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Blog entry by JonJ posted 12-26-2007 10:51 PM 2638 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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#1 posted 12-26-2007 11:04 PM

Very interesting. A new instrument designer in our midst.. Looks like an interesting project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-27-2007 01:24 AM

This is really cool. I’d love to build both. Any ideas of where I can get plans for these?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 12-27-2007 02:37 AM


The wheelharp is actually that instrument I posted quite a while back…I was just going over the construction for some that were curious about how it worked…as soon as I can I’ll post some diagrams an photos showing the detail of the key mechanism. If I ever draw up plans for this thing, I’ll let you know. It’s still a work in progress though, and I may never get it working as well as I want.

The hurdy gurdy on the other hand, was designed by Jerry Brown, owner of musicmakers kits, and does have blueprints available. Heres a link…

Super nice folks with lots of instrument supplies…especially harps.

-- Jon

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#4 posted 12-27-2007 02:51 AM

I can’t wait for the next installment.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 12-27-2007 03:09 AM

I’ll be watching this closely!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 12-27-2007 06:36 PM

Quite interesting, I’ll be waiting for more.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 12-28-2007 04:31 AM

You sayin’ that you designed that big barrel Hurdy Gurdy? It’s fantastic! It’s also quite unique as well! Keep us posted Jon! I’m really interested in this! And thanx for the link…I’m gonna check it out.

I live in a valley and have been thinkin’ of buying some really annoying bagpipes…you know, something that would get my stepson’s 6 hounds a howlin’! A Hurdy Gurdy probably wouldn’t be loud enough but would be fun to play. I dunno…maybe by adding a guitar pickup and a good Marshall speaker system…Hmmm.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#8 posted 01-04-2008 05:16 AM

great project posting … welcome to lumberjocks !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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