Monthly Archives: June 2017

Last weeks in random pictures…

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Because a picture may say more than a thousand words… As you can see it has been a rather busy time. Working on instruments and the old fire engine, re-enactment, cathing up with old friends, giving courses etc. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Theorbo fever

After the overhaul of the machine shop and completion of the student lute it is time to go on with the theorbos. The form for the Schelle has been completed, and the Sellas is next. This starts with making two … Continue reading

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Some proof that the press is really printing…

During the art exhibition in Langbroek I took a moment to shoot this video…  

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Making the Höfner Violin Beatle Bass

Probably the most famous bass guitar in history: Paul McCartney’s Höfner Violin Bass. The compact shortscale instrument is ideal for those melodic bass lines we know from the Beatles songs. This film shows how these cute little basses are still … Continue reading

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The secrets of the viking sword

A lovely documentary on making the legendary ULFBERT seords  

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Finished this lute

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Today I finished this student lute for a player in Antwerp. It’s modelled after the 1581 Georg Gerle. Specifications: 590 mm string length (g-tuning) 11 ribs in maple (unmatched) solid maple neck fingerboard, bridge and head veneered with ebony (customer … Continue reading

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IMPRIMEO EST!

IMPRIMEO EST! (Or something like that); With a combination awkwardness and pride we like to announce that the “Minion-Press” is completed, up and running… It was finished just in time for a local art exhibition in my old home town … Continue reading

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Stealing some ideas…

As you probably know; the good ideas are thought up by yourself, but the best ideas are stolen from others and slightly adjusted… This concept is called “inspiration”. A table This week I am trying to finish the Minion Press. … Continue reading

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