Speaking about banjos. Does this look like a banjo?

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Speaking about banjos. Does this look like a banjo?

Post by Duey_C » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:13 am

See the air cleaner in this very OT pic.
The fellows call it a banjo air cleaner. Sound right to you?
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Re: Speaking about banjos. Does this look like a banjo?

Post by Dallas Landers » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:00 am

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Im sure this is!


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Re: Speaking about banjos. Does this look like a banjo?

Post by tmodeldriver » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:34 am

Kinda.

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Re: Speaking about banjos. Does this look like a banjo?

Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:01 am

Or this?
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When did I do that?

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Re: Speaking about banjos. Does this look like a banjo?

Post by perry kete » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:14 pm

Here are two banjo air cleaners I found on the internet.
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Post by Duey_C » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:38 pm

:lol:
Love these!
Got the second "banjo" air cleaner delivered, attached to the rest of the tractor, just this morning before I left for work.
From my junk-man (BIL) and not my regular Twin City Tractor Dealer. :)
A banjo it is! ;)
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Post by Kaiser » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:13 am

There is a book about these contraptions and how to build them yourself :shock:
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Post by Kaiser » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:19 am

And this certainly IS a banjo AND makes this thread ON Topic :lol:
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Post by Duey_C » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:23 am

Leo, you have always shown a great sense of humor and I thank you too! :lol:
Ooh, the 3 string banjo's! :D
My older brother is getting good at making 3 string, cigar box banjos. A maple neck is the key he says and they do sound good.
If I could easily chord and strum (I haven't been able to pick or play a piano repeatably for 25 years), I'd like to do a dueling banjos sort of thing with my brother at a UWA Central MN wrestling match. Almost too bad these Donaldson banjo air cleaners don't make noise other than help make the sweet babble of a four cylinder tractor engine! They're too valuable to dare mess with other than repairs and yet.....a mock up...?... :lol:
I wonder if typing in the last few years has helped limber these fingers enough to play Fur Elise again on my piano? I used to do the right hand part pretty well. Umm, no you just tried typing and it ain't gonna help.
Timing a model T or a tractor engine with a hand lever is easier than playing piano Duane. :lol:
Second fiddle to 2. I mean second banjo with a bent neck here down The Hill. Brother seems to have forgotten I requested one of his playable ones. :)
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Re: Speaking about banjos. Does this look like a banjo?

Post by 46woodduck » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:37 am

Here's one I built several years back, now I'm using cigar boxes instead of tin cans.
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Post by Kaiser » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:24 pm

Somehow this thread struck a chord with me ;)
I went looking for pictures on the great interweb and got lost... people build amazing instruments out of scrap.
I even found a youtube bit about a guy playing a guitar made from a shovel :shock:
here it is;
https://youtu.be/V9-ltPsbw9g
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Post by Duey_C » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:26 am

H... ...t. I can't type what I wanted to say about that link!
That was outstanding! Thanks Leo! I'm glad you showed your 4 string, tin can job too!
Hahaha! "Somehow this thread struck a chord with me ;) " I am one that is far too slow to respond with a relevant quip. :lol:
Let's string this along! That how slo
Then, my brain says to me "Paddle faster, I hear banjos." :lol:
Well, I'll be.
Excellent, gentlemen! Far surpassing per usual.
Note: These two non-playable banjos here are of different sizes. Nobody knew, I guess 90 years later? You'll have that.
Reality/madness: The small banjo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpQYrWmSz6Q
Six minutes down the drain. Relevant to my Madness here tho.
No funny business on my tube link. Just some schmuck that has a love for Twin City Tractors. Me.
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