Archive | August, 2013

Taking a break from building and recorded some pieces on the 10c lute

26 Aug

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Mould faired, neck bock carved . . .

23 Aug

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The mould progresses – Fairing next

19 Aug

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Working on the mould . . .

17 Aug

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New rose cut from a scrap of wood from the original soundboard material

13 Aug

New rose cut from a scrap of wood from the original soundboard material

Rebuild of 6c lute

13 Aug

This lute was originally built in 1972 but has been extensively altered and the only original part is now the bowl. The neck is too narrow and the rose is over-simplified. The bowl is also distorted.

I have decided to salvage only the soundboard, which is excellent wood from the 1960s, and re-build the rest about it – new rose, new bridge, new bowl, new neck and pegbox.
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