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Week 6

UFGB Tenor
UFGB Tenor

That short month I mentioned last week  got even shorter over the past week when we decided we needed to re-arrange the workshop. Not just moving a couple of bits, but changing the whole thing around! It took three days out of the week, and will take a couple more to complete the process properly.

The whole exercise has been worthwhile though, with a couple of major benefits already noticed. The first, and the most obvious  Continue reading Week 6

Sunday Sermon, Wk 2

To say we’ve had a hectic week would be an understatement! A simple plan, outlined last week, gone almost completely to pot this week. Batch building, yes, it’s a good idea, but the building methods that were in use are totally impractical in that situation.

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Go-bar Deck

To overcome that drawback, I decided to build a contraption called a go-bar deck. This requires a radius dish to complete Continue reading Sunday Sermon, Wk 2

Sunday Sermon

I’ve not been very good about keeping this site up to date of late, so for 2013 I have decided to post religiously, every week. And to keep the religious theme, I’m going to call it the ‘Sunday Sermon‘! The religion,  of course, is the Ukulele!! 😉

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Ben’s 8 string

The tail end of 2012 got a little busy, not least because, for a while the bugs got into the staff (me) and I didn’t feel up to doing a lot at all. Fortunately, most of the jobs that had to be done got there, and those that didn’t weren’t a disaster. On the bench for the start of 2013 are Ben’s 8 string Tenor (is that a Taropatch?) and Andy’s Soprano while a third instrument, an experimental one, is also Continue reading Sunday Sermon

A few sounds

One or two of the instruments we have available for the Festive Season can be heard in these clips.

Long neck Baritone Uke.

Unfortunately, it is me playing them, rather than someone who really can, but they give you a reasonable idea of the sounds they make. Recorded straight onto the camera with no gimmickry prior to being crunched by youtube!

More details on each on the For Sale page

Yew top Tenor

Plain Soprano 

8 String Tenor

 

Baritone cutaway

Pure Craft Market November

The first Saturday in November is the date for the Craft Village’s next Pure Craft Market. With a number of visiting Crafters, along with the ten resident Craftspeople, it is the ideal place to choose a unique gift for the forthcoming festive season. The goods on offer are all hand made by local experts, or you can book lessons and learn the crafts yourself in some cases.

The Market runs from 10am until around 4pm and entrance, as well as parking, is free. Don’t miss it!

My Name is Wally..

Quex House

My name is Wally, and I’m Walnut. That’s the wood I’m talking about, not the seed I was grown from. I was born back in 1785, or maybe 1783. It depends on when you count a tree being born, when the seed is planted in a growing pot, or when the young sapling is planted out in it’s permanent location. I was put in quite a nice place, in front of a big house along with a few of my brothers and some other relatives. I remember that when we were young we were quite well looked after by a man in baggy trousers and a big flat cap. It took a few years, but it wasn’t long Continue reading My Name is Wally..

Smugglers Festival

The weekend was spent at the excellent Smugglers Festival, held in a field somewhere between Deal and Dover (It took me one and a half hours to find it, and I knew where it was being held!!) The feedback we got was little short of amazing, with a constant stream of compliments about our ‘beautiful’ instruments. The most interest, throughout the weekend, was Continue reading Smugglers Festival

Pure Craft Market

We’ve had a busy weekend at the Craft Village, preparing for and running our first Pure Craft Market.

The idea was to promote not just the Craft Village, but also Pure Crafts rather than the ‘gift’ fairs that have spread across the County, and probably the Country!

Everything on display (and for sale) has been hand crafted by local crafters, not just those resident in the village, but invited others also. It turned out to be quite a successful day! :)