Saturday, June 29, 2013
It's a beautiful day in Björkhagen. Sun is out, birds singing, loaves are rising and soon to be baked, and a few coats of shellac has been applied to the three ukes in progress. These will be my numbers 61, 62 and 63.
The two miniatures are identical apart from the spruce tops. One is very tightly grained and the other one not so. In this size I don't think any difference in sound will be due to that, but I thought both the scrap pieces looked charming. My friend Robert will get to choose one for himself, the other one will go to the raffle in Hollesley.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
I tried to include two rulers in the pic, both the piccolo and the minis are strangely small. The piccolo has a scale length of 280 mm, this year's minis have a 200 mm scale.
Upplagd av Sven Nyström kl. 8:54 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Chris' piccolo is sanded and I'll make the fret slots after giving the neck a wash coat of shellac.
The two miniatures took a leap forward and have soundboards. The fretboards are ready as well but they're not in the pic.
To the left you can see parts for a kalimba of maple and koa, and the large board will be the soundboard of a really strange instrument called "prongs and echoes" that I read about in a book by Bart Hopkin.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
I use a miniature spokeshave and a giant chisel for this. It'll be done soon, if the finishing process goes smoothly.
Just as I normally do when I see the completion at the horizon, I started a couple of new instruments today.