We have been busily getting the Strumpet’s ready for there first coat of paint. Yesterday and today were filled with rasps and sand paper. It was fun to work outside, so much easier to see what needs more sanding. The tiny shop is working great as long as it does not rain , one of us inside at the bench and the other out side at a temp table. Here are some pictures.
I went out on the town last night with my friend Claire. I was passing a Thai restaurant window and saw these amazing instruments. There were more inside. I asked the hostess where they came from and she said the owner made them. I think my Sister and I have a field trip to make next week.
After a long holiday weekend, we are back at work on the Strumpet. We are figuring out how to work in our very small temporary accommodations. Today we created a jig to hold the instrument while we cut the final heel curve on the bandsaw.
Today we worked on gluing fronts and drawing the new custom designs for the interior of the instruments with the wood burner. The theme is moving to Florida and all the new imagery around me.
It’s October and two sisters minds and hearts turn to Strumpet making. I am in Florida looking for a new home after selling my house in Boston. Laura is having her garage renovated, so we are making a short run of 11 instruments. Laura had a shed built to store her stuff while the build happens so we are turning it into a mini instrument making studio. It is 8′ by 12′ and we are having fun trying to organize the space in a way we can accomplish our goal. Here are some pictures of our first day.