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    Here's something a bit different for you. I'm carving a banjo-playing-hound for a friend and although the main carving isn't completed, I wasn't able to wait any longer to get started on the banjo. Made from oak, shiny finishing nails, aluminum tape and fine wire. This was just a ball to carve and dress up. Mark.

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    Mark banjo looks great can't wait to see the finished piece the metal detail is very nice

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      Mark that is just great! How did you get the aluminum tape tape (not even sure what it is) to take the detail? I'll bet you would be wick on a old style Gibson mandolin . Can't wait to see the finish project . . .JoeB
      . . .JoeB

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        Thanks ATV and Joe. That metal work was a lot of fun. The tape comes in a number of brands...the roll that I happen to have in the shop is Scotch brand. Although it says electrical tape ( applications ) on the roll, I've usually seen this highly polished tape on ductwork and HVAC jobs. It has a very aggressive adhesive back and can be burnished, or smoothed out, by rubbing on it to remove any wrinkles. Following that, I just used a counter sink tool ( for countersinking nail heads ) that happened to have a nice round pattern on it to make round circles. You just need to gently press into the material to leave an impression. You'll want to find a reason to use this method on your next carving...it's fun and it looks great.

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          wow this is going to be a mastepiece mark

          shakey

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            That's a beauty. You could almost play a tune on that.
            Joe

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              That is really cool. I really like adding things like that to carvings. Great job. I'm going to get some of that tape and give it a try. Looks fun.

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                That's a fantastic piece of work!

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                  Fantastic Mark, How does it sound? I suppose his favorite song is " I ain't nuthin but a hound dog"

                  Hardy ho ho, Tom
                  If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

                  www.spokanecarvers.com

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                    Awesome, I love the small detail!
                    Bob
                    A daily dose of laughter relieves stress and brightens our metal outlook.

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                      Your banjo turned out pretty nifty. Thanks for sharing the metal duck work tape method you used. Another method to add to ones bag of tricks.

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                        Just great carving,Mark. fred k

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                          Great looking banjo sorry i missed you in pickering congrats on your winners there enjoy looking at your work

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                            Love it! Way cool! Can't wait to see the hound strummin' away.
                            Terry

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                              Good lookin' banjo. And the technique is a great one. I've done a few banjo players myself holding 5 string instuments and that tape would really be a good addition. Thanx for sharing.

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