Minstrel Banjo

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June 2012 Blog Posts (5)


When do we get the live feed from the Pry Barn in Antietam?

Sure wish I was there!

Added by Ian Bell on June 23, 2012 at 9:38am — 19 Comments

What Is It?

I Know thsi is not the perfect place to ask about this, but a student just brought this in. It has a little door in the bottom. Any clues about it?  

Added by Tim Twiss on June 7, 2012 at 6:05pm — 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

Sebastopol Breakdown

Does anyone know the origin of this song. I really like it and upon playing it for some friends that used to live in the Sonoma Valley, said of the town there named Sebastopol. Some rumers that it got it's name sake from;

" The town was originally called Pinegrove, and how the name change occurred is rumored to have something to do with a bar fight in the late 1850s which was likened to the long British siege of the then-Russian seaport of …


Added by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 4, 2012 at 5:28pm — 7 Comments


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