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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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Not all about roses…

Again life has been rather busy and time has proven itself to be a scarce commodity. The weekend after we came back from our holiday another re-enactment event was planed. Close to home this time: Open Monuments Day in Wijk … Continue reading

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Joining guitar tops with fire

One of the questions I often get is how a guitar or lute top is joined using traditional methods. So with hot hide or bone glue. Well, today fellow guitar maker Joës van Went was at my shop and took … 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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The Poor Man’s Shop Stand (PMSS)

Work on the theorbos progresses; the first ribs are in place… Between the ribs is a little fillet. Ash on the walnut instrument (the large Schelle) and walnut on the ash instrument (the Sellas). For some time I wanted to … Continue reading

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Violin Making – a String Quartet –

A nice video with lots of inspiration…

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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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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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