October 6, 2020

Goble Hass copy made in 1998. A stunning instrument!

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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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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Harpsichord Maker, restorer, repairer and vendor.