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Progress report youtube vid

 when I took time off to learn flamenco , a couple of folks said to post something when I learned  something.  well here it is warts and all. a fun style guitar.     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiBJ4TrrGAY

 

Im sorry I forgot how to embed a vid

 

Steve

Added by Steve Jeter on July 24, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

see you sooner or later

 To the few amigos here, I didn't die, or fall off the planet, my musical ADD just one day lately shifted to classical / flamenco guitar,  my brain does what it wants,,, just say so long fo a bit,,, but Im sure Ill be back,

take care

Steve

 

to those who don't care, sorry to waste your minute

Added by Steve Jeter on June 5, 2013 at 8:49am — 10 Comments

step by step for lurkers

 we know this community is small,,, but I wonder how many people never register ,,, but still use the site...

The reason Im wondering is ,, I thought of making a super easy note by note vid of a super easy tune like Calabash Dance,,  it can be as easy as 3 fingered notes and the open ones of course. 

but I don't know if it would be of any help,,, to me its easier than the first tune I learned juba.....  

per Tims post remembering..... I remember the wknd 2 yrs ago when I…

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Added by Steve Jeter on April 17, 2013 at 8:32am — No Comments

Got $ and lots of fun

 I asked about how to get tips,, well I got some , not a lot 38.00. but paid for gas.    I got to play a lot of tunes,, best part was playing with the kids. I had 3 sets of wooden spoons{homemade attached at end} and my homemade tambo... there were a lot of times I had them all in use. 4 kids playing along.  coal black rose was the easiest to play to .  Fun to see how some kids had natural timing, some didn't.  many pics taken and some kids came back to play more.  Git up in de morning was…

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Added by Steve Jeter on April 8, 2013 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

Period straw hat

 Ive had a Amish, it was a hot bugger, I know you can say , man up ,,, but I hate a hot head :)   what kind of straw would be period 1850 aboutish?   Van Goghs straw looks like it would work,, but he aint selling

 I actually want something I could wear for "costume" and just outdoors,,,, so I could get a natural worn in look

Added by Steve Jeter on June 5, 2012 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

sharpening cabinet or card scraper

 any yall use a scraper? and if you do, how do you sharpen it?

I got a set from woodcraft,, and when new it was great,  I took a LOT of sanding out , I cant handle much sanding , it hurts my lungs ,, even with a mask,,, i abused them as a younger man

Added by Steve Jeter on June 5, 2012 at 10:16am — 3 Comments

got a fever

 Just ordered a peg shaper, enough pegs for 5 banjos, almost have my 2nd finished, a cold got me down some. A gourd is up next.  I am lovin it.

Added by Steve Jeter on April 17, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments

wknd

Hope everybody has a great wknd. and some fun with your banjo

Added by Steve Jeter on April 13, 2012 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Union Jig

 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

Great bldg. long wknd

 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…

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Added by Steve Jeter on March 26, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

Stitcher Neck Kit

 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

Oh Pray Goody

Added by Steve Jeter on March 9, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Injun Rubber Overcoat

 Pardon the klinkers

Added by Steve Jeter on March 9, 2012 at 10:29am — 2 Comments

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