Out came one of my boxes of banjo bits. What a lot of banjo shit! Ha ha. It was time to dress the banjo up with some of the parts I have gathered and to figure out where to go next.
Look here that I've been drawn to the body. The hooks have been hung in place and the tail piece is balancing precariously. In the distance are the tuning pegs. Maybe I should start there? No... I resolved to sort out the hooks first...
Oh dear. See here me remembering that the rim of the body is just a couple of millimeters too thick for the screws. No problem, I would countersink the holes on the inside of the rim.
This is what it looks like with the lugs screwed into place. Nice!
This was going to be easy! Oh dear! I should never think this!
But, I did eventually get the head on and the hooks in place! Wahay! I haven't dared to take them off since.
Here's the body the right-way-up. That hook screw is one I think that came with the hand drum originally. It works like a charm. I tightened the head taut but didn't push it too far.
Ever one to dream, I quickly fitted the neck back on. This is really starting to come together!
Out came the drill again and here you can see me carefully enlarging my guide holes.
And here are all 4 done! You know... I might have even got these all level! Wahay!