After finding that beautiful maple syrup can recently, I ordered up a neck from ebay. My other canjos have been “A” scale but this is a full length neck. It’s in pretty good shape and I think it will make a nice instrument….once I get around to finishing up the mountain banjo waiting in the workshop for my attention.
I had a request for a sound sample of the new Heavy Duty Brake Fluid Banjo so I recorded a short video. Notwithstanding the limitations of my playing, I think it gives you a good idea what this machine sounds like. The tune is Greasy… Read More
I just finished the “Heavy Duty” Brake Fluid banjo. This is another A-scale oil can banjo using an “ebay neck”. I replaced the plastic nut on the neck with bone, and I made a cedar bridge. The tail-piece is once again a kitchen fork. I… Read More
This is the “Industrial” with the new bridge and nut. The banjo is tuned to A Modal tuning.
This is me trying to play Boatin’ up Sandy on my oil can banjo. For Steve B’s benefit, the hat is an Algoma Central Railway engineer’s cap.
I’m down to the fine work on the neck I’m building for the new oil can banjo. Once the shaping is just right and the sanding is done, the next step is to make and glue in the nut (I’m using a piece of ebony)… Read More
I’ve been flying solo this last week, as Tuffy P and her friend Suzanne have been in Baltimore and Washington having an adventure. Me and the dogs and cats have done OK on our own, but I miss Tuffy P and I’m glad she’ll be… Read More
The person who sold me the red can on ebay was kind enough to include some machine oil still in the can. Generous yes, but the thing is you need a dry oil-free can for a canjo. I found some of this interesting product at… Read More
There are apparently a number of Miss Liza Jane songs. I came across a tab for this one among the tabs in Tony Spadaro’s Tabonanza and I’ve been working on it on the oil can along with some other songs tabbed out in that group… Read More
I’ve found a couple more oil cans I like on ebay, so I guess I’m going to have to make a couple more banjos. It’s going to cost me more to ship these things to me than to pay for the cans themselves, but c’est… Read More