Tag Archives: Luthierlife

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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Another standard to measure by…

Adding another standard to my measurements… šŸ˜ƒ This is the most frustrating one to do. Sebastian Schelle probably used the “Neuremberger StadtfuƟ” which is 304 mm in lengt, broken up in 12 “Zoll” of 25,333333333333mm. So the foot is just … Continue reading

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Purfling between your ribs..

Between the ribs of both theorbos there is a small band of a contrasting color. Ā Walnut for the ash bowl of the Sellas, and vice versa on the Schelle. They are almost a photo negative of each other. The 1,5 … 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 JoĆ«s van Went was at my shop and took … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning… – Pt. 2 – just a short update.

The machines are in their place. I still need to make some adjustments but the general layout is there. At the front the table saw and thickness sander with the band saw behind them. To the wall (left to right) … Continue reading

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