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Mahogany

Quex Instruments are made from locally sourced timbers, a good amount of which are grown in the grounds of Quex Park itself. The Quex MahoganyMahogany tree is not one that grows in the UK, but ‘sourced’ is a word, and concept, that has a wide meaning. So when some baulks of solid mahogany were stripped out from one of the galleries that is being re-furbished in the Powell-Cotton Museum and became available, it would have been Continue reading Mahogany

Week Ten

Local Timber is more appropriate
Local Timber is more appropriate

Trips to the hospital, for three separate tests, at three different hospital on three consecutive days have occupied a fair amount of this week, along with a fair amount of mileage! They have covered QEQM at Margate, William Harvey at Ashford and the K&C at Canterbury, so the way things are going I’ll probably end up seeing a consultant in Maidstone for the results! 😉

For environmentalist, there has been good news coming out Continue reading Week Ten

People, lots of them!

It is fortunate that the weather was fair for the Quexmas Event, staged in the Powell-Cotton Museum on Sunday 27th November. That is because the queues of people stretched well into the car park for a good couple of hours after the event opened. Of course, the weather had an effect on how many people ventured out, but we’ll ignore that for the moment.

There were over eighty craft stalls offering every type of craft you can imagine, but, I’m glad to report, we were Continue reading People, lots of them!

Quexmas is coming

Three of the Ukes that will be on display.

With the Quexmas Christmas Craft Fair is just 5 days away, preparations are going well, with a decent score of five Ukuleles up for display and demonstration. Three of these instruments are made entirely from timbers grown on the Quex Estate and we can point out the exact location that they grew from the entrance to the museum.  We will also have a range of other Continue reading Quexmas is coming

Little or Large?

No 4, Playable, but unfinished

No 4, a tenor, has been strung and played, but is, as yet, unfinished. It has been fitted with a passive pick-up and sounds real good amplified too! It looks rather large here, doesn’t it. It’s an optical illusion though, as the chair it is sat on is rather smaller than you would expect. It’s a child’s chair made by Martin’s Upholstery shop, located in the village.

Most of the rest of the past week has been occupied with repairs, although a few moments have been spent on Continue reading Little or Large?