Handmade Banjos

Handmade Banjos

From the MAKE Flickr pool

Member J.P. Banjos shares some great build pics from his workshop.


Here is the banjo, fit together. The top two are self-explanatory. In the bottom two images, I am gluing the neck onto the dowel stick. To do this, I clamp a straight edge to the plane of the neck. That way, by making sure the straight edge is perfectly lined up with respect to the edge of the rim, I can assure that the neck will not be skewed once it’s attached to the dowel stick permanently.

Beautiful work in these shots – Thanks J.P. Banjos!(love saying that name) – Link

2 thoughts on “Handmade Banjos

  1. Mike says:

    My father-in-law has plans for banjos on his website as well as build pictures and plans of other instruments too. http://bluestemstrings.com/

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!


Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).