Category Archives: Harpsichords and Spinets

Spinet Assembly Continues

Hello all: The bent side liner has been glued into place, about a week ago.  Finally time to take some shots and post them here. Two kerfed cauls were used to protect the outer surface of the bent side and … Continue reading

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The Bentside Liner for the Spinet

Hello all: Just hand kerfed and now fitting the liner to the spinet’s bent side.  This will complete the shelf around the inside of the case on which the soundboard will be glued. I used a tenon saw for a … Continue reading

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Spinet Construction Update

Hello everyone: As mentioned in reply to a comment on our last post, I’ve installed the treble cheek (the right hand one when facing the spinet) onto the spinet carcass.  The framing of the keywell of the instrument is now … Continue reading

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Small Planes: More Tools of Our Time

Hello everyone: Anyone recognize these little tools?  If you are into violin making or bow making, you should. They are known by names such as violin planes, finger planes, palm planes.  They may look like toys from their size, but … Continue reading

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Further Info on Spinets

A few months ago we had a question regarding a small book on early English spinet harpsichords.  We’ve also had some visitors to the shop desire more info on them. Given that I am banished from my tools to let … Continue reading

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Spinet Assembly Progressing

Hello everyone: It has been a busy time with projects and visitation, but we are moving ahead. As you can see, two major pieces have come together for the spinet case assembly.  The spine, or backboard, went on first, then … Continue reading

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Spinet Assembly Moving Forward (A Little)

Hello, everyone: The front rail and left cheek of the spinet are on. Thus begins the assembly of the outer case walls. Further inside support bracing will follow, once the walls are up. The front rail is a single walnut … Continue reading

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