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At 11:09pm on November 15, 2008, Charles said…
Hi John,

Thanks for the warm welcome to this forum. It does look very interesting, so I'll spend some time investigating and getting to know about it and the various members.

At 12:52pm on November 22, 2008, Jim Dalton said…
Hey John,

There seems to be some kind of problem.

Tim's reply to "Briggs' last moments" and his new discussion "Gigs and Presentations" aren't appearing as they should. (see the recent exchanges between Tim and me).

Is Ning having problems?
At 9:05pm on November 25, 2008, Zeke D said…
thanks for the welcome to the forum. i have been playing minstel banjo for about 7 months. and i am looking forward to talking w/ you guys to learn one heck of a lot from the people who really mastered this awesome instrument.
At 10:45am on November 27, 2008, Zeke D said…
That sounds good. Like i have been learning off of Bob Flesher's Books and its very tough to get other tunes b/c i am not that talented yet to start making my own tabs.
At 4:19pm on November 29, 2008, Aurelia Perry said…
Thanks for the welcome! Still learning my way around the format, but it looks great! Take care, Aurelia
At 4:55pm on November 29, 2008, Rick Hadley said…
Thanks! I found the link on the Google group. This looks like a much more user friendly system.
At 5:47pm on November 29, 2008, Michael Randolph said…
Thanks, John. It's nice to see familiar faces, such as yours, from the Early Banjo Gatherings. - Mike
At 11:54pm on November 29, 2008, Scott Miller said…
Hi John,

Thank you for the welcome.

You are the one who scarfed up all the high end rib bones at my online store. (Bone Dry Musical Instrument Co.) Hope they're rattlin' okay for you. --Scott
At 9:24am on November 30, 2008, Samurai banjo said…
Thanks !John,
Thank you for the welcome.
I can talk about the minstrel banjo with the friend and I am glad really.

Yokohama Japan
At 2:38pm on November 30, 2008, Forrest Peterson said…
John,thanks for the welcome.

At 3:04pm on November 30, 2008, Chris Via said…
Thanks for the welcome.
Chris Via
At 3:53pm on November 30, 2008, Ron Carnegie said…
Thanks for the welcome!
At 6:02pm on December 5, 2008, Jack said…
Thank you. I'm glad to have found you guys.
At 1:25pm on December 11, 2008, Brian Welch said…

It WAS exciting to put the strings on and hear that first note. Now I have to get it in tune.

I had never done any wood bending before this project, but I have been woodworking with antique handtools and studying traditional methods of woodworking for almost ten years, so I had a good idea of what to do. I have more pictures from the whole process here:

I started the banjo in late July and finished it yesterday, putting in an hour here and an hour there late at night when I had the time and energy. It was a lot of fun.

At 9:23pm on December 12, 2008, razyn said…
I kind of figured out how to read messages, and joined, but I can't find a way to change my avatar from the generic ghost.

Actually, right after I joined, I went to visit my brother in Naperville for a week. Guess I was more or less in your neighborhood. (Brrr.)

At 12:58am on December 13, 2008, razyn said…
I tried that before (and again, since your message came); there's no field or button after Photo on that page. I can change my email address, password, date of birth, and a couple of things down at the bottom of My Page, having to do with links.

At 10:05pm on December 17, 2008, Chris Ownby said…

Thank you for putting this site back up!!!

Chris Ownby
At 1:12pm on December 19, 2008, razyn said…
The link to the main Ning site worked. The Profile page on this (Minstrel Banjo) site doesn't, for the avatar issues. I think that's a glitch -- looks to me as if most of the new members here appear with no photo.
At 5:24pm on December 19, 2008, razyn said…
Just befriending the guys I know, from AEBG or the old forum --
Dick Hulan
At 10:44am on December 23, 2008, CSFIELDMUSIC said…
I am with the Liberty Hall Fifes and Drums. We were at the High Tide Gettysburg event. We only play on calfskin heads without muffles for that true authentic sound. Have you heard us before?

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