My effort for what it's worth. Since the picture was taken I've replaced the bridge with one made from an old ebony piano key.
Can (pun) ya show us how to make it?
I think canjo is established as a generic name (and there's probably a history for it that goes back a long way). But there's a discussion on this elsewhere. I've tended to call mine a tin banjo.If we can't use "canjo" as a generic name, maybe Diane's idea of "tin-tars" would be a good one. Could have a contest to come up with the best generic name and then promote that name on Google, CBN and other instrument making sites. But, I still personally prefer "canjo".
There are some pictures on my website, but it's difficult to explain the construction properly with a photo. Here's a quick sketch that (hopefully) shows how the neck and body are fixed together.
Here are a few more I built:
I want that Nukki canjo so bad it kills me!
Rand Moore said:
Diane, Mark: Those are some nice looking tin-tars! How are you bracing the necks to the cookie tins? It would be nice to have a few internal bracing / neck-to-cookie tin photos as well, if that's not asking to much.