The progress reports
Each week we update this page with new photos of instruments in progress. The updates will usually be on Tuesday.
We hope that you enjoy seeing the progress on your instrument and those of others who have them on order.
Week ending January 17, 2005
MG39 (P.W.) almost ready to go!
Orca (C.C.) being buffed out after the final hand rubout
Laying out the tail for the tailpiece
Drilling the peghead for the tuning machines
The keybox and tailpiece are in place
Chris learning to hand bend wood on a hot iron
Orca: Chris putting together his first Orca
Orca: Chris' Orca has progressed substantially
Orca: Pavel also has an Orca under construction
Milling a set of blanks for new master keys
Experimenting with new methods of making wheels - the one on the right has Secret Ingredient X in it
LB6 (S.D.): The parts for the bending blanket sandwich
LB6: One of the five forms that the sandwich blanket will be used with
In the bedroom redecoration - a test strip of the strip pattern
The doors get a carved Celtic knot pattern added to each, along with a paint job to cover their original boring white gloss
Thanks for watching - tune in next week!
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Alden and Cali Hackmann
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