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Home made Hurty Gurdy built from old antique violin case.

"Thank you again.  I am lucky enough to have a Wood Lathe, that will help with the wheel, thank you for the tip on “burning” the wheel. "
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Home made Hurty Gurdy built from old antique violin case.

"I liked the look of violin pegs, but you could certainly use something else. I've experimented with metal and nylon. I prefer nylon. there's enough potential for harshness and nylon seemed to have a softer, more pleasant effect. Wheel was…"
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Home made Hurty Gurdy built from old antique violin case.

"Thank you for the detailed answer.  I am thinking a Diatonic version, in D, similar to the Medieval  Symphonies.  ‘Twould simplify it a bit.  I do like 4 strings though,  I am also thinking that guitar tuners, or even…"
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Home made Hurty Gurdy built from old antique violin case.

"it is playable, but I might go simpler next time. e.g., one melody, one drone, and maybe straight G scale with no sharps/flats, etc.. There's a lot going on. You have to really tweak it a lot. tuning, tension adjust (too much string/wheel…"
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Home made Hurty Gurdy built from old antique violin case.

"Wow, this is a very good build.  I just procured an old fiddle case that is very similar to yours.  What did you make the wheel out of?  In general, do you feel that it is playable?  I really like your hand wheel too!  That…"
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At 5:32am on March 26, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Nice work on that Star Gold Banjo ! Mark ! Aces Tops !

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Guitars in batches

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 12:20am 8 Comments

Mad respect for Shane. Many great tips that I have used. And I understand the goal of making and selling for income. Though I sometimes have two and possibly three projects going at a time, if I'm not careful, I risk building the same guitar over and over. For me, The less I make it a time the more original and one of a kind they turn out to be. Sort of like having kids one at a time instead of quintuplets. So I try to use different wood, sometimes drastically different boxes and shapes,… Continue
 
 
 

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