William Seeders Mosheim

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

One advantage to getting a nasty bout of food poisoning and being forced out of the shop for three days is finally getting the time to figure out some 3D modeling and toolpathing. Still have a lot to learn but it’s starting to make sense and not be so intimidating. #seedersinstruments #cnc #3Dcnc #rhinoceros #rhinocad #rhinocam
We had a killer time playing at Grace Potter’s Grand Point North Festival in Burlington, VT this past weekend. Big thanks to everyone who put together such a great festival. Great bands and great feel in an amazing setting right on the waterfront. So many highlights, from meeting Dr. John to seeing the Devil Makes Three throw down an awesome set of music. #gpnfest #devilmakesthree @thedevilmakes3  (at Waterfront Park)
And so it begins…..don’t tell my banjos. #seedersinstruments #luthier #guitar #parlorguitar #guitarbuilding
The heel is getting there. Still some more to go but it’s really looking like a banjo now!
#seedersinstruments #banjo #luthier #luthiery #handmade #woodworking  (at seeders instruments)
The finished volute. I prefer to use a chisel for the entire volute shaping process instead of files and rasps. I always feel I have more control with a knife or chisel. #seedersinstruments #banjo #luthier #handmade #oldtimemusic  (at seeders instruments)
Marking the volute to be cut. #seedersinstruments #banjo #luthier #vegabanjo #custom #handmade #music  (at seeders instruments)
Part of owning and running a CNC is knowing how to take it all apart and put it back together when things blow up. Our spindle was rebuilt in March but only lasted four months. Must have been a fluke or bad part. It’s back together again after being rebuilt again and I’m re-tramming the spindle to be square to the table. I repair more than things with strings. #cnc #repair
Picked up a new toy today that will hopefully make life a lot easier. Just a day or two of head scratching and jig building and I’ll be boring dowel holes at any location and angle I could ever want or need. #seedersinstruments #mill #banjo #luthiet #horizontalmill #metalwork  (at seeders instruments)
Why cello there! New bridge cut, some new strings and a setup for a cello. I tried but I can’t quite play the cello. Fiddle tunes are a little trickier on this big fiddle. #seedersinstruments #cello #luthier #repair  (at seeders instruments)

A clip of the playback. Instant old timey sound! Surprising how good the quality is but the video doesn’t so it justice. #edison #waxcylinder #banjo #banjocollectorsgathering