The progress reports

Each week (hopefully) we update this page with new photos of instruments in progress. The updates are usually made on Monday.

We hope that you enjoy seeing the progress on your instrument and those of others who have them on order.


Week ending June 24, 2002

Some weeks in the shop are better (more productive) than others. This was not a very good one, in part because of some tool problems. Here's our Delta 14" bandsaw which required several hours of disassembly and reassembly to work on a frozen bearing. Not shown is the planer that needed a blade change and subsequently refused to work until I finally found a chip lodged under one of the brushes. Grumph ;-(


VG35 gets its first coats of finish applied


VG35's keybox top being milled with a big shell mill


The bandsaw back in action, being used to trim the peghead sides for VG35


Laser cutting the test piece for the custom peghead inlay for VG35


The inlay test with the inlay glued in and sanded down

And finally, a present sent to us by RT Taylor. You may know that the Michelin Man is a member of the hurdy-gurdy pantheon, right up there with George Sand, Jean Louvet, and Michelle Fromenteau. So this picture struck our fancy:

The title we go with it was "Michelin Man Denies Paternity". ;-)


See last week for more pictures.

Beati illi qui in circulum circumeunt, fient enim magnae rotae.

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Alden and Cali Hackmann
Olympic Musical Instruments

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