Thursday, July 28, 2011
Yup! I do believe I have jinxed myself once more because I spilled the beans too early about my woodworking project. First the bandsaw, then the Dremel flexi-shaft... These things cost a mint!! Yes, the steel rod inside the flexi has snapped off today, so it is a total write off. I really didn't need all this added cost, considering I just spent a fortune buying 1kg of horse hair (yes, you read that right, dear readers!) Since the whole project seems to be going tits-up, I may as well screw it up all the way and spill the whole deal... I'm making a spike fiddle; a musical instrument that can be found in many cultures throughout central Asia. Because mine isn't meant to be an accurate reproduction of any particular ethnic instrument, I decided to simply call it a "spike fiddle", although it was heavily influenced by the Mongolia morin khuur and Tuvan igil. Even though I have lost two important tools, I still managed to continue the work (somehow!) I'm nearly finished and will be posting up the result shortly. Stay tuned!