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Bowed keyboard- Streichklavier #2: It's about to stand on its own...

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Blog entry by JonJ posted 1991 days ago 3413 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: My third bowed keyboard Part 2 of Bowed keyboard- Streichklavier series Part 3: standing alone... »

Over the weekend, I got the case all glued together. Ideally I would have like to let the dovetails hold it all together, but hopefully I won’t ever need to take it apart. I got the bottom cut and set in a rabbeted channel in the bottom, but still have to glue it.
test fitting bottom
I got one of the cabriole legs done, and the other 2 are glued up ready to cut. I couldn’t wait and had to prop it up and get a look. If the whole picture doesn’t show up of the leg, click on it, and I think it will open new window in photobucket where you can see all of it.
first cabriole leg
My strings and tuning pins arrived in the mail from Musicmaker’s kits…I’m getting excited now!

-- Jon



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Karson

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#1 posted 1991 days ago

Jon That is great looking. Keep us informed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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kiwi1969

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#2 posted 1991 days ago

Just make sure we get to hear some audio when it,s done! This will be a very interesting series.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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roy

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#3 posted 1990 days ago

looks great!!
music is so wonderful. everytime you make a instrument YOU create a sound that the world has never heard. each one is different, and can never be repeated

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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GaryK

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#4 posted 1990 days ago

Looking great so far.

Can’t wait to hear it.

Did you find some plans or are you just winging it?

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

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