Category Archives: Documentary

The Dollhouses of Death (that changed forensic science).

Ok, I already liked dollhouses and dioramas, but this is a whole other league… In the fourties Frances Glessner Lee built dollhouses replicating crime scenes. These instruments were used for training of forensic scientists and police. And now – 70 … Continue reading

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Brook Guitars

A documentary about Brook Guitars, a company founded by the legendary Andy Manson. One of the things I really like is that they choose to use local woods for their instruments. Also their notion about making guitars for a living … Continue reading

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Inside the Larrivee workshop

A 1983 documentary about the Larrivee workshops. A lot of great luthiers started their careers here. The video gives great insight in their working methods. Especially the often very creative solutions used in a pre-cnc workshop.

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Violin Making – a String Quartet –

A nice video with lots of inspiration…

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The Jew’s Harp

A very nice TED-talk about an almost forgotten instrument. It’s one of the instruments I often take along to re-enactment events; the “Mondharp” (Dutch: mouth-harp), better known as “Jew’s Harp”. The name has nothing to do with Hebrew roots, but … Continue reading

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A viking invasion..!

In the early middle ages, Dorestad was one of the most important trading posts in Europe. And most Dutch people will know from the history lessons in school that it was attacked by the Vikings multiple times. Last weekend the … 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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Building the Pharaoh’s Chariot

Inspiration can be found everywhere. In my opinion a luthier shouldn’t only look at his or here own field of knowledge, but broaden the scope. We’re essentially making air pumps, constructed of a tightened piece of material over a box. … Continue reading

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Recording ’50s Style…

I find it hard to describe how cool this project is. A documentary about a recording studio where they only use fifties and sixties equipment. Modelled after the famous Sun studios. A world of ribbon microphones, band-recorders, and tube compressors. … Continue reading

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I just stumbled upon this movie/animation about the restoration of a 19th century Rafael Ortega guitar. The way in which it is pictured is great. So for inspiration and entertainment…

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