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May 23 2016

Winding it up

After the finish had dried, I applied a coat of paste wax to help protect the instrument. I installed the tuning pegs and added the strings. (I use Number 44 finished 2medium gauge Vega banjo strings). After a little fine tuning and bridge adjustment, she was all done!

Even though the actual time for construction stretched for a couple of months, it doesn’t usually take that long. In actuality, I kept a record each time I worked on something , and it totaled about 30 Number 44 finishedhours from design to finish, not counting time for glue or finish to dry.

Jean

Congratulations, Jean, on your new baby–and thanks for your input along the way!

1 comment

  1. jean

    Talk about total satisfaction – I love this dulcimer. Thanks Tim.jean

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