Can you believe it? I'm back working on the Princess banjo-mandolin. I started working on it back in April. And I'm finally beginning to put it back together.
I wanted to polish up the hardware, but I was concerned about getting polishing compound residue everywhere. When it dries, it leaves white residue on stuff and it's sometimes hard to get it out of cracks, etc.
Worked pretty well.
Funny picture though. When you use a wide-angle lens, the foreground looks a lot bigger than anything else - way out of scale. You'd think the polisher is twice the size of the peghead on the bench. It is not.
Here I'm putting the nuts onto the lugs. You can see the head is already on the rim.
Although on a banjo I think rattles are part of the game!
I'm going to put a bunch of coats of Tru-Oil on it. I don't like leaving raw wood on instruments, especially where the parts will be exposed to moisture and dirt.
The old one is plastic and we know bone is far superior for good tone.