Big thanks to Neil Brook (http://www.hurdy-gurdy.org.uk/) for his Gurdy setup help!
I got the first note out of my work in progress Gurdy today. Very happy. It’ll be ready in a few days.
Nice to hear a song about luthiers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8dFohVOJEM
Fun day with poisonous chemicals! Potassium Dichromate is particularly cool — extremely orange.
Good grief, stainless steel is difficult to tap. How do people make anything out of it?
It occurred to me that I haven't really shown anyone inside my workshop, so here's a shot of me with my gurdy mockup and one corner of it: flickr.com/photos/53044388@N05/6830794108/in/photostream
Started gurdy construction https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/9220294/2/Instruments/GurdyMaking?h=b533ed
Photos are a cardboard mockup in the adjustable mould, and a pot of screw-in tangents.
Progress on my guitar: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53044388@N05/sets/72157627974000797/
Photos contain short descriptions, but feel free to ask if I've not explained the strange looking machines well enough!