Going to Antarctica

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  1. SidewaysTA

    SidewaysTA Active Member Lifetime Member

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    One of the electronics technicians on board is a good friend of mine. His name is Etienne from South Africa. He just finished making a ukulele just a while ago and I got his permission to post a picture of it. He is a very talented wood worker. He finished making a banjo a couple trips ago. If he has pictures of it I'll post them too.

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    Some in progress pictures.
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    I think his next project will be a fiddle.
     


  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Wow!
    Did he build it from a "blank", or did he actually cut everything from stock?
     
  3. easy rider

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    Impressive!
     
  4. SidewaysTA

    SidewaysTA Active Member Lifetime Member

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    Cut and shaped from stock. The only things store bought on this were the strings and machines.

    I'm uploading some shots of the banjo. I got to help him build this one. It is something to see. Very beautiful and also all hand made (well some lathe work but it is a manual lathe :) ) except for the strings, machines, bridge and head. It's going to take a while to get all the pics uploaded.
     
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  5. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Awesome!
     
  6. Brains

    Brains TGT Addict

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    .. and the fret wire, I'd assume?
     
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    The dude has some talent.

    How is he at custom rifle stocks?
     
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  8. SidewaysTA

    SidewaysTA Active Member Lifetime Member

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    I believe he made those.
     
  9. SidewaysTA

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    Here's the Banjo

    Before Final Assembly. He made all the brackets, trim rings, all the brass pieces, the plexi pieces and of course all the wooden pieces. The only things store bought, the screws, the head, the strings and the stuff the strings attach to.
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    Final piece.
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  10. ZX9RCAM

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    Beautiful work!
     


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