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. 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!

  3. I have found that, when travelling with a Hurdy Gurdy, perspectives change.

    Items are no longer classified into “clothes, electronics, wash kit, etc”, they merely become “Gurdy padding” and “stuff which might damage the Gurdy”