Monday, May 03, 2010
Well, on Friday, April 23, I had expected to only redo the broken head on my banjo, but discovered another loose seam on my fiddle.
So, first the fiddle repair -
Don't recall if I showed a photo of my broken banjo head -
Here's the wet goatskin hide stretched over the tonering, under the flesh hoop, and held in place by the tension hoop -A confession is in order. Bob helped a lot with this operation. I would have required a lot more time and, I'm sure, several resoakings to manage it by myself.
Ready for trimming -
And finally, Betty's repaired 3/4 fiddle, ready to play -