I'm partway through my cookie tin banjo project. on Introduction. Depending on the thickness of the wood, it may also be necessary to add some “ears” to make up the width of the peghead. On this years final episode of TopGear  (BBC) the star in a cheap car was Seasick Steve, they showed one of his guitar/banjos made from 2 hubcaps from a Morris Minor, he apparently plays a lot of homemade/odd instruments and has become a big hit in europe  http://www.seasicksteve.com/. Step 2: Preparing the Neck.. and an cordless drill........The neck is made from an old piece of almond wood.......Very straight grained and very hard.......I overlayed the headstock with purple heart wood (donated by a Costa Rican friend) and also made the fret board from purple heart.......The nut and bridge are made from the old handles.......I added a piezoelectric pickup for the heck of it........the frets, tuners, and pup I ordered on ebay........It sounds very much like a banjo.......I would have a hard time making an instructable for this as at the time I was building it I didn't take enough detail photos.......... Did you make this project? Homemade Banjo: Banjo type guitar I made from an aluminum pot.....I live in Costa Rica and am very limited on tools and supplies.....I only used hand tools (hand saw, coping saw, files, etc.) I'll do some instructables of the work. Also, what did you use for the bridge? How (not?) took me a about 4 hours spread over a week and turned out looking like crap, but you know what? Originally I was using a cookie tin bottom cut out and place in with sheet metal screws. I will try.........I ordered the fret material from Stew Mac.......very cheap, Design and 3D Print Your Own Phone Case (in Fusion 360). Tie pieces of the fishing line between the nails and screw eyes, and knot them so that they are very … know how to play one! Can you include a sound file? How does this sound? Very impressive. The one in the photographs uses 3⁄4 inch (1.9 cm) scrap plywood, 1⁄8... 2. on Introduction. 10 years ago and an cordless drill.....The neck is made from an old piece of al… Decide how large you are going to make your banjo. Sweet build! Save money and time with an at-home, do-it-yourself banjo mute. 10 years ago Head Option for Homemade Banjo: This is a way to make a head for a banjo on the cheap that I found whilst researching different ways to make homemade banjos. Building a banjo from scratch can be a rewarding experience that will not only give you a sense of accomplishment and knowledge of how your instrument works, but will save you money too. Can you upload a video. Jun 13, 2016 - I was browsing through some old Firefox books a while back when I came across some folks talking about making banjos and dulcimers. to Make a Banjo Several years ago I was toying with the idea of getting a banjo but I had a hard time justifying spending a lot of money on one because, frankly, I didn't (my wife would probably say STILL don't!) The first Cigar box guitar I built was out of a 2x4 and a paper tape cigar box. In particular, one fella talked about making a cookie tin banjo… I wish I had the time and the skill to build something like that. I'd love to hear it. 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