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.....
 

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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Finished!

May 28, 2020

Delin Harpsichord by Peter Barnes 2020
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Hass Clavichord stringing.

May 15, 2020
Here is a photo of today's progress with finishing a clavichord started in 1976. Nearly there at last! 
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Delin Twins

May 15, 2020
Side by side for comparison at last. Both of these instruments sound fantastic. The Oliver Moor is slightly deeper, heavier and significantly cheaper, the Peter Barnes is very resonant and has an even more lovely soundboard painting. I have no idea which one will sell first!
My next Delin project will be a small double manual with AA-d3 compass, transposing of course!


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De Blaise Double finished, Hass Clavichord started.

May 9, 2020
Here https://youtu.be/XFH5jYIodak is a link to my latest YouTube Video on harpsichord tuning. I had a bit of fun with that one!
Now the De Blaise is finished, I'm working on the Hass Clavichord that you can just see on my bench on the right of this photo. It is going to be painted in Green, with a Red interior. I'm so looking forward to hearing it!


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Clavichord Tuning Tutorial

May 3, 2020
A lifetime of clavichord tuning and maintenance tips condensed onto just ten minutes! https://youtu.be/lPiS_HL3WNI

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Click and Collect Harpsichord Hire!

April 18, 2020
I have just finished renovating a small Zuckermann Italian Harpsichord and it is now available for sale at £1,200, or for hire on a short or long term basis. You can even collect and return it yourself in order to keep the cost down.

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About Me


Harpsichord Maker, restorer, repairer and vendor.