Friday, November 18, 2016

Fan-tastic Possibilities!

   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

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