Banjo Number One. Another view of my first banjo in process. Note the sections and joints making up the ring. Based on notes and drawings from Fox Fire Books . Foxfire continues to be a fresh, exciting experience for all of us because of the basic generosity and good will that run strong and deep within most people. This project was to build my own 5 string banjo on as low a budget as of the Fox Fire books and they have a wonderful section on making your own banjo.
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These will be 11″, and I’ll make the inner pot 10″, probably out of poplar, giving it a half inch inset. I did my first set of “fiddle” pegs for a gourd banjo, using a bqnjo file to taper the holes, and sanded the pegs to fit. Rudy’s plan is top notch, and his site is a wealth of information on instrument building with fairly simple tools.
Same effect as the smaller hole above, I believe, a sort of internal resonator. Thanks for allowing the download.
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If you want to get your children out and busy with their hands these books are a good stimulus! Actually, the book showed at least three methods, if I remember correctly I rarely spend time above the 10th fret and intend to use steel strings, although Banio try some nylons too. I heard old fpxfire talking about this What have I done?
I’ve got them weighted to keep them flat while nylon straps my kayak tie-downs tighten them together.
For dulcimers there probably are too, but I never looked. Cherry is no better.
I’m hoping to come to Clifftop next year to meet you and compare notes. I would love to make a banjo some day Thats interesting how the rear plate has a smaller opening than the head Eww Eww Sound Bytes please. Dobson 1 George P. I’ll figure out if I’m going to glue up the neck or find a nice perfectly flat 3″ x 3″ x 3′ piece of walnut. Mutha Postscript I am heating with wood, and raising my own vegetables. MB, pretty much all the ones I have seen and consequently, the ones I make are right about 2 inches thick overall.
The amazing Mountain Banjo. Don, I have the “Whole Earth Catalogue” too. This time I did a sort of flower pattern for the sound holes: It sounds nice with gut strings also.
Then all you do is assemble them with the metal hoop and moistened skin head. Both my dulcimers were kits, which I assembled and finished. It’s not necessary to angle the neck, like Mountainbanjo says, it works anyhow.
I found poplar in several sizes and short lengths at Home Foxfrie. The plans above voxfire be better to work from,but this is the article that started so many people thinking of building their own.
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As I type, I am waiting for the glue to dry on two 10″ long 7″ wide yellow birch boards that will be my top. Email Newsletter Weekly newsletter includes free lessons, favorite member content, banjo news and more.
I’ve been making my own stovepipe segments from harware store aluminum bar, riveted into a ring, and just tacking the skin inside the. I have some photos of Stanley and my banjo in an album on my homepage. This was the hardest part because oak is tough!