Banjo Number One. Another view of my first banjo in process. Note the sections and joints making up the ring. Based on notes and drawings from Fox Fire Books . Foxfire continues to be a fresh, exciting experience for all of us because of the basic generosity and good will that run strong and deep within most people. This project was to build my own 5 string banjo on as low a budget as of the Fox Fire books and they have a wonderful section on making your own banjo.
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I just ordered Foxfire 3 at Amazon.
I’m posting one of his letters regarding making my “banjor” and another of him sitting on his porch with my “dulcimore”.
Jim D, I just had to go find my Foxfire 3 and look it up. Typical 1x lumber works fine, too Originally posted by Pluckin Mutha quote: That may be the best way to start, then go on to a more homemade project.
Solo, I angle my neck heel. I cant make things that refined on the account of currently being a cityslicker without bqnjo place to do crafts. The neck angle was something which puzzled me as I read through Firefox 3 several times.
I’ve got the entire Foxfire series. My pot is not perfectly round. The second was a bass dulcimer ganjo from Randy Rich, in Colorado. Sadly in a way, I would say that the most of the contributors foxire pasted on now and just think of the additional knowledge that has been lost and not recorded. Rudy, your pdf plan is absolutely brilliant, as is your site in general. Here’s are photos of my “spare” and of one of Stanley’s letters regarding the project: Hicks does a foxfre job, the one in plate 78 was the work of M.
Anyway, please keep track, and notify me when I get close to 22, posts, since that’s Five Of A Kind, and, in poker, would either be a winning hand with a wild card or get me shot as a cheater. I would like to benefit from someone’s actual experience.
banko Spent the early 60’s in High school more or less and in the navy mostly out of country and out of touch. This is a custom made banjo inspired by the mountain banjos of Foxfire 3. You may, however, start a new topic and refer to this topic with a link: To my eye, a three degree angle would look out of place, but having some angle does help playabiity, so I build mine with a one degree neck angle.
The Banjo plans in “Foxfire 3” are great. Kind of overdid it, but the woman I made it for really likes purple. I’ve never seen one of his instruments. The plan is foxfirs as a PDF file and has been drawn as a full size print. I’ve got a gourd for the pot. Thats interesting how the rear plate has a smaller opening than the head MB, pretty much all the ones I have seen and consequently, the ones I make are banoj about 2 inches thick overall.
How thin do you think you could go for a neck without reinforcement?
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It’s black walnut, made from a log that Stanley said he pulled out from under a railroad trestle where it had washed up. Jim D, I seem to have foxgire my Foxfire book in the last move.
Enter just Foxfire into the title search block and Wigginton into the author search block there are other books with the word Foxfire in the title.
One of these days I’ll build the banjo.
A whole bunch of middle class suburban kids started dreaming about heating with wood, raising their own vegetables, trying herbal remedies, making some of their own cloths, and even brewing their own beer.
It is imperfect as heck, but it is a player. Same effect as the smaller hole above, I believe, a sort of internal resonator. He was fofire his 70s then.
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It sounds nice with gut strings also. The first was black walnut, from a tree that fell down foxifre my mother’s yard. The front and foxdire are as mentioned above, with tabs that fasten to the heel of the neck. Not stupid at all. My new fretted custom 5-long is at buzzardmountain. I also entertained the idea of doing it completely out of poplar from Home Depot.
MountainBanjo, How is the head assembly constructed and attached to the upper wood rim? My mountain banjo has been hanging here, tuned for years and the neck is straight as ever.
If you can find decent 10″ wide hardwood you can do them one piece. If you’re making one according to the Carver Banjo plan, it has no perch stick, so just shape the tabs where the neck piece joins the body piece, to give you a slant.