The clamps are a little heavy handed...the blue tape works fine, but i needed a few clamps to get things started. I used the hot pipe to pre-bend the purfling to rough shape.
Added by Mark Riess on December 23, 2009 at 9:01pm — No Comments
I've been restoring this instrument I made some 34 years ago. It started out with 4 strings and tapered violin pegs, but about 4 years ago I really wanted a bouzouki, and since I couldn't afford one, I decided to convert this (I used to call it a) dulcilyn....kind of a combo between a dulcimer and a mandolin. I…
Added by Mark Riess on December 23, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Added by Mark Riess on December 18, 2009 at 7:11pm — No Comments
My father-in-law gave this to me back in the 80's, and I never had time to do much with it. It was in extreme disrepair at the time, but he recognized it as a unique and lovely piece of work. I don't know where he got it. Probably in a second hand shop of antiques up in the gold country between excursions prospecting or treasure hunting. I certainly think he found a treasure in this.
Added by Mark Riess on December 6, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Added by ralph brill on December 3, 2009 at 10:58am — No Comments