Glass Bottom Banjo

September 6, 2019

Glass Bottom Banjo: This banjo began as all good things do… as an idea that you can’t let go of. It was (and still is) an experiment. I didn’t know that some banjo heads are clear. As soon as I saw one I knew I had to print something in… Read more

Holly’s Dulcimer

August 10, 2019

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,… Read more

Woman Jumping over a Stool Banjo

May 29, 2019

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… Read more

Fretless Banjo

May 29, 2019

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… Read more

Ladder Lamp

December 19, 2018

I was in need of a desk lamp for my office. The top of the desk I made a couple years back from some very interesting cherry. Cherry is very sensitive to light and I didn’t want to have anything sit on top to leave a mark from blocking the… Read more

The Father Stool

December 6, 2018

    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… Read more