In the works…

Cuatro, Cool Hand Tenor and Cutaway Tenor

It occurred to me that I’ve not posted any progress reports of late, what with all the tree felling going on but work in the shop has been progressing well. This week, no less than three instruments will get finished, the first of two Venezuelan Cuatro’s, a Cool Hand Tenor and a Cutaway Tenor, all featuring rope binding.

The Cutaway Tenor is an all Walnut body with a Continue reading In the works…

Trees and things

Sycamore logs outside the workshop

Using locally produced timber was taken to the extreme one day last week, when what was probably the closest tree to the workshop was felled. It was a Sycamore that had self seeded some 100 years ago along the main drive opposite to the entrance of the Craft Village.

Needless to say, we watched it’s demise, even video’d the act, and, surprise surprise, obtained the best part of the trunk for Ukulele parts! :)

Sycamore is a member of the Maple family, Continue reading Trees and things