DAY 11 –6/2/2012 11-2:30pm. I was a little reluctant for the first day back at the workshop for the New Year, as I knew this session would involve remaking the sides of the guitar from scratch after I broke the cutaway on my first attempt at hand bending. My new sassafras pieces had arrived and […]
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Creating bracing for the soundboard: Today was all about creating the bracing for the soundboard. This is a detailed process, and there’s a set formula/layout to follow. Altering this formula will have a profound effect on the distribution of the sound across the soundboard, thus altering the sound/tone.
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I stepped onto the beautiful historic grounds of Montsalvat and headed through peacocks and huge scary geese (it’s mating season) to the THOMAS LLOYD GUITAR WORKSHOP (www.thomaslloydguitars.com.au) to begin my 10 week acoustic guitar making course.
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Unfortunately this event was washed out and did not run this weekend. The Rotary Club of Melbourne Park are looking to host the event in a few weeks. Last year, Jenny Biddle took out the title of Melbourne’s Best Busker and helped raise over $3000 for Melbourne’s homeless youth. In 2011, she defends her title […]
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This January, in boots, a flanny and cowboy hat, Jenny Biddle hit the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the first time. Jenny joined the other 500 buskers that built up a storm on Peel St for the 9 days of the festival. In 35°C heat, Jenny set up her busking rig outside Jeans West on […]
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I popped into the recording studio yesterday, and was incredibly inspired. It’s been a while since I’ve been in the studio (almost 2 years since the recording of Chest of Drawers), and I didn’t realise how much I missed it.
A homeless man sat on The Purse outside Melbourne’s General Post Office, as he listened to me sing on the street. I smiled at him and continued to play guitar. After a while the man got up and put his spare change into my busking case, smiled and shuffled off into the stream of people, […]
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When I was a young lass, one of my beautiful neighbours became my surrogate grandmother. I used to go over to her place to feed her chickens. We’d have tea and cookies (with about 4 sugars in my tea) and yarn the afternoon away. Sadly, in her final years she became quite senile, paranoid, and […]
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With my boots, flanny, cow-girl hat, I am all ready for the Tamworth Country Music Festival (although I don’t look quite as hot as McLeod’s Daughters, but will attempt to fit in). VERY exciting. Can’t say I’ve ever been before, but SHOULD have! Here we are.
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I must admit I had a li’l chuckle when I received an email today from a chap wanting more details and a direct website to the chest of drawers that I stock, specifically requesting dimensions, types, styles in stock, and whether I took a surcharge for visa and master cards. Unfortunately for him, I need […]
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