Friday, November 18, 2016
A spark, and then, nothing....the ceiling fan was done. My handy-dandy man, quickly set to work and replaced the non-working fan. Unknown to me, he had saved the shiny parts, and secretly worked on a project down in our basement.
One day, he brought this little beauty up to the light of day. A four string banjo. The body is the broken fan. He used a lovely red padauk for the fret board, and the center of the banjo.
Isn't that a beautiful banjo? It has a sweet twangy voice to match! The padauk wood is one of his favorites to work with, it's such a gorgeous wood.
I like the way Ed made the upper part of the fret board. Using the gold-brass tuners, with the black knobs in this hollowed-out area is really nicely done! The length of the instrument is 37 1/2". The body is 12" across.
It's good to have a husband who can see the possibilities, and make such a pretty instrument!
Hope your Thanksgiving is a Feast of Goodness!!!
Smile On! Audrey