Category Archives: Projects

One year in business!!!

Yes!!! One year has passed since I registered with the Dutch chamber of commerce and JAVACA LUTHIER  / The Dutch Luthier became an official company. It has gone so fast that Facebook had to remind me. This is what I … Continue reading

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Small Sellas update

I’ve been busy with a variety of projects, from making two theorbos and viking chests (more on that later) to designing a baroque lute, moving a museum and making plans for a rope walk… But first an update on the … Continue reading

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A change of plans

Over the years it has become quite well known that I draw instrument plans. Lutes, guitars and even the legendary Harmony Stratotones. Many of these have found their way to the workbenches of fellow luthiers all over the world. I … Continue reading

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7-day B/W photo challenge – day 2

I was challenged by Jannemieke de Jong to a 7-day B/W photo challenge. Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanations. Every day, challenge someone new. Day 2/7

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7-day photo challenge

I was challenged by Jannemieke de Jong to a 7-day B/W photo challenge. Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanations. Every day, challenge someone new. Day 1/7

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End of the tour

Over the last weeks I often felt like a traveling circus. Performing in another town each week. Very busy, but also very cool. A wide range of events with the most interesting variety people; vikings, bookbinders, medieval re-enactors, woodworkers, guitar … Continue reading

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Monday f*ckups

Well, there is a moment in a luthier’s life when you step back and realize; Holy hell, I’ve cut the scroll of my Trumpet Marine on the wrong side of the head…. Yep, that happened to me today and I … Continue reading

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A long post about a large neck

It has been quite a while since I posted an update on the Schelle theorbo. Let’s just say that the focus has been on building instead of writing. Long days and many events. Integral part of the theorbo is its … Continue reading

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Upcoming events

Sometimes a #luthierlife is like a travelling circus. My agenda has been rather full, especially with (re-enactment-)events. I thought it would be nice to share some of them. ~ . ~ This upcoming weekend you can find me on Saturday … Continue reading

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Applying some pressure

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Two weeks ago Sandra and I again were guests at the annual Market of Hernen Castle. This time I brought the Minion Press, instead of the usual instruments. We stood next to our friends of the Paper Unicorn, a group … Continue reading

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