Harlequin trimmed

I’ve got the two inlays for the sides of the peg head trimmed out. [The lower tip on each is not final-trimmed because it is so delicate. I will get to it later, closer to the time it will be glued in.]


The side with the design showing is actually the bottom that will be glued against the peg head. The top side is taped. So, the one from the other side of the peg head is seen sitting on the near side, showing how it will appear.

I’m not sure how I like it. I will have to get the body and keychest out and see what they all look like together.

4 Responses to “Harlequin trimmed”

  1. Tim Winters says:

    I think it looks wonderful! Good work, Michael. You are building an awesome gurdie. Tim

  2. Tim Winters says:

    Hi Michael!

    Hope your projects are keeping you inspired. I had trouble starting on my lute-back gurdy this year, but finally started gluing the ribs to the forms last week. I am enjoying working on it again. Your website and inlay work are wonderful! Tim

  3. Mel Dorries says:

    HI Michael,
    A fine piece of work!
    Sooooo happy that you are doing this odyssey for all to see.
    Yes, cutting the body block for the carved peghead would be tough to do but you are over the hump and well along the road to artistic success.
    Can’t wait to see what you do with the carving.
    Amazing job Bro.

  4. Belinda Daughtry says:

    Hi Michael!
    I’m amazed at the beautiful detail you’re putting into your hurdy gurdy. Are you still in North Texas? I would like to meet other Hurdy Gurdy players from this area. I have had a gurdy for almost a year and am getting another one soon.


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