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Love to experiment with things that have been forgotten over time...obscure inventions and such. Lot of amazing things that people think are new inventions are hundreds of years old.
I also fly a powered parachute, mess with old cars and trucks, grew up playing bluegrass with my dad, I TRY to play bagpipes, dulcimer, tin whistle, hurdy gurdy....I enjoy being outside, camping with our old Airstream, going to festivals.
When I'm not trying to think of things to build and clutter up our house even more, my day job is doing renderings and artwork for children's footwear.
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For those of you that have not seen this yet, a short recap…A harpsichord type instrument that uses a rosined nylon belt driven by a foot treadle to bow the strings when a key is pushed. This is a little video I made while it was working hal...
I didn’t get completely done, but took it to the festival anyway. Friday night I had it working pretty good about midnight, but as I was getting ready to put it away for the night- I heard a popping noise every time the belt made a full circ...
In case anyone was following this project, I haven’t given up…I just had to get away from it for a while. I didn’t get in done in time for the festival in May, but I did take it to show what I had done. I had spent so much time ...
Been a while since I posted progress, but I have been busy. Both on this, and installing an alarm system so I hopefully can keep my tools till the project is done (long story) An overview as to what this is: A harpsichord shaped instrument tha...