Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Glass Jun 30, 2014. 3 Replies 0 Likes
Reaching out to any Ashborn banjo experts. I am getting ready to make the wooden tesioning ring for my Ashborn replica and am unclear about how it should be attached to be acurate. The way I see it ,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Wolff Feb 10, 2013. 8 Replies 0 Likes
Well I have been patiently biding my time pulling together loads of information on Ashborn banjos and realize that I live two hours away from Wolcottville Ct (Torrington) the home of The James…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Glass Nov 7, 2012. 6 Replies 0 Likes
It's been awhile since I've had time to visit the Minstrel Ning and things look like they have been busy! I am hoping that those of you who are building your own banjos will join in a conversation…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Dalton Aug 10, 2012. 7 Replies 0 Likes
Folks, just checking in with any of you that might be thinking about joining us this Saturday. If you could, would you let me know if you are considering coming so I can get a tentative head count?…Continue
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Great news! I am but a few weeks from finishing my Sweeney replica banjo! This is my first attempt at a Minstrel Banjo build and it is going great so far. I have some locally harvested Black Walnut that I am using and love the look. Still trying to figure out how to join the ends of my tension hoop. Hardware has been ordered from Pickard Banjos. A few more hand rubbed coats of finish on the pot and I will be ready for the head to be installed. I am convinced that I am forgetting something…Continue
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thanks, Brian. yes, see you down the road for sure!
Brian - I meant to give you my email address when I was there yesterday:
It was great to meet you (and your wife) and spend time talking, playing and looking at your banjo building projects. I went home and ordered some music books and CDs. Hopefully we can do the gathering again with more folks next time. And hopefully my finger will heal by then.
Thanks Brian, I'll look him up.
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