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    Default I finished my first manolin!

    And I wanted to thank the folks here who have offered help, advice and encouragement!

    RATS!! I can't figure out how to upload pics. Well, I'll keep trying.







    Linda

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    Default Re: I finished my first manolin!

    Here's your pic's


    Nice job!!
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    Linda, very nice job. Can you tell us about it? Was this a scratch build or a kit? Good binding on the headstock. You should be very proud.

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    Default Re: I finished my first manolin!

    Oh yeah, that's a very handsome first build. I really like the headstock and dragonfly inlay.

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    Looks pretty darn nice to me ... first build ... REALLY NICE!!
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    Default Re: I finished my first manolin!

    Thanks!

    It's a Stewmac kit. I've been restoring old banjers for ever and wanted to try making something from the ground up. I grew up in my dad's woodworking shop, but I've never made so much as a bird house before, so I'm pretty pleased.

    It's french polished, as you can certainly tell from the bad spots, but it's smooth as silk. It has LOTS of issues, but fortunately it's sounding just the way I'd hoped. It's warm and bright but not brassy or harsh. Perfect for old time, which I do a lot of. I'm ok with the "issues" since it was a first try. I'll do 'er better next time.

    I used water soluble dyes, and I'm hoping it won't turn green in a year! But the fade from light to dark went pretty easily.

    Thanks again for the nice comments.
    Linda

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    Wow, very nice. It's cool that you are pleased with the sound too.

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    Outstanding.

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    Well done - that's a looker!

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    Looks great! Good chopper too?

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    Very pretty. Love the dragonfly inlay.

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    Linda, That is awesome! I love everything about it! Nice work!

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    You guys are so kind. K3NTUCKY8oy, yeah it's a good chopper too! Took it to a jam last night and really enjoyed it.

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    Default Re: I finished my first manolin!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-o View Post
    Oh yeah, that's a very handsome first build. I really like the headstock and dragonfly inlay.
    Yes, very nice!

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    Excellent!
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