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...
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
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.
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
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. .