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DPO
09-26-2017, 04:13 PM
Anybody know a supplier for 8 inch banjo uke rim rods or coordinator rods?
My supplier of the last five years or more no longer wants my business.

I can get 9 or 10 inch and cut then cut them down and re tap the threads, but 'tis a pain to do if I don't have to.

Kekani
09-26-2017, 09:26 PM
Are you able to get some sourced from China? If you order in bulk, it may be well worth it finding a tooling shop to build to your spec.

1931jim
09-27-2017, 07:10 AM
Surely there must be someone locally who can do such a simple task for less expense than going out of your country.
We are not talking rocket science after all. If you need 2 dozen or a gross, you yourself will know what your expected needs will be for the next year.

mikeyb2
09-27-2017, 09:38 AM
or another idea might be to use faux dowel rods with a cut to size threaded bar though the centre, as Gold Tone have on some of their banjos.(e.g. BC350)

I made those by routing a halfround channel in a length of maple, and gluing two pieces together, thus making a hole down the centre, and no need to bore a long hole. Fairly simple.

Timbuck
09-27-2017, 10:00 AM
There s a guy on you tube making coordinator rods without a lathe.

DPO
09-27-2017, 04:52 PM
or another idea might be to use faux dowel rods with a cut to size threaded bar though the centre, as Gold Tone have on some of their banjos.(e.g. BC350)
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I made those by routing a halfround channel in a length of maple, and gluing two pieces together, thus making a hole down the centre, and no need to bore a long hole. Fairly simple.

Good idea, did you make those banjos?

DPO
09-27-2017, 04:53 PM
There s a guy on you tube making coordinator rods without a lathe.

Thanks Ken, found the video, might be the way to go.

DPO
09-27-2017, 04:55 PM
Are you able to get some sourced from China? If you order in bulk, it may be well worth it finding a tooling shop to build to your spec.

Thanks for the suggestion.

DPO
09-27-2017, 04:57 PM
Surely there must be someone locally who can do such a simple task for less expense than going out of your country.
We are not talking rocket science after all. If you need 2 dozen or a gross, you yourself will know what your expected needs will be for the next year.

I will need to check that out, Thanks for the idea.

mikeyb2
09-27-2017, 09:48 PM
Good idea, did you make those banjos?

Yes Dennis , both made from reclaimed maple school gym floor. Mike

DPO
09-27-2017, 10:28 PM
Yes Dennis , both made from reclaimed maple school gym floor. Mike

Great job Mike, really nice work.