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CLAVIERS BAROQUES' Bermudo clavichord

Building the Bermudo clavichord...

When you build wooden instruments, you do a lot of sanding. Here Dawn gives the flame maple case the first of many sandings it will receive. Wood that will be given a natural finish needs to be much smoother than wood that will be painted.

Den does all the case assembly using hide glue, as was done in the old days. We use hide glue not just because it is historically correct but because it does not "creep" as nearly all modern glues do. This is important for an instrument that is under constant pressure from the strings.

We usually allow a week to build the case, what with keeping up with rentals and repairs.

Sanding the Case,  Bermudo Clavichord

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