Why teach Recorder making. -
After many conversations with my colleagues around the
world, we have come to an unfortunate conclusion. We
are none of us getting any younger. We also look around
and see - the same faces we saw 20 years ago. Great
for workspace solidarity, but worrying. Certainly, younger
makers have made an appearance, but they have to compete
with our generation, and many have fallen by the wayside.
In the '70s, almost the majority of the present European
makers studied recorder making with Fred Morgan. At
that time he was ready and willing to share the knowledge
and experience that he had, and were it not for his
premature end, I'm sure that he would have continued
to share for as long as he could.
We now feel
that it is time for us to share what we know, and pass
on the fruits of, in my case, 30 years of experience
to anyone who wants it.
Recorder Making Course - Cambridge
With Tim Cranmore
We will supply you with ready-drilled blanks for the
recorder you are going to make, and all tools. Please
bring your own workshop overalls, with dust and eye
protection, and note that, although we have third party
insurance, you must have your own personal accident
cover. The workshops are at Bury Farm, http://www.acefoundation.org.uk/artscentre/
whose postcode is
· Welcome and health and safety intro.
· Recorder bore theory, measuring the bore and
how it relates to tuning.
· Designing and making a head joint reamer.
· Using the reamer to complete the head joint
· Woodturning practice - making a block hammer
· Turning the external profile using drawings.
· Introduction to the windway cutter.
· Cutting the windway.
· Cutting the labium and window.
· Block making and finishing.
· Completing the beak of the recorder.
· Oiling the recorder.
· Threading the joints
· Demonstration of tuning and voicing by Tim
using your instruments.
· Tea and cake!
- Courses will last 5
- Accommodation You will
need to arrange your own bed and breakfast accommodation
in Cambridge for the duration of the course, however,
a fascinating place to stay in at any time!
- Participants will be
expected to have their own personal accident insurance.
- Cost, to include the
finished instrument, will be £1000 or €1300.
- Dates can be arranged
throughout the year.
- Get in touch ~ Use
the email link at the bottom of any page.