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Topic: ...my baby plays the guitar, I pick a banjo now...  (Read 9761 times)
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« on: March 03, 2010 07:38:09 PM »

This was initially going to be my entry into the current tiny thing challenge but the neck seems to have stretched a little beyond 2 inches. It bums me out a little but I don't want to enter it if it's above the size limit.

My wonderful feller recently picked up the banjo and I made this itty bitty banjo in honor of him. <3






I even made a mini-hard shell case to protect it.


...and of course it's lined with grey "fur" (felt...)


Secret compartment for extra fingerpicks/strings/what have you.



Hope you like it!
 Grin

Reference photos here: 1, 2, 3
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010 07:46:38 PM »

So adorable! Great detail. It's a pity you couldn't enter it to the contest.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010 07:55:53 PM »

So cute and tiny!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010 08:08:24 PM »

oh man, that is so fantastic Smiley too bad it's a little over the size limit though - i'd say you'd have a pretty good shot.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010 08:21:53 PM »

Beautiful! This looks so very good, what a great idea.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010 08:34:12 PM »

that is amazing and so much fun!!

Signed, a former banjo picker
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010 08:42:26 PM »

That is soooooo cute. Alot of work went into that. Good job.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010 08:55:21 PM »

Awesome!!!  This rocks!
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010 12:09:25 AM »

... rock me baby like a wagon wheel ...
I love that song -- my boyfriend is in a bluegrass band and they play it.
Love the mini-banjo too!
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010 01:19:14 AM »

That is all kinds of awesome Smiley The detail is insane and the "fur" lining in the case is so clever! I love it!
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2010 03:38:48 AM »

That is wicked! My Feller also has recently picked up a banjo! Fun times!
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2010 04:29:19 AM »

Wow, that is amazing! I love all the detail, you did a great job.
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2010 05:12:33 AM »

That is amazingly cute! And I love the subject title. That never leaves my CD player
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2010 05:55:24 AM »

Thanks, guys! I'm glad to see so many people share my affinity for banjos and Old Crow.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2010 06:06:16 AM »

That is amazing!
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2010 06:38:06 AM »

This is phenomenal! I love all the details. I just featured this on Craftster's Facebook page.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2010 06:39:24 AM »

Sweet banjo! The case rocks! I have one myself! great fun!
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2010 06:45:21 AM »

Wooooooooooooow ! My daughter plays the banjo and my brother has played professionaly for years...this is Awesome ! You did a fantastic job , I would have voted for you hands down...can you modify it any to get it under the two inches..this is too''oooooo cool not to win !
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2010 06:56:02 AM »

Oh, this just makes me smile and smile,

and I think when I saw the case, I couldn't help laughing out loud with joy!

Lovely, lovely, lovely!
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2010 07:50:25 AM »

 Grin   That is the most-best-coolest thing I have ever seen!!!! I just bought my brother a banjo for his birthday and I swear this looks just like it!!!!! This should win the tiny award!!!
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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2010 09:22:07 AM »

I have another idea up my sleeve for the miniature challenge. Hopefully I can get it done by tomorrow and stay under the 2 inch limit. Wish me luck!
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« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2010 09:51:18 AM »

I love the star at the top and the case! Plus that's my favorite OCMS song, and now I'll have it in my head all day (which is also awesome)!
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2010 11:44:37 AM »

I thought it was cool until I saw the case... then I was blown away! Amazing! This rocks!
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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2010 11:54:30 AM »

Wow the detail is amazing on that banjo for it being so small.  Nice work.
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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2010 08:43:42 PM »

Such a wonderful project!  A true shame it was too big to enter.  This rocks!
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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2010 08:53:05 PM »

I have another idea up my sleeve for the miniature challenge. Hopefully I can get it done by tomorrow and stay under the 2 inch limit. Wish me luck!

Ooohhh!! The banjo is so incredible - I can't wait to see what else you come up with.
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« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2010 05:41:22 AM »

Dude, this is amazing! Please tell us about your process, I can't get over the teeny weeny incy wincy detail! Wow.
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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2010 08:11:31 AM »

Thaaaaaaaaat is adorable. I love it so hard.
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« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2010 09:57:57 AM »

AMAZING!! So sorry you couldn't enter it in the contest.
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« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2010 11:13:29 AM »

That has to be the most awesome thing I've seen all day.
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« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2010 01:45:50 PM »

This ROCKS!
I own a music store and when I squealed DH came to look over my shoulder.  He's a guitar builder and gives a major thumbs up on the detail.

The case amazes me.  I love the tiny little accessory box!

I feel compelled to say it again...
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« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2010 06:36:59 PM »

This is really cool.  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2010 07:12:43 PM »

That's really too cute and very well made!
I love the case that you made for it too. Wicked attention to detail.
Very nice work how_german!
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« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2010 05:52:27 PM »

That is so small!  Great detail!  Also, the song is Fantastic!  It's actually my 2-year-old's Lullaby.  We sing "ooooh, Mama Rock Me."  When she gets tired, she tells me she wants to go to bed by saying "oooh Rock."

thanks for bringing OCMS into the Craftster world!
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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2010 11:49:01 AM »

This is so amazing! What materials did you use? How long did it take? I bet your man was SO happy to receive such a unique and wonderful gift!

PS: Great song choice. Wagon Wheel is one of my favorite songs of all time!
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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2010 12:02:22 PM »

Really great job! Hope your boyfriend loves it!

I heard that Wagon Wheel was originally written by Bob Dylan, but never finished. OCMS reworked it and turned it into what it is now!
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« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2011 03:01:28 PM »

rock Me mama like a wagon wheel(: this is adorable! such a shame you couldn't enter it.. Undecided
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