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Jan 14, 2023 - 8:17:32 AM
17 posts since 1/14/2023

I've recently started to make mountain banjos and I thought this might be a good place to offer my services!

I really love making these and I think they're super fun.

So far I've made a plain, a corn-themed one, and one dedicated to the small town in Texas I grew up in.

I design the full banjo in CAD and use a CNC to cut out the parts (cheating? maybe but I'm a computer guy by trade and its how I got into all of this in the first place haha).

More pics and sound clips are on instagram (@copperhead_automation)

Please let me know if you have any advice for a new builder, or if you're interested in getting one I'd be more than happy to make one for you!

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 01/15/2023 04:47:41

Jan 14, 2023 - 3:51:40 PM
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619 posts since 2/8/2003

Seeing as I do not have instagram, and I imagine a lot others don’t either, maybe you could post pics, or video, or sound bites?

Jan 14, 2023 - 5:28:12 PM
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17 posts since 1/14/2023

Sorry about that, I thought the pictures would attach when i uploaded them.
Here they are!


Jan 14, 2023 - 6:59:20 PM

60165 posts since 12/14/2005

Hey! Looking good!!
If I had a computer thingamabob to do the bits I don't really enjoy, I'd use it, too.

Jan 15, 2023 - 7:43:19 AM
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17 posts since 1/14/2023

mike gregory Thank you! Haha It definitely helps keep me accurate, consistent and I'm not sure I'd be able to do the artwork without it haha.

Speaking of artwork, I'm always looking for new ideas/inspiration so if there's anything you haven't seen on a banjo and would like to let me know!

I'm making more standardized code for bigger runs and seeing just how many are convenient to make at once.

Jan 15, 2023 - 9:22:48 AM
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60165 posts since 12/14/2005

If your thingamabob will do fine lines, why not a pair of fencers, dueling ON a banjo?

Jan 17, 2023 - 6:43:53 AM
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17 posts since 1/14/2023

mike gregory Haha those are some very fine lines!
I don't think I'd be able to fit it onto a neck with my constraints...I think a laser would be able to burn that into a neck with finer detail.
As far as my capabilities, I could probably do something like these dueling frogs!


Jan 27, 2023 - 8:48:27 AM

28 posts since 12/4/2014

Just btw, friends: you can access public Instagram posts on your computer and without an Instagram account! Click the below link and it should work:

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