JAN CANTERS

BACON SILVERBELL #2 PLECTRUM
WORKPAGE
6-14



Restore with plating (SILVER)
Acme Plating Co.

Refinish wood
Setup to play




Banjo was setup with orig finish and plating and is in good playing condtion


Plating and parts on left will not be going, this will be partial plating
 

Headed to Acme Plating Co.

They will do a beautiful job.



WOODWORK

Full stripping


Tinted and sealed
 


Taking on clear
 


Now for the neck


I scuffed the tint back off the carving to give dimensionality
Taking on clear
 


Stripped rim, and retinted
Taking on clear



PLATING
ACME PLATING
MONTROSE ,CO


Excellent job as usual.
Thanks Bob and Priscilla


It looks like my Grandma's Silver Service!!!
So differnt than a Nickel look.


This is the tedium involved with plating small parts.
We place some extra effort on Plater's with all of our tiny parts!



ASSEMBLY
 

New 1100 M6 REMO Renaissance head, courtesy www.bedfordbanjoshop.com
Repro Mute Handle from Tom Camp
 


Flange attached, lets get the neck on it


All looks good, let's set it up


GHS Strings, courtesy www.bedfordbanjoshop.com
 


I have it on a Bacon bridge for first setup


Nothing is brighter, in my opinion


Very delicate thin design, one of the pretty bridges of the past days


All wierd shadows on the back from stuff on my celing
 
 


Tuners working well, it was good not to have them plated and risk failure.
 
 


It's easy to tell Silver from Nickel, I cannot take a picture that does not GLARE!
I will try some outside shots
A little tweaking here, and then some more with Jan in Eureka Springs, this thing should be a very good player.

Thanks for watching,Vinnie