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post #1 of 6 Old 11-13-2011, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Banjo update

I posted a previous thread about what to do about my broken banjo.
You were all very supportive and gave me good guidance.
Then I received a gift from my new buddy, Ole' Jim.

He sent me a spare banjo he had and we both hoped it would fit....
Well it did...perfectly...



The height was different so I used a trick I saw from Cap'n Eddie.
He cuts a wooden piece that fits around the shaft to hold it at the correct height.



You just slip in on the shaft and you can use different thicknesses to set the rest at different heights...Brilliant!!!



Worked perfect



So I was able to use my lathe again....



Made some shavings



.....and turned some wood



Black cherry



Bird's eye maple



Curly maple




Red cherry



Red cherry



It was a good day.......



Thank you all......

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Wow, you do pretty work TC, I need to get out in the shop and slang some saw dust. The new trick with the block of wood is neat, I will remember that, I hope. Glad the banjo works for you.

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Man, I'd say it was a productive day! Nicely done and I love this community of woodworkers we have here.

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Very nice work, you had a busy day.
I like your mod on the tool rest, I'm going to incorporate it into mine.
I use a hose clamp set at the lowest position that I use the rest at, which is most of the time. I think some of those shims in sizes for other positions would be handy, just slip one under the hose clamp.
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Wow, you do pretty work TC, I need to get out in the shop and slang some saw dust. The new trick with the block of wood is neat, I will remember that, I hope. Glad the banjo works for you.
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I think some of those shims in sizes for other positions would be handy
That's the idea!!!!!
Pieces of scrap can be milled down to any thickness to fit a certain tool.

Label the shims as 3/8" bowl gouge......5/8" scraper......Easy Tool....etc.

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Thanks for sharing that tip.

The bowls are great, but your last photo captures the spirit of it perfectly ... all those shavings ...

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