My finished hurdy gurdy

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Michael Cyr
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My finished hurdy gurdy

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Here are some pics of the finished unit. I used free plans from the internet but changed most everything to make it my own. I looked at a lot of you tube stuff and professional builders to try and get an idea of how to build this. I wasn't aware of this site until after i built it so i had to study pictures and do the best i can. Wish i found this site earlier.
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I glued a strip of mahogany into the back and then carried up the end and tail piece and lid cover. I didn't want to make the tangents with the traditional wooden peg pushed into the key so i decided to glue a brass pipe to a strip of cherry and attached it to the keys with a 4/40 cap head screw.
I do have pics of them but i seam to have reached a limit on posting pics or it froze on me.

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Peter Wilcox
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Beautiful job.

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Michael Cyr
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Re: My finished hurdy gurdy

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Thanks Peter for the info.
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I originally left the tangent wood as seen in the picture thinking it mimics the metal tangents i see on the more modern models but it quickly became evident it will not fit well on the upper keys so i removed all of them and sanded them more into a point.
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Bryan Bear
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Wow, beautiful job. The complexity alone puts this project out of my reach. Well done!
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