I just released a whole load of my lutherie notes and resources onto the web for all to see. In a profession where free knowledge sharing is by no means the norm, this is a fairly big deal.
Needless to say, I will be building on this heavily, adding more content and refining what I have as I learn more.
It’s a looong time since I last made an animated #GIF.
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.
Today I’ve gone from having almost no #gurdy wood to having almost all of my gurdy wood! Some
Plywood for the wheels being cut:
And best of all, a gurdy egg made from all the tape used to package the materials!
I hope that as I continue my #lutherie career the excitement of designing an instrument and ordering the wood never wears off.
Finally got a #gurdy body design I’m happy with. Just spent 30 mins trying to persuade the printer to print it. Finally, success!
Iterating over a #gurdy with sharpies and a TV:
This morning I am brutally murdering approximately 80 ice cream sticks for #lutherie purposes.
Just uploaded a demo of my Vio Hurdy Gurdy’s pickups: https://soundcloud.com/barnabywalters/vio-hurdy-gurdy-bouree-aurore-sand
Just realised where I’d seen the @geoloqi logo before. Hurdy Gurdies have loads of them inside:
Got a lot of good work done on the vio — much more expressive now. Looking forward to showing it off next week!
Off to the workshop to make some last minute changes to my Vio Gurdy before Chateau d’Ars!
Doing a fret dress whilst listening to Peter Gabriel. I love my job.