1. The second back is on after rather a stressful gluing session inside a small, dark shed with candles for light. Now I know a little more about what it must have been like to be a luthier in the Middle Ages.

  2. Roopa Gulati: <a class="h-x-username auto-link" href="https://twitter.com/BarnabyWalters">Barnaby Walters</a> might you be up for restoring ukeleles and banjos?

    roopagulati sure! I’ve repaired banjos before, not done a use yet but there’s little technical difference to a guitar

  3. The boot is full of guitar repairs (courtesy of Teign Music), including one which looks like a terrifying six-eyed guitar monster with scary teeth.

  4. Today I’ve gone from having almost no wood to having almost all of my gurdy wood! Some exciting photos:

    Unpacked, grouped:

    Plywood for the wheels being cut:

    And best of all, a gurdy egg made from all the tape used to package the materials!