View Full Version : Just Finished My Campfire kit

Mar-06-2006, 6:03am
Heres a couple of pictures of the Stew Mac Campfire kit Ive just built. Decided to do the campfire since I have little woodworking experience and very few tools. I'm pleased with the result it sounds and plays pretty good.


Darren Kern
Mar-06-2006, 8:29am
Congrats Fred, that's something to be proud of. #It looks great. #So are you going to build something else, or was this a one time deal for you?

Mar-06-2006, 9:23am
My long term aim is to build a guitar from scratch. I decded to do a kit because of my lack of woodworking experience and because I have limited tools etc. This was built in the living room. ( boy did I get fed up of constantly clearing #up sawdust # #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif )

I realy enjoyed doing it .The next step is to try and get a proper workspace sorted out and buy some decent tools

Oh and heres the larger images

Mar-06-2006, 9:25am
And the back (Dont know why I didn't suss this out first time - Monday morning I guess !)

Lane Pryce
Mar-06-2006, 9:42am
Fred great job. What kind of tone do those mandolins have? Lp

Mar-06-2006, 10:19am
Thanks for the kind words !

I'm not realy the best person to describe tone since I'm really a guitarist who tinkers a little with the mandolin !

The only thing I have to compare with is my 1980's A type hondo which I bought second hand last year.(its a copy of a1920s Gibson with a round hole) The campfire sounds pretty much the same but is easier to play as it has a lower action ( I am planning to try and improve the hondos playability by doing a fret dress soon ). Since I only finished the campfire at the weekend I hope it will improve with age.

Mar-12-2006, 8:47am
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif Hi Fred;

We should get your campfire and mine and all the rest of the folks who have campfires and have a "CAMPFIRE PICK IN".......Yeeeeeaaaaaaawoooo!!!

Why I becha there'd be a crowd of........2........?

Nice job.


PS: I'll bring the hot dogs. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif