A fellow in the great state of Maine asked for a "bluesmaster" style banjo, so here is one made from a "Union Leader" tobacco tin and an aluminum pie tin. The tobacco tin had a great eagle on it, which I nailed to the headstock as ornament. Looks pretty good, I think. The buzzers are bottle caps from some home-brewed cider I made last year, and the neck is from some maple that a coworker felled a couple of years ago that I had slabbed up and have been drying since.
Sounds pretty good too, it's real loud. Here it is: