Posted by 5strings3picks1banjo on Sunday, October 17, 2010
Well some of you might have noticed I am never around. I have had a busy winter with a fair few jobs on the go. Bought a new home, had a new baby and my 16 yr old has finally come to live with me so I am adjusting to being a father. It seems I just don't have time to achieve what I used to do. My banjo work runs late into the night after family duties and weekends between family duties. Man do I feel busy, I never seem to stop. (whinge whine sook sook) Get on with it :)
I would like to thank all the customers we have completed work for and those who are still waiting. I have done a few nut jobs and fret work, chased the cause of rattles, made custom bridges, made tension hoop, rims, machined rims to fix tonering problems, headstock overlays, custom inlay work, neck scooping, heel angle/ action work, assembled peoples parts, cut flange cutouts on necks, repaired banjo mandolins, changed skins, made mandolin bridges, posted banjos and parts around Australia wow I have had a busy winter.
Thank you to Plucky fingers who we built a Hickory openback, whyte ladie tonering for his saga neck. It turned out awesome as a clawhammer jo. The 4th string is one of the best sounds I have heard for clawhammer. It has presence and tone which I think a lot of openbacks miss. I hope he will post some pictures and sound files soon to share. Thanks to Ian who is waiting for his custom neck. Ian made his own block rim which I machined for his Huber tonering and we are building a curly maple neck with Bella Voce inlays, he has asked for no names on the headstock. He wanted the Eureka name on it but we had to explain that is our own model with our block rims. I know he carn't wait until we finish it..
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