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aaronckeim
07-09-2010, 08:32 AM
Here is a concert scale Beansprout on its way to New Zealand. Maple and ebony, blue wash stain, hand rubbed poly finish. Gotoh planetary tuners, aquila strings, renaissance head.

www.thebeansprout.com
papabeansprout.blogspot.com

ksquine
07-09-2010, 08:47 AM
Sweet. I like the blue finish

tattwo
07-09-2010, 09:06 AM
Very cool!

Dusepo
07-09-2010, 11:00 AM
I love the colour! Beautiful!

Teek
07-09-2010, 11:49 AM
That's a winner, someone is going to be delighted!

bluesuke
07-09-2010, 01:22 PM
WOW! the blue looks very cool. What did you use?

seeso
07-09-2010, 01:41 PM
Ack. Want. :drool:

Matt Clara
07-09-2010, 03:41 PM
Sweet! I like to carve pipes (though I gave up smoking myself), and I made one the exact same blue as this using an aniline dye--I'm curious as to what you used.

Lori
07-09-2010, 06:50 PM
I love the blue color. I have seen pictures of the green too, and they are both very nice. I would find it hard to choose between a blue or green one, and the natural is beautiful too. Very nice.
–Lori

aaronckeim
07-09-2010, 09:20 PM
The stain is the Colortone stain from stewart macdonald. Its three coats with some sanding and steel wool in between. Then three coats of minwax wipe on poly.
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Vic D
07-09-2010, 09:29 PM
That's what I was waiting for. Colortone stain with light sanding and steel wool in between it is then... Beautiful finish it is. Thanks Aaron.

Timbuck
07-09-2010, 11:36 PM
aaron...The pot looks like it's made up of blocks and turned ..did you machine it, or is it bought in ready made ?
Nice Job !

aaronckeim
07-10-2010, 07:01 AM
My banjo parts are block rim construction, which a friend turns for me on his industrial lathe. They are the hip way to make banjo pots now a days. A big improvement on tone and stability over laminated construction. Since I am touring about half the time, I am happy to pass the turning over to him!

maclay
07-10-2010, 11:01 PM
looks cool Aaron.......keep up the good work.

Jake Maclay
http://www.hiveukuleles.com/

Floyd Blue
07-10-2010, 11:17 PM
Looks awesome!