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A Baroque Lute - new project
The rebate for the pegbox has been cut in the neck at an angle of 80 to the fingerboard surface - f ...
5-19-2018 at 04:35 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Now that the neck is carved close to finished dimensions a temporary trial assembly of the bowl, sou ...
5-14-2018 at 04:49 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
I had a closer look at the Bach lute manuscript copies that I have. One is said to be an autograph - ...
5-14-2018 at 04:40 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
I have no previous experience of either building or playing Baroque lute so cannot comment first han ...
5-13-2018 at 05:06 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
No I have never been fortunate enough to visit the KHM DavidJE.

To shape the neck a temporary blo ...
5-7-2018 at 04:11 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The neck joint surfaces have been finished, the neck aligned with the bowl centre line and the neck ...
5-4-2018 at 03:31 PM
by: jdowning
Weather Durable Oud
To add to Jody's comments.

It sounds like the climate in Tokyo may be similar to the climate here ...
4-29-2018 at 03:24 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Having established that the neck blank is sufficiently large enough and the neck joint in correct al ...
4-29-2018 at 02:21 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The bowl is now trimmed level so work has started on preliminary preparation of the neck. I have a p ...
4-28-2018 at 03:38 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Thank you DavidJE.
You are fortunate in having the benefit of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien at ...
4-26-2018 at 02:32 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The clasp has now been fitted and glued to the bowl and the side ribs trimmed level for fitting the ...
4-24-2018 at 03:12 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
I underestimated the bowl distortion due to the shrinkage of the hide glue used to reinforce the int ...
4-18-2018 at 03:25 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The counter clasp has been hot bent, fitted and glued to the bowl interior. Made from two strips of ...
4-14-2018 at 04:35 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The ribs have all been fitted and glued and the basic shell of the bowl removed from the mold.

To ...
4-10-2018 at 03:32 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Thank you AGAPANTHOS - glad that the thread is of interest.

Work is progressing slowly on the bow ...
4-6-2018 at 04:43 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
Attention is now turned to making the bowl. I am using hot hide glue for assembling the ribs - so ca ...
4-2-2018 at 04:31 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The main braces have been shaped to taper to around 7mm deep at the ends. This is preliminary to a f ...
4-1-2018 at 04:02 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The sound board bracing is now complete apart from the shaping and carving of the braces that will f ...
3-29-2018 at 01:58 PM
by: jdowning
Repairing this old hand router
Yes - the metal filled putty is too thick given that the metal rod should be a close precision fit i ...
3-26-2018 at 02:41 PM
by: jdowning
A Baroque Lute - new project
The conditions in my wood stove heated kitchen are currently ideal for gluing the sound board braci ...
3-26-2018 at 02:01 PM
by: jdowning
Repairing this old hand router
That is the 'cold weld' stuff that I was referring to as unsuitable for this repair application. I h ...
3-26-2018 at 12:47 PM
by: jdowning
Repairing this old hand router
If the tool is a rare artifact then best practice would not be to try to repair it but to conserve - ...
3-25-2018 at 04:27 AM
by: jdowning
Repairing this old hand router
The repair I have suggested using a steel (not copper) rod glued in place with epoxy cement will be ...
3-24-2018 at 02:05 PM
by: jdowning
Repairing this old hand router
No need to drill across the break at an angle just drill straight through the crack parallel with th ...
3-24-2018 at 10:29 AM
by: jdowning
Repairing this old hand router
I doubt if you would have any success trying to weld or braze the casting.

Why not just drill rig ...
3-24-2018 at 08:16 AM
by: jdowning
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