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The banjo men: At woodworking class, skills are honed, instruments produced

Ken Evans shows George Jones and John Heimke how to measure placement of the bridge from the 12th fret, in Banjo-making class at Northeastern Woodworking Association in Clifton Park.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Ken Evans shows George Jones and John Heimke how to measure placement of the bridge from the 12th fret, in Banjo-making class at Northeastern Woodworking Association in Clifton Park.
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Jack Connell will never play his new banjo. He expects to hang it on a wall inside his Delmar home, maybe just talk about it. He’ll show off the silvery shamrock inlays on the back of the peg head, the copper-colored Irish two-pence coin flattened on the pot. If visitors look hard enough, they’ll find the small garment button from the 1800s — “Boston Elevated Railway” — on the five-string instrument. Jack is from Boston. ...


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