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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 Advertisements

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The Holy Grail

One of my lutherie teachers always said that instrument makers are always in search of the Holy Grail… Well, last week I found one while making a theorbo…

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Free electric guitar plan…

A nice illustration from a Spanish edition of Popular Mechanics… Always looking for inspiration…

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Little update

Quite busy these weeks, there is a lot going on in the shop. Often I forget to take pictures or write about it. Making progress on the lutes and restorations. The frame of the press has been finished and treated … Continue reading

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I think something went wrong…

No, this blog post isn’t about the new American president, although you might suspect that from the title… Have you ever had the experience of assembling a wardrobe and ending up with something entirely different. Well something like that happened … Continue reading

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Two vintage beauties…

Just finished work on these lovely archtops. An early Hofner Senator thinline (ca.1960) and the Vox Humana “Euterpe” from the late 1940’s… More about the restoration of the Vox Humana later…

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Tight Nuts or A Rusty Tool?

One of my many quirks is that I like bad linguistical humor. Misspellings that give a sentence a whole different meaning, ambiguity, taking things literally that should be interpreted metaphorical and vise versa… Sometimes you come across little jewels. Like … Continue reading

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Strange visitors at the shop…

Not a day goes by without a visitor in the shop; players, makers, family, friends, the local cats and dogs or an incidental Power Tools Witness spreading the word and reminding me that unplugged woodworkers will end in hell… But … Continue reading

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A sign of life from the workshop…

It has been a while since I posted pictures of workshop projects. Last two weeks weren’t very good, felt anxious and tired (see the blogs “Stop running with the racing rats” and “Boredom at work” for more info on that). Some bad … Continue reading

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Strange things happening…

Who can tell..?

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