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  • #16
    Re: Gourd Banjo

    Hi Susan: Well, maybe your son will learn to play the banjo--just think you already have one. lol


    I have a good friend in Idaho who is very much like you--love a challenge of figureing out how to make things fit. Very creative the both of you.

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    • #17
      Re: Gourd Banjo

      Originally posted by Irish
      Here's the thumb drum. It is also made using a kettle gourd as the barrel area. The face plate is 1/8", 5 ply birch plywood with black walnut bridges and trim. It's 7" high, 7 1/2" wide and about 6" deep at the widest point into the gourd.

      As I said earlier, I don't play musical instruments but this thumb gourd is easy to pick and somehow came out with a beautifully deep tone Smile"

      Sorry about the shiny spots ... I have already finished the polyurethane coatings and I don't have enough experience with cameras to get around all the glossies!

      Susan


      Thats called a "Kalimba" Susan, and you did a terrific job...did you buy the metal in a kit or make it from scratch.....I have a small one, but nothing like that! Dave
      "Lif iz lik a box "o" choc lets, ya nevr kno whut yull git!"

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      • #18
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        Wow Susan! You just keep raising the bar all the time! That drum is beautiful. Played or not, it's a work of art!!! Well done.

        Bob
        Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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        • #19
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          Susan

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          • #20
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            Susan it is beautiful. I've often thought about doing some burning on one of Al's guitars but just haven't had the time. You've inspired me though!

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