The Van Edwards plan is for the 13 course Hoffmann - if it's the same one that has the relief carving on the back of the pegbox. I can't say I'm a great fan of that style of carving but of course it can be omitted. It's a very detailed plan and he even includes a separate plan for the skeleton mould.Ryeman wrote:Michael, yes I have made a few Baroque lutes; ten in fact, mostly based on the 13 course J C Hoffmann -Leipzig 1730- in the Brussels Cons. catalogue no 3188. I have a very useful outline drawing of this, done by Steven Murphy I think, which shows all the string geometry relating to the bass rider etc. All the things that may be putting you off, being more complicated than that found on a typical Renaiisance & or 10 course lute. You can have a copy if I can get it printed, though you probably have all the information you need from van Edwards. What is it specifically that's stopping you making one?
Pip Bickerstaffe is still making longbows as far as I know. I knew him years ago when I lived not far from him. Shot in competitions with him a few times, and I have his book on making longbows. Hope your repair holds up..
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