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Hitting the road with dogs in tow for Happy Turksgiving, more snaps to come. Happy Holidays y’all! .
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#renanbanjos #banjomaker #banjobuilding #mahogany #rvamakers #handmade #artisan #madeinusa
...and the roughed out rim is done. It'll be a while before I drill the holes for mounting the hardware and have a neck done. Step by step. #banjobuilding #woodworking #smallshop
...and the roughed out rim is done. It'll be a while before I drill the holes for mounting the hardware and have a neck done. Step by step. #banjobuilding  #woodworking  #smallshop 
Used my bagpipe making skills to add a tone ring to a vintage banjo.
Used my bagpipe making skills to add a tone ring to a vintage banjo.
A forest of clamps. The first two rings are done and now glueing on the rough sized third ring before the last round of the router. #banjobuilding  #woodworking  #smallshop
Routing the inside of a circle to build up s banjo rim. A lathe would be nice but in my tiny shop I don't have room. I clamp guides to the router table to help brace the piece and work slowly so the bit doesn't catch and throw the ring across the room...
#banjobuilding  #woodworking  #smallshop
Routing the inside of a circle to build up s banjo rim. A lathe would be nice but in my tiny shop I don't have room. I clamp guides to the router table to help brace the piece and work slowly so the bit doesn't catch and throw the ring across the room... #banjobuilding  #woodworking  #smallshop 
Nothing like using an oversized disposable Japanese saw to slot frets on fancy banjos. #banjo #luthier #classicbanjo #dropthumbsnotbombs #banjobuilding #handcrafted #japanesetools #woodworking
12" Cherry with brass tubaphone and @brooksmasten hardware finished. 
#banjo #handmade #woodworking #countybanjoco #tubaphone #cherry #luthier #banjobuilding #princeedwardcounty
Hey look! Something other than a telecaster for a change. This little guy I built a while back, but just got around to glazing and lacquering it with @the_wooden_dog. #banjo #banjobuilding #dropthumbsnotbombs #diy #makeyourownshit
Frets are in and flush on No.16 ‘Linthead’. Now to carve! .
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#renanbanjos #banjobuilding #rvamakers #makestuff
Testing the homemade fretless (a-scale) banjo 🐸 #fretlessbanjo #banjobuilding #triplectuning
Roughing out No. 16, ‘Linthead’ .
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#renanbanjos #rvamakers #madeinrva #handmade #banjomaker #banjobuilding #woodworking
Knitting almost done. Thought it it would go fast with baby clothes but this one took forever. Sweatshop style in the end. And as you might have noticed, no banjos lately which is due to my lack of a decent workshop. Will move from Stockholm in a month and start to set up a small workshop there. Finally!! #banjo #banjobyggare #banjobuilding #knitting #sweatshop
Knitting almost done. Thought it it would go fast with baby clothes but this one took forever. Sweatshop style in the end. And as you might have noticed, no banjos lately which is due to my lack of a decent workshop. Will move from Stockholm in a month and start to set up a small workshop there. Finally!! #banjo  #banjobyggare  #banjobuilding  #knitting  #sweatshop 
Cherry blossom in Cherry wood. Since there won't he a fifth string peg, I got the idea to add some decoration there, while burning in my logo on the backside of the headstock.
#woodburning #cherry #cherryblossom #banjo #banjobuilding #neck #woodworking #idea #string #instument #musical #mainesmallbusiness #tryingouthashtags
What's the 21st century banjo look like? RB 'Buzzard' No. 12. .
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#renanbanjos #banjobuilding #clawhammer #rvamakers #handmade #maker #artisan #woodworking #madeinrva
Going with a simple peg head for this banjo #banjobuilding #mountainbanjo #banjo
Finishing Time! - - -  Well, I got a few things in the mail then it will be all tightened up. See ya 👋🏻 later till then. 🏃🏻I think I love October because it’s round... #banjos #instrumentbuilding #banjobuilding  #luthier #electricbanjo
Spent the day working on a new neck template and glued up the neck blank for the walnut mountain banjo. #banjobuilding #mountainbanjo
Working on the pot of a walnut mountain banjo #banjo #banjobuilding #mountainbanjo
Dearest #cherry, your a pleasure to work with. Add some mahogany and maple to add a touch of other colors. 
#Slothead  #fivestringbanjo with a #tunneledfifth. #banjo #banjobuilding
Stoked for No. 15, been sometime since I've done an all maple banjo. .
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#renanbanjos #clawhammer #banjomaker #banjo #banjobuilding #rva #rvamakers
Every Renan Banjo is original. .
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#banjomaker #clawhammer #renanbanjos #oldtimemusic #brass #banjobuilding
I learnt to play in my late 20ies and struggled a lot. Hopefully will this one have a better go. ;) #banjobuilding #children #clawhammerbanjo
Walnut mountain banjo in the works. #banjobuilding #mountainbanjo #banjo #dropthumbsnotbombs
Hey Old Time Community, this banjo needs a new home!  Check out @banjobeulah365 page for further detail, she wants to auction this pretty parts banjer to benefit her Aunts family who lost their home to Irma! Please repost, share this post or hers, pass around! The old time community is great because of its sharing and giving and love and humanity with all walks. It takes a village! #irmarelief #hurricaneirma #banjo #oldtimebanjo #oldtimemusic #dropthumbsnotbombs #clawhammer #auction #banjobuilding #banjoshop #woodworking #irma #houston #texas
Hey Old Time Community, this banjo needs a new home! Check out @banjobeulah365 page for further detail, she wants to auction this pretty parts banjer to benefit her Aunts family who lost their home to Irma! Please repost, share this post or hers, pass around! The old time community is great because of its sharing and giving and love and humanity with all walks. It takes a village! #irmarelief  #hurricaneirma  #banjo  #oldtimebanjo  #oldtimemusic  #dropthumbsnotbombs  #clawhammer  #auction  #banjobuilding  #banjoshop  #woodworking  #irma  #houston  #texas 
Well this is a good stopping point, to be continued friends. Time now for an international trip... .
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#renanbanjos #vacationtime #banjoshop #rvamakers #woodworking #banjobuilding #banjo #spec #makestuff #makersgonnamake
" talking about Art, is like trying to French kiss over the telephone..." - Terry Allen .
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#terryallen #art #banjobuilding #banjo #rvamakers #madeinrva #handmade #brass #banjomaker #woodworking #texaszen
Guess there wont be any gourd banjos this season. Unless I do miniature ones. #banjobyggare #banjobuilding #fretlessbass #growing #gourdbanjo #gourd
New head for my first electric banjo came in today! #banjo #remo #notremo #drumheads #banjobuilding #eclipse2017 #banjogram #luthier #stringedinstrument #banjos
I haven't used a lathe since 8th grade... it took a little bit of trial and a whole lot of error, but I'm pretty stoked on how this walnut rim turned out. #banjobuilding #banjo #lathe #woodworking #luthiery
The banjo next to its inlay inspiration. #gotland #närsholmen
#banjobuilding #clawhammerbanjo #woodworking #swedish #banjobyggare
Took some pictures of the närsholmen banjo besides the lighthouse that inspired the peghead inlay. Wanted the the last sun of the day to hit the lighthouse. Managed to get the pic with a 3 min margin before the sun disappeared. Phue. Here is a behind the scene shot. #banjobuilding #clawhammerbanjo #woodworking #swedish #banjobyggare #wood #photography
Seat of the pants neck reset on my friends banjo with tools at hand....#oldtimeisagoodtime #banjobuilding #banjobuilder
Here visiting my family in Carlsbad. Checking out the Museum of Making Music. Was really cool. #awesomepix #banjogram #banjobuilding
Block rim is glued and ready for turning, getting closer to becoming a banjo. #woodworking #lutherie #luthier #lathe #banjo #banjobuilding #madeinminnesota #walnut #growninminneaota
Another step closer. Assembled, checked, and just waiting to make the bridge, and string it up. #fretless #banjos #banjobuilding #tackhead
Just a few more coats of oil in the coming days and I'll be ready to put on the head and assemble. #banjo #banjobuilding #hanginginthewind
In all honesty, my previous attempt at making tuning pegs was.... A borderline failure. The shafts were tapered wrong and the general design was bad. This is attempt number two and very much a better design and execution. The wood is Pau ferro.
#dontalwaysgetitrightthefirsttime #banjobuilding
In all honesty, my previous attempt at making tuning pegs was.... A borderline failure. The shafts were tapered wrong and the general design was bad. This is attempt number two and very much a better design and execution. The wood is Pau ferro. #dontalwaysgetitrightthefirsttime  #banjobuilding 
Part of being an amateur luthier is making mistakes. I made one installing the goat skin head on my new banjo. I didn't stretch it enough initially which made it impossible to tighten to my liking due to the flesh hoop bottoming out on the neck. So....I put on an amber elite head and now it really sings. Some say that plunky is better and some prefer a banjo with sustain. Nobody is right and nobody is wrong. #itsyourbanjo #amateurluthier #banjobuilding #banjosustain #89onthedrumdial barloknife
Part of being an amateur luthier is making mistakes. I made one installing the goat skin head on my new banjo. I didn't stretch it enough initially which made it impossible to tighten to my liking due to the flesh hoop bottoming out on the neck. So....I put on an amber elite head and now it really sings. Some say that plunky is better and some prefer a banjo with sustain. Nobody is right and nobody is wrong. #itsyourbanjo  #amateurluthier  #banjobuilding  #banjosustain  #89onthedrumdial  barloknife
My first true dowelstick. All others have been fixes or a different system.
#banjobuilding #dowelstick
Making some handmade tuning pegs for the latest banjo. Olive wood. 
#olivewood #banjobuilding
Output, potentiometers, selector switch, etc... #emg #banjobuilding #opensourcebanjos
Sandy boys, shot just before i became a dad. Played on the second banjo i built. Walnut and dobson. #clawhammerbanjo #banjobuilding #gotland
⬅️for more. Almost 18 months to build this banjo. Finished today. #banjobuilding #amateurluthier #inlay #backstrap
Finally done with the #handdrumbanjo. Well still experimenting with bridges. Will post a sound clip when I learn how to play lol
#oldtimebanjo #banjobuilding #banjo
Swipe for more pics
Half way to a fretless tackhead. All the  way into a messy shop. 
#fretless #banjobuilding #banjo #maple #mahogany #messyshop #illcleantheshopsomeday
Brass has higher malleability than bronze or zinc. The relatively low melting point, 1650-1720F make it an easy material to cast. By varying proportions of copper and zinc, the properties of brass can be changed, allowing hard and soft brasses. Wikipedia.
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#renanbanjos #oldtimemusic #clawhammer #fretless #rva #madeinrva #handmade #smallbiz #woodworking #brass #vaisforlovers #custombanjo #banjobuilding
Going to give #howardfeednwax a try as a finish on my #handdrumbanjo #banjobuilding #banjos #oldtimebanjo #howardproducts @howard_products
Fretting. I have a video il upload once I can get to my old phone as well. #banjos #luthier #osb #opensourcebanjos #bandjonny #fretwork #banjobuilding
Post fishing test , after he brought 30 to hand... #flyfishthesurf #banjobuilder #banjobuilding #oldtimeisagoodtime
Got my friend Daniel to do a little pre- fishing session banjo test #oldtimeisagoodtime #banjobuilding #banjobuilder #flyfishthesurf
Custom made neck plates. Pre engraving and finishing! #banjobuilding #luthier
Thanks to @dixiesarno who loaned me some fancy photography equipment to document my current banjo build. Waiting for the oil to dry before assembly. But this a preview of the 12" rim. #banjobuilding #amateurluthier
Thanks to @dixiesarno who loaned me some fancy photography equipment to document my current banjo build. Waiting for the oil to dry before assembly. But this a preview of the 12" rim. #banjobuilding  #amateurluthier 
Sanding sealer is on the neck, finish on the pot. String this thing up next week. Summer Special Sale on this beauty, the 'Circus Dancer' $650. Goes to Clifftop first. Reserve today. Email in bio. .
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#banjobuilding #walnut #woodworking #renanbanjos
Sanding sealer is on the neck, finish on the pot. String this thing up next week. Summer Special Sale on this beauty, the 'Circus Dancer' $650. Goes to Clifftop first. Reserve today. Email in bio. . . . . . #banjobuilding  #walnut  #woodworking  #renanbanjos 
Test fitting the coordinator rods. #banjobuilding #banjomaking #handmadeinireland #summerinireland
Love love the simplicity of 8 brackets. Cheers to @brooksmasten for the hooks & nuts. Custom Renan fab shoes and drilled tension hoop. 'Circus Dancer' should sing some, Calfskin head and 12" thin hoop. Back at it. .
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#renanbanjos #banjobuilding #banjozen #design #art #handmade #rvamakers
200 yr old Virginian Black Walnut from Mathews County. Whole lotta history in this wood. .
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#woodworking #blackwalnut #banjobuilding #banjo #luthier
Ebonized walnut, ebony and black chrome Gotoh tuners .....mmmn yeah! #banjobuildersofamerica #banjobuilder #banjobuilding #diy #oldtimeisagoodtime
Starting on this one today. Cant wait to be finished and hear @squirrelbanjo play it! #banjo #countybanjoco #handmade #woodworking #hobbyluthier #princeedwardcounty #banjobuilding
Fresh hide head on an old build. @menziesartstruments #banjo #banjobuilding #hidehead
More of Zak @docelliott rambling 'Worried Man Blues' on the Renan Fardowner No. 13 .
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#renanbanjos #custombanjo #banjobuilding #clawhammer #rvapickers #madeinrva #rva #playsomethingdifferent
Nice when your neighbor is a master machinist . Milling a tension hoop. #banjobuilder  #banjobuilding #banjobuildersofamerica #diy
Tried out a new 5th string nut, blackend brass pole #banjobuilding #lilac #banjo #woodworking
Summer Special Sale, The Fardowner and Buzzard $950 each, the Circus Dancer $650 till The end of August 2017. Each banjo handcrafted with curly black walnut and custom inlay, each with a unique voice. Meet me the maker at Clifftop aka Appalachian String Band Festival and the @norfolkfest in August. Get your chance to own a Renan Banjo. Play something different. .
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#oldtimebanjo #oldtimemusic #clawhammer #clifftop #stringband #dropthumbsnotbombs #banjobuilding #banjomaker #banjo #handmade #rvapickers #rvamaker #madeinrva #madeinamerica #rva #vaisforlovers #folkmusic #americana
Summer Special Sale, The Fardowner and Buzzard $950 each, the Circus Dancer $650 till The end of August 2017. Each banjo handcrafted with curly black walnut and custom inlay, each with a unique voice. Meet me the maker at Clifftop aka Appalachian String Band Festival and the @norfolkfest in August. Get your chance to own a Renan Banjo. Play something different. . . . . . #oldtimebanjo  #oldtimemusic  #clawhammer  #clifftop  #stringband  #dropthumbsnotbombs  #banjobuilding  #banjomaker  #banjo  #handmade  #rvapickers  #rvamaker  #madeinrva  #madeinamerica  #rva  #vaisforlovers  #folkmusic  #americana 
Finally back to my banjo build! shaping the neck is probably the most difficult and fun part of the process.
#mfpbehindthescenes #badwolf #oldtimebanjo #banjobuilding #banjo #woodworking
Banjo element coming together #banjobuilding  #banjobuilder #banjobuildersofamerica #diy
Hanging out about here with the banjo. #gotland #banjobuilding
They say 'distance adds beauty', well I say look at the details. High Quality & Originality. Constructed to last a lifetime, every Renan Banjo is a unique timepiece. Play something different. .
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#renanbanjos #luthier #banjomaker #banjobuilding #clawhammer #custombanjo #banjo #handmade #artisan #madeinamerica #madeinrva #rvamakers #ethos
Another past build. #9 
12" Dobson, brass hardware
Ebony and walnut and cherry, gotoh tuners, @menziesartstruments goat skin 
#woodworking #handmade #hobbyluthier #oldtimemusic #banjo #countybanjoco #countyup #princeedwardcounty #banjobuilder #banjobuilding #dropthumbsnotbombs
Another tryout on the fretless. Gospel plow this time. #fretlessbanjo #banjobuilding #lilac