Perch

My amazing wife Holly was doing a number of Art markets in a row and needed a lightweight seat, but not one where you had to get all the way up and down. Also you did not want to see her disappear behind the booth. So I made her this walnut and pine perch. It …

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A violin for me

From July 2020-May of 2021 I am taking part in a year long luthiery apprenticeship in Violin making. I am making two violins. One for myself and one for my wife, and then maybe making more for other folks who are interested. This is the first one “in the white”. Which means before it has …

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Fretless Octagon Kentucky Banjo

I have always been impressed with people groups and individuals who make so much with so little. The people of Eastern Kentucky made these instruments with the most basic of tools so I thought I might do the same. This banjo is made with 5 tools; A handsaw, a coping saw, a file, a $4 …

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Bluegrass Youth Ballet

The Bluegrass Youth Ballet was looking for a solution to cover the massive front window of their studio while still having taking advantage of the natural light in the room. I thought I could help. The Bluegrass Youth Ballet is an amazing place, accepting of everyone, encouraging everyone, and celebrating everyone while not compromising on …

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Electric Cigar Box Banjo

As an experiment I thought it would be fun to make an electric banjo. Inspired by a stainless steel headed guitar a friend (and former professor) shared with me, I made a cast aluminum head for the banjo. A friend of mine sent me this cigar box sometime ago thinking I might enjoy making a …

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Ceramic body banjo

I thought it would be an interesting experiment to make a Gourd style banjo with a ceramic bottom rather than a gourd. The neck of this banjo is made from Kentucky Osage Orange with the pegs made of local cherry. I put two different color side dots that act as fret marker guides. White ones …

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