Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Who Knows Where All Of The Time Goes

It's hard to believe that a year has passed since I began this blog.

Seems like just yesterday.

My muffin and I are going to the shop now.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Possibilities

I just finished a new banjo today which veers in a new direction. It started with a beautiful piece of maple that I looked at and said, "o.k., let's see what we can do."

Bubinga (African Rosewood) fingerboard. Decorative scoop.

Maple pot and neck.

Bone nut. Ebony truss rod cover. Carved walnut peghead.

Walnut cap.

This departs from the traditional banjo style but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I think I'll keep going in this direction for a little longer and see where it takes me.

I'll try to post some better photos of this banjo soon.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'm working on it

I've been furiously working in the shop this week. At the end of the day today I stopped and took a good look around.

I can't believe that the shop went from this...

...to this in just over a week.

I hope the results will be worth all the mess.