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I Just Recieved My Bell & Son Boucher Banjo Kit.
I'm a Absolute Beginner To Minstrel Banjo and so will Have To Earn My Strings. Any & All Help along the way is Greatly appreciated.
I'll be Posting an Ongoing Video Journal of The Finishing of the Kit on My You Tube Channel for anyone who care to watch & Comment. Thanks, DanO'
https://youtu.be/-4HGJyCuU0g?list=UUpYZEoFpPZgSHFrtCoYoR0g

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Comment by Michael Cypret on November 8, 2019 at 3:15am

I’m considering getting a Bell Sweeney kit. What did you finish it with? Oil? Wax? 

Comment by Rob Mohr on November 8, 2019 at 5:08am

My dad has built 3-4 kits for me, because he's retired and has the time. After the stain, he'd polyurethane it. Thin, thin coats, 2-3 coats. Should protect it well, and not dull the tone due to the thin coats vs thick coating...

Comment by Rob Mohr on November 8, 2019 at 5:10am

BTW, I really like my Bell Stichter!! Plays well, good tone, and really holds tune day to day, supposing temp and humidity are fairly consistent...

Comment by Chris Prieto on November 9, 2019 at 9:13am

Lately I oil, shellac then wax on my banjo builds.

Comment by Michael Cypret on November 9, 2019 at 1:08pm

Thanks!

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