would've smelled about the same. surpriselaugh

Edited by - m06 on 11/28/2019 01:48:29

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