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Frank Proffitt style fretless banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerald Smith Jun 19, 2021. 7 Replies

I made this one out of white ash and maple. I made the pegs from pear wood. I made the fingerboard from a motorcycle crate. I made the bone nuts from a beef bone I got from a Safeway store. I made…Continue

 

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Frank Proffitt style banjo

"I marked 1.5 inches high all around the can with a fine tipped sharpie. I used a dremel with a cut off wheel to cut the can. It can be done with a fine tooth hacksaw but you have to support the can on the inside. Clamp a 2 x 4 off the bench and hang…"
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Frank Proffitt style banjo

"How did you cut the Coffee tin for the tone ring?  I've been wanting to build one of these and that's the part I can't figure out"
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