Banjo Case

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Project by Cuardach posted 01-10-2012 04:52 AM 1828 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This banjo case of cherry was made for my girlfriend. She inherited her grandfather’s banjo and needed a home for it as it isn’t played anymore. The banjo is held in place with walnut stanchions. I designed the case so she can choose to display the front or the back of the banjo. There is also a black back panel insert to highlight the mother of pearl in the banjo if the back is displayed. Her grandfather’s name is engraved and was added to the upper stanchion.

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 07:51 AM

That’s a great looking banjo case very good work.


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#2 posted 01-10-2012 05:10 PM

Beautiful case, and I like the look of the dovetailed corners and tenons visible on the door styles. A case like that is where every banjo belongs. I hope it is sound proof.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 09:11 PM

Very nice work and a lovely way to display and hierloom banjo.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 09:44 PM

Great Design and workmanship. And the Banjo is a beauty too.

DHS hang your head in shame- banjo’s have a wonderful sound when you hear them live:-) I have visited the BAA Fest for two years running and will be going again this year. That is the Bellingham All Acoustic Festival. That’s Bellingham, Northumberland, England. UK :-)

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#5 posted 04-04-2012 11:25 PM

As a woodworker and a banjo picker, I like everything about this. The simple design of the case doesn’t distract from the elaborate mother of pearl resonator yet the dovetails and lap joints still add a striking detail that draws the eye. And the cherry is perfectly compliments the lighter colors of the banjo – it’s not too light, it’s not too dark. Fine work that is truly worthy to display and heirloom. Congratulations on a job well done.

-- Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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