Finally, (almost) finished! Delin Double.

October 10, 2020
No 4' on this one. Make of that what you will, but many people hardly use a 4', it goes out of tune quickly in concert conditions and robs the soundboard of space for the 8' stops. My Lockdown Luxury has been to make a double without the usual 4'. I like it.


Chembalino in flight case

October 10, 2020
The flying about may be over for the time being, but this instrument is ready to collect! Yours for £1,200
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October 6, 2020

Goble Hass copy made in 1998. A stunning instrument!
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Square Piano in Distress

October 6, 2020
Ouch! Time to slacken all the strings and gradually close the joints up prior to introducing glue. This piano will sit as a dry run for a couple of weeks before I glue everything back in place.

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Double Manual Flemish nearly finished.

September 30, 2020
Just voicing the October offering from 
It has a hiring on 31st October 2020 at the Malvern Theatre for the Four Seasons with Armonico consort.
Pictures to follow!
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Work during the second lockdown:

September 14, 2020
In preparation for a probable second lockdown, I have been accumulating cedarwood, and instruments to repair and service.
I have a lovely 1800's double bass to rebuild a Flemish Double to finish, a Dolmetch harpsichord with a 16' stop to refurbish and several Italian harpsichords to make. I may occasionally come out of my workshop to sleep and eat.....
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Delin Double Lovely Legs!

June 29, 2020
I have has fun making this stand from solid oak. It weighs about 17kg!

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Delin Double continued!

June 16, 2020
So, a big step today putting in the soundboard. I hope I checked that there were no tools left inside!

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Delin Double underway!

June 3, 2020
Here is my new baby! 

Of course, making the case is the quick bit.
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May 28, 2020

Delin Harpsichord by Peter Barnes 2020
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About Me

Harpsichord Maker, restorer, repairer and vendor.