Tag Archives: Reënactment

Last weeks in random pictures…

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Because a picture may say more than a thousand words… As you can see it has been a rather busy time. Working on instruments and the old fire engine, re-enactment, cathing up with old friends, giving courses etc. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The plague doctor

Since long I wanted to do something with the plague. Yes, that sounded weird, I know. One of the most influential pandemics in the middle ages. The various outbreaks changed the course of history. Subsequently killing one fourth to half … 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 Viking Guitar: Anglo Saxon Lyre

Over the last years I have been reviving some of my old passions and pursuing new interests that crossed my path. Like re-enactment and the Minion Press. Another one is the Anglo Saxon Lyre… In the first year of lutherie … Continue reading

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Het is officieel…

Click here for the English version Het is officieel… Javaca Luthier / The Dutch Luthier is ingeschreven bij de Kamer van Koophandel! Een allround vakman die zich bezig houdt met nieuwbouw, reparatie, restauratie en het onderhouden van muziekinstrumenten. Daarnaast het vervaardigen van kunst, doen … Continue reading

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It’s official…

As from today I’m officially in business… Javaca Luthier/The Dutch Luthier is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. An all-round craftsman involved with a broad range of activities; instrument building, repairs, restorations and maintenance. But also historical research, writing, publishing, guitar … Continue reading

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