Anyone ever built a segmented banjo body?

Discussion in 'Musical Instruments Forum' started by Lloyd Johnson, May 30, 2012.

  1. Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson Administrator Staff Member

    There are youtube videos on this process and it seems to be pretty straight forward, especially if you buy a neck for it.
  2. Al_

    Al_ Guest

    not yet but I'm going to check it out now!
  3. Bruce White

    Bruce White PRO Member

    no banjo here, but interested for sure

    Lloyd, never built a banjo, but I did build a segmented gigglehorn a couple of years ago.
  4. dpo

    dpo New Member

    Here is my latest banjo uke. I unfortunately don't have a lathe yet, so I "turn" the rims on a pattern sander in the drill press.
    One day I will get a lathe, hopefully.
    Southern Cross Banjo Ukes
    New Zealand SC1.jpg SC2.jpg SC3.jpg SC4.jpg
  5. DanPennington

    DanPennington New Member

    Yes, I've made hundreds of block banjo rims. I sold them on The Banjo Hangout for about ten years. I recently retired from making rims and building guitars. I sold my custom made rim lathe and bought a Laguna Revo 18 inch to make bowls and boxes. I'll post some photos of a few rims after I figure out how to post them.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016
  6. DanPennington

    DanPennington New Member

    Figured it out.
    Here's one of my banjo rims. Standard segmented bowl construction. A banjo rim is just a bowl without a bottom.


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