Hey Al Smitley....you going up to the Cromaine this weekend?
I thought I'd share the results of my experiments with bridges of different heights, thicknesses and woods on my tack head minstrel. I made two from aspen and two from cedar. All are horizontal grain.
The original is pine. 2 7/8 L x 9/16 H x 1/4 W x 1/16 - right in picture
The aspen bridges are:
(1) 2 7/8 L x 5/8 H x 1/8 W x 1/16 - left in picture
(2) 2 15/16 L x 9/16 H x 3/16 W x 1/16
cedar: (1) 2 7/8 L x 9/16 H x 5/32 W x…Continue
Does anyone have Union Jig in tab preferably,, or dots?? that they could share ?
Added by Steve Jeter on March 26, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments
I took fri off, intending to put the Bell kit together. but decided to work on my banjo Im building already from scratch.. My pot is basically done. Made a 12" to get some tum tum hopefully. I got the neck down to size using hand tools, I like them and truthfully I dont have any "big " power tools. I am using ,my elec drill, and cut some w/ my bandsaw. But realized you can move a good bit of wood w/ a rasp,,, once i got the hang of it. Did some reading up and found you are…Continue
Added by Steve Jeter on March 26, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments
Just got my wonderful Tery Bell neck kit, cant wait to work on it, I think Ill take tomorrow off.
I then realized the neck blank I have been making was overkill, I have 2 1x4 X26 poplar boards glued together,,, I thought you needed a lot of peghead angle, evidently not. Glad I have a band saw.
Thanks Terry , it looks perfect
Added by Steve Jeter on March 22, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments
Hey Al...(and anybody nearby in lower Michigan)...I'm playing at the Celtic Kettle tonight in Hartland, with my friend Marianne Murphy. Sneaking in a few banjo tunes along with lots of guitar, a little bones, and my Spike Jones Jaw Bone solo.
Come on out if you are able. Showtime is 7:30
Added by Tim Twiss on March 17, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments
Does anybody hear a connection between these two songs?
Added by Tim Twiss on March 15, 2012 at 7:29am — No Comments
Pardon the klinkers
Anybody do this one? Very popular in it's day.
Added by Tim Twiss on March 4, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments
I found this in Dobson's Book, and realized it is also in Buckley 1868....and I passed it by somehow. Anyway, I'm going to go record it this morning....it is as cool as "Les Sylphides" which many of us have grown to appreciate. I love this style on the banjo. I play it hybrid, but was meant for fingerstyle.
Added by Tim Twiss on March 1, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments