Posted by 5strings3picks1banjo on Monday, September 21, 2009
We are happy to have our new lathe. Although not new but very old, it is very solid and true.This will safe time and help with better fitting of flanges and tonerings. I used it today for the first time to machine a block maple rim which was fitted into our Banjobrothers Eureka bluegrass banjo. I was very happy with the sound of this banjo. I machined the rim 3/4 inch thick instead of 5/8th. I like the sound of the thicker rims like the tube and plate set ups. I had the Eureka set up with a new Huber vintage rim which sounded great but I think the block rim has enhanced the sound and volume. I will let those who played it Saturday, with the Huber rim set up tell me if they find it different now, but I wont mention the changes.
Friday, September 25, 2009 @4:21:40 AM
Glad you got you a Lathe ....That will make your work a lot easier ....I would love to have one....
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