Holly’s Dulcimer

My wife was interested in learning to play the dulcimer so this is the one I made for her. We are in central Kentucky and Dulcimers were designed and made around the region since the early 1800’s. This one is made of out of book matched Walnut for the back, Walnut sides, and an Ambrosia …

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Woman Jumping over a Stool Banjo

This banjo is one I made for myself. The fretboard image is made from selected frames of Eadweard Muybridge’s “Woman Jumping Over a Stool”. It is made by inlaying acrylic mother of pearl into Richlite (an ebony alternative). I have seen a number of instruments with heavy adornment but never one with a whole image …

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Fretless Banjo

This Banjo was custom made for John Ryster.  John was expecting a daughter they were naming Rose at the time of the build. This is the reason for the inlayed rose in the peg head and for her name in the bridge. To here John play this custom fretless banjo click HERE. Fingerboard: Brass and …

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The Father Stool

    Last summer I went to visit my Grandfather at the old family farm in Collins, Mississippi. I never grew up there but always visited, and it holds special memories for me. I always heard stories from my father of his time as a young lad and teen working on the Collins farm. A …

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Shed

This drawing entitled “Shed” is 7ft by 5 ft and is part of a larger exhibition in the works but has recently been installed as part of a group exhibition at Georgetown College in Georgetown KY to feature the faculty of Georgetown College. The exhibition itself was a experiment as participants were asked to create …

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Ohio Tool Company 1900-1902 No 08

I found this No 08 Jointer plane in horrible shape. The pitting caused by rust was beyond anything I had ever seen. It looked as though someone used a wire wheel to try and “clean” it up. I purchased it at a local Peddlers Mall because you rarely see a plane of this size and …

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