William Seeders Mosheim

Builder of custom banjos and stringed instrument repair. More info at
www.seedersinstruments.com

Shimming an original vega dowel tenon so it can be properly fit. A lot of these original dowels were hand filed round so the tenon is less than perfect and rarely fits tightly in a new mortise. This is a quick way of rebuilding some wood on that tenon and giving it a fresh glue surface. The twine is clamping the veneer to the tenon nice and tight. #seedersinstruments #banjo #luthier  (at seeders instruments)
Side dots. #seedersinstruments #banjo #luthier  (at seeders instruments)
Lining it up. Gluing the dowel in the Tubaphone neck. Heel cap and neck shaping up next! #seedersinstruments #banjo #luthier  (at seeders instruments)
So close! A little more fitting and it’ll be perfect. #seedersinstruments #banjo #luthier  (at seeders instruments)
Simplicity is king. #seedersinstruments #banjo #luthier #star  (at seeders instruments)
Drawing the Vega heel cap inlay for the Tubaphone style neck I’m working on. #seedersinstruments #vega #banjo #luthier #CAD #autocad (at seeders instruments)
Another Vega style peghead profile cut. This one will be going on an old 12” Vega Little Wonder pot. #seedersinstruments #banjo #luthier  (at seeders instruments)

I was planning on posting a little fiddling after finishing this setup/repair but realized today I have no playable bow in the shop somehow. Spending part of the morning on a mandolin repair and setup I decided to be ridiculous and post a bit of a two for one. Here’s the A part of ‘Waynesboro’ played on the fiddle but being played like a mandolin. #havefunwiththat #terriblesustain #nothowitsdone #seedersinstruments #luthier #fiddle #mandolin #wrong (at seeders instruments)

On top of being a little tight in the f-hole the damn thing was almost an 1/8” too long. She’s happy again! #seedersinstruments #violin #fiddle #repair  (at seeders instruments)
First time seeing this problem. A sound post that doesn’t fit through either F hole. Huh, can’t imagine anything swelled up that much because of humidity. You just never know what you’ll find….#seedersinstruments #violin #repair #fiddle  (at seeders instruments)