Dan Drabek replied to topic 'Could a Vintage Dowel be Replaced With a Rudy Rod ?' 3 days
A while back I posted a long series on "Building the Crow banjo". Recently, one of our members--Rives McDow--surprised me by organizing all the posts into a very attractive 70 page booklet, saved as a PDF file. He organized it into chapters with clickable links that will take you directly to the chosen topics. Also any URL's in the document to outside pages are live links.
Great job Rives and thanks again! I know how much time this takes. And my thanks to Rudy for cluing me in on how to publish the PDF on this forum.
I'm posting a link to the PDF below and will include a link in the Blog section of my Hangout home page. Feel free to copy, print or share the file if you like.
I hope to do a similar series on building the resonator and fabricating custom armrest and tailpiece in the near future.
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Playing Since: 1964
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Retired Designer/Illustrator Played banjo since 1964 Won a 2nd place advanced category at Topanga Canyon Banjo and Fiddle Contest in 1968. Taught banjo & guitar at West Bank school of music, Minneapolis, in the 70's. Have played little music for the past 35 years to pursue career, but just getting back into it now that I'm retired. Miles to go before I sleep. :-> Have been a craftsman/woodworker most of my life. Have built 13 banjos, 1 guitar, a 16ft. cabin cruiser among countless other projects. Was a locally respected restorer of stringed instruments and other antiques before I retired. My hobbies include: Banjo, guitar, woodworking, building musical instruments, karate, boat building, antique restoration, astronomy, canoeing, archery, knife collecting, metal working, shooting & reloading, hiking with my dogs, camping, fishing, not necessarily in that order.
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