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My battle plan

Posted by Uncle_pen on Monday, October 13, 2008

Boys im highly considerin buildin my own banjo, my grandpa owns a saw mill and ive worked with wood as long as i can remember so thats not a problem material wise. i thinkin a walnut fret board, store bought pegs probly just the $11 set of geared guitar pegs. the only damn thing im havin trouble with decidin is how i should make the head (without skinnin out a groundhog), hooks. and tail peice. i can buy the bridge and stuff but i want it to look rustic, have the beauty of natural wood with the fine grain and stuff so ill finish it with linseed oil but anyway like i said i want it to be home made i really would like it to be open back but that cuts down on strenth if i was to use a metal tin wash tub or somthin along that line. best i can figure is a small galvinized wash tub would be the way to go, but still again i dont want to buy a whole lot any suggestions would be appreciated greatly

2 comments on “My battle plan”

banjotef Says:
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @5:38:58 AM

WOW!   sounds exciting!   Keep us posted on your progress!

vortex Says:
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @6:20:32 AM

Being a woodworker myself, It sounds like alot of fun.You can buy banjo heads pretty cheap.Maybe you can dirty it up to look rustic.This sounds like something I might want to try. Keep us posted. You got me thinking now,so I better go. Good luck.

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