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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…   Advertisements

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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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A token of friendship: the “Cubacaster”

May I present to you my latest creation: the “Cubacaster”… One of my side-projects. This guitar was entirely made of repurposed materials. The neck and tuners once were part of a Yamaha ‘tourgear’ beginner strat. Hardboard plates for the Danelectro-style … Continue reading

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Devils at the press…

An old Dutch expression for a typo is the Zetduivel, in direct translation a “(type-)set-devil”. This goes back to the middle ages, when people had a devil for everything. Beside satan himself there were whole hordes of other devils and … Continue reading

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A secret project

Lately I get a lot of invitations for weird weird projects and odd events. Guess it is something in the water here in Holland. One of those projects is a sort of luthier showcase. A group of Dutch and Belgian … Continue reading

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Trash talk

Just fount this little portrait of artist/musician/instrument maker Ken Butler. I posted another movie about his instruments earlier. His approach is just very inspiring…

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A wooden bandsaw…

It’s going quite well in the shop. Finishing some projects and starting new ones… You probably know by now that deep down I’m a neo-luddite. I like to do things by hand or at least muscle power. But some electric … Continue reading

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From garbage to music – meet The Landfill Harmonic

This project is amazing; people living on a garbage dump in Paraguay make instruments from discarded materials. These are then used to learn the kids to play music and form an orchestra. It’s so inspiring to see that, even against … Continue reading

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Garbage – pt. 2

Last week I posted the song “Garbage, Garbage, Garbage” by Pete Seeger. To me the strength of Pete’s songs is that they can be shared. Covers by others have become classics (“If I Had A Hammer” by Trini Lopez or … Continue reading

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Little free libraries…

You might be familiar with the concept of the “Little Free Library”. A simple wooden box or chest, placed in a public spare of front garden where people can borrow and exchange books. Because Sandra and I are avid readers, … Continue reading

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