05DEC12–OA-2 Modern Lyre, OA-1 and the Anglo-Saxon lyre . . .
Howdy folks, I was sick with a rhinovirus of some sort last week and in the wake of that got sick again today with some kind of gut infection . . . but I still managed to get some work done and am only slightly delayed. I include here some updated pictures of the 2 lyres I’m working on (the oa-2 and the AS-1) as well as a bit fuzzier pic of Blossom’s progress on the OA-1.
This is the companion to the other design that you see on our homepage in the background image. At customer request, it is finished with organic flax oil.
Also on my workbench is this Anglo-Saxon lyre (yes, another Sutton Hoo replica), but it is in fact in a much further stage of completion than the photo indicates. I’d say I have the majority of the hand-sanding done and am about to apply finish:
Lastly, we have an OA-1 (our flagship lyre) about to go into the finish room. I have inspected it at various points throughout the building process and can pronounce it perfect in every way. An awesome first major instrument from a talented apprentice!
I will expect to get back out to the shop again this weekend and move forward on all of these projects after what has been a difficult 2 weeks of sickness, car repair and website redevelopment (not to mention a loaded schedule at my day job). (Hoists glass) here’s to leaving the day job behind and doing what we love! And that means all of us–you too!