Building a hurdy gurdy: Part Two (Fiona)

[Read part one first.] When I got back from a Minstrels of the Forest rehearsal (at John’s house) on May 19th, I decided to finish the hurdy by our next rehearsal, and in time for our next gig (The Laskett Garden’s, June 21st, 2014). The base and lid pieces are sufficiently flattened for me to…

Building a hurdy gurdy: Part One (Fiona)

I’ve always loved building things from kits….. In the past few years I’ve made a clockwork clock out of paper and a stirling engine and orrery out of cardboard. I find things that turn and little cogs and clever mechanisms very exciting. So it was with great pleasure that I started out on my latest…