Lewis here! (Soon to be) Banjo maker

(Lewis Coe) #1

Hi all,

I’m Lewis.

I’ll be moving to Herne Hill in just under a month so hoping to make the Makerspace my second home.

I’ve previously made my own banjo and want to learn some more advanced woodworking techniques to help improve my very basic luthier abilities and perhaps start to work on a broader range of woodworking projects and beyond!

I’m a Graphic designer by trade and am I’m into making of all sorts and am looking forward to getting involved and learning lots.

Look forward to seeing you all soon!


(Esther Gladstone) #2

Hi Lewis

Welcome to Makerspace! I think you will have good company with the other luthiers in the space as well as with graphic designers.

We look forward to seeing you and your projects over the coming months.

(Petra) #3

Hi Lewis,
Sounds great! Are you going to steambend the wood for the banjos?

(Lewis Coe) #4

My first project is going to be made with a homegrown gourd but later on down the line (and a bit more woodworking experience) that’s definitely something I would like to try.

Do you have any experience in steam bending?

(Petra) #5

I do not but find it cool and something I’d like to try at some point.

(Jonty Bottomley) #6

We have steam bending and a few experienced members. I can show you what you need to know when you need to know it!

(Lewis Coe) #7

What do you usually make?

(Lewis Coe) #8

That sounds great! Will definitely give you a shout at some point for some help with that. Thanks!