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A Baroque Lute - new project
The peg box to neck fitting is complete and the peg box temporarily clamped in place for evaluation. ...
12-23-2018 at 03:03 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Thank you Samir - my pleasure.
Merry Christmas to you and family and to all forum members and visi ...
12-23-2018 at 03:01 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The peg box to neck joint has been cut and fitted. The peg box has been made oversize in width so th ...
12-22-2018 at 02:58 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Thank you DavidJE - hopefully the lute will sound OK and not be a decorative 'wall hanger'!

Repai ...
12-21-2018 at 04:12 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The half binding strips were glued in place yesterday evening and the lute left in the dry heated ki ...
12-18-2018 at 03:56 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The ebony binding strips have been hot bent and fitted to the sound board - temporarily taped in pla ...
12-16-2018 at 03:29 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The workshop has been set up for fitting the ebony half binding with the lute conveniently secured i ...
12-15-2018 at 04:37 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Cutting the half binding rebate begins with cutting around the soundboard edge with the scribing too ...
12-14-2018 at 03:10 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Cutting the half binding rebate is one of those jobs where it has to be 'right' first time. A repair ...
12-7-2018 at 05:59 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Baroque lutes often had some form of reinforcement to the sound board edges usually a half depth ha ...
11-30-2018 at 03:47 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
At the outset this project was planned for completion by June this year an objective that has not be ...
11-27-2018 at 03:40 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Cutting the peg shanks in a peg shaper is hard on the fingers. This quickly made tool makes the job ...
9-12-2018 at 03:35 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Progress has been very slow due to the uncomfortable heat and humidity of July and August. Hopefully ...
9-10-2018 at 05:47 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Although the peg box is almost complete and the pegs rough turned there is still quite a bit of work ...
8-5-2018 at 04:59 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The surviving 18th C German 13 course Baroque lutes have a significant fingerboard curvature. Howeve ...
8-2-2018 at 04:25 PM
by: jdowning
What densities to use when calculating tension of various string types (Pyramid PVF, Pyramid, silver wound, Aquila nylgut, etc)?
To add to Brian's comments.
I use the convenient Pyramid string slide rule calculator to select th ...
7-28-2018 at 01:16 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The wide fingerboard surface is shaped with a significant curved cross section. This is to ensure th ...
7-25-2018 at 03:06 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The revised fingerboard has been made in four pieces - a central panel with an ebony end piece and t ...
7-22-2018 at 03:20 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The lute has a 105 mm wide fingerboard so two pieces of book matched ebony were glued together to ma ...
7-6-2018 at 05:13 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The points are placed in position and traced around with a scalpel blade cutting to the full sound b ...
6-25-2018 at 05:19 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The fingerboard 'points' protect the edges of the sound board overlap on the neck and extend onto th ...
6-24-2018 at 04:59 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Before finishing the neck profile the upper face of the neck will be planed back about another 1mm a ...
6-22-2018 at 04:25 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
With clamping tapes removed, the alignment of bridge with neck etc. was verified as correct and the ...
6-19-2018 at 04:16 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Taking advantage of a couple of days of relatively low humidity the sound board has been glued to th ...
6-19-2018 at 04:02 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The bridge was glued to sound board yesterday using high strength hot hide glue. The glue gels rapid ...
6-13-2018 at 03:55 PM
by: jdowning
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