So it looks like building a house wasn’t good enough. Now I’ve somehow gotten it into my head that I want to build an early keyboard instrument called a clavichord. I have no idea why. Something to go along with this in the Music Room?:
At any rate, I have purchased a kit for building a clavichord modeled after one found in the collection of the King of Sweden — which is why they call it the King of Sweden clavichord — from a lovely outfit in Stonington, Connecticut known as Zuckermann Harpsichords International. The second video down on the first page is of the instrument I’m going to (try and) build.
I have a brand new workshop. So new I don’t even have much in the way of wood scraps. Then again, I do live in the midst of multiple building sites, so I should be okay.
So here we go:
Updates as it progresses. Don’t hold your breath. I anticipate anywhere from 6 to 12 months for completion.