Uke No1 is progressing nicely and is now at the finishing stage. This means lots of ‘drying time’ so these breaks are an ideal time to proceed with Uke No2. Materials on this occasion will be solid mahogany for the sides and back, with a spruce top, and again, a Cedar neck. (These necks are being completely Continue reading Ukulele No 2
One of the two big events to hit the Craft Village each year is rapidly approaching. On 10th & 11th of September is the second of the Craft Fairs held at Quex each year, the main entrace of which is through the Craft Village.
Now, the main objective of taking on the workshop in the village, is to make Ukuleles! And the ’roundback’ versions that we are planning will not be ready before that date. In fact, a realistic date Continue reading Decisions, decisions.
Over the weekend someone walked in carrying a guitar. Not really a surprise in itself, as many folk carry instruments around with them, and especially this week, as the Broadstairs Folk Festival Week is under way just a few short miles away. No, what was surprising was that the guitar had been dropped the night before and the owner had brought it in for repair.
Having been open just a fortnight, Continue reading Spreading the word…
We managed to obtain a small workshop in the Quex Craft Village that will be opening shortly. Quex Craft Village is situated next door to Jungle Jim’s Playcentre and set in the magnificent grounds of Quex Park , home to the Powell-Cotton Museum, Waterloo Tower and Quex House to name just a few of the attractions. Continue reading Quex Craft Village