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any comments ? this thing was built from plans from the foxfire series book i think ? but i can't be sure.... label inside dates it to 1978 . flea market item ......... a little setup and it plays great . i have lots more photos... wanna see ?

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Very cool Michael.

Here's the pics folks




Cool, Michael. I have a bookmark for those Foxfire plans.
tres , it seems like the builder had no woodworking knowledge or instrument construction abilities but the thing works ...que carajo pasa ? whats your favorite banjo ?
Michael J. Latoski said:
tres , it seems like the builder had no woodworking knowledge or instrument construction abilities but the thing works ...que carajo pasa ? whats your favorite banjo ?

At the moment, the only one in my possession is my "Soldiers' Joy" build (my son has the old beater handed down by my father. Instead of a skin drumhead, or wood, the resonator on this build is an old tin dish, alleged to be a US Civil War mess dish (a story I don't give much credence to). I am enjoying trying to learn frailing / clawhammer style on it.

Naz Nomad said:
Tres has already linked to one, but you might want to check out the other plans I uploaded from the Foxfire books ... on my page.

Thanks, Naz -- I couldn't remember where I had found the links.
tres , nice rig ..... i really like the oddball stuff . looks like a neck shim could lower your action a bit . i love the way the fingerboard dosen't touch the rim too cool tu roca amigo !
Michael J. Latoski said:
tres , nice rig ..... i really like the oddball stuff . looks like a neck shim could lower your action a bit .

Can't shim, as it is a through-neck build. Since that picture, I have lowered the "face" (the bottom of the dish) about 3/16" by cutting grooves into the through portion: I need to lower it further still, but the action is already much better.

i love the way the fingerboard dosen't touch the rim too cool tu roca amigo !

Gracias! I was trying to leave room for the "frailing" stroke (now if only I could learn to play it).
tu roca senor , nosotros somo tocar !

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