Monday, November 15, 2010 @10:52:44 PM
That is a very innovative internal 4-jaw chuck. My late father was a very talented machinist and would have given you very high praise for the design. In high school I turned a banjo rim using a mahogany press fit chuck/faceplate. After I had established the OD, I pressed the rim into a recess which I turned in the faceplate. That was how I turned the inside surface of the rim. I glued the rim up in sections, like a bongo drum using ash and walnut. I got an award for the banjo. My dad helped me fabricate the metal parts for the pot. I played this banjo for several years til I got a real job and bought a better one.
I still have it but it's been through the wringer, so to speak.
You must be an OK guy, as you like many of my favorite Bluegrass musicians as well as Dave Guard.
Living in Phoenix do you ever bump into Bob Shane?
Your banjos are quite impressive.
Thanks for showing all of us your handiwork.
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