For enthusiasts of early banjo
Grain measure banjo with hand made tensioners
Albums: hand made banjos
Location: London, U.K.
What accounts for the difference in color on the hooks? Interesting shoes. I would like to have seen them from inside the pot to see how you attached them.
Different colour hooks? i think its just the light. Unfortunately these shoes fell apart as the solder used wasnt strong enough. Im currently, temporarily, using old shoes from and old 1880 fretless but im hoping to get some cast i the new year.... i'll take another shot of the inside ASAP
I love it, I would love to know more about how you made it
Hi Steve, the pot is an old antique Victorian Sieve (our equivalent to grain measures i suppose). The flesh hoop is a piece or round brass rod 3mm diameter. The tensioning hoop and the hoop at the bottom are pieces of stock steel and joined together with copper rivets. The hooks are the same material as the flesh hoop, bent and threaded. the bracket shoe are brass stock cut and soldered. Unfortunately the solder wasn't strong enough and they fell apart. I'm now temporarily using shoes from my 1880s banjo but will be hopefully getting some cast shortly. The nuts are 6mm brass hex stock that I machined on a lathe... hope this helps.
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