Ceramic body banjo

February 5, 2020

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… Read more

Bowshot: I will come for you if you just stay where you are

December 7, 2019

Bowshot: I will come for you if you just stay where you are When my wife and I were trying to start a family we had a series of miscarriages including something called a tetraploidy. This is where an embryo has double the amount of chromosomes needed. My wife’s body… Read more

Custom banjo for Keith Nance

November 4, 2019

This banjo was a joy and wonderful challenge to design and make. It was a commission from someone that wanted to let someone else know how much they are valued. I could work on projects like that all day. From what I have learned of Keith Nance he is a… Read more

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