Before I shoot off, I want to show you this fantastic video from +James Morris where he shows us a technique he's trialling for making banjo heads out of recycled plastic. In this instance he's repurposing an old soda bottle, but as he explains, there are all sorts of old packages that could be used.
James calls these PETE heads after the PETE #1 recycling symbol that can be found on the plastic bottle. Plastic bearing this symbol is considered safe for reuse and looking at the video above, I think that James has found a pretty clever use for it!
There may be practical limits to the size of the head you could make this way, but it's certainly an idea worth exploring sometime. Well done James!
I left you with a song about Mona this morning and now I'll leave you with a song about darling Cora. I'm spotting hints of Ralph Stanley in this wonderful little tune by Clifton Hicks and I love that mountain banjo... It looks and sounds great!