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Bowed keyboard- Streichklavier #8: A short recording of bowed keyboard

10-28-2009 10:30 PM by JonJ | 6 comments »

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 halfway decent. The first little clip is shot with video mode on still camera- the rest is an audio recording with older shots of construction to fill the video void. I plan on adding another keyboard that will pluck strings similar to a harpsichord, bu...

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Bowed keyboard- Streichklavier #6: back at it- ready for the keyboard

10-07-2009 07:29 PM by JonJ | 3 comments »

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 in the shop I was really testing my family’s patience, not to mention all the odd jobs that had piled up. The first order of business was pressure washing and sealing a chapel on my mother’s property that the family built as a memorial to...

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Bowed keyboard- Streichklavier #4: soundboard done

03-30-2009 07:35 PM by JonJ | 7 comments »

The soundboard is done (but not glued on yet) bracing is in, and I think I’m very close to stringing it up. I may go ahead and apply finish to outside before I string it, so all the “nasty” work will be done before detail work. The soundboard is spanish Cedar…not sure if that is a good soundboard material, but saw it at the sawmill and just had to have it. The lid is done except for the flap that covers the end, and cutting it apart so part of it can fold back. It spru...

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