Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Classic guitar case suspension system development

Johan and I were working in his workshop tonight getting the classical guitar suspension system finalised.

After much thought I opted for slightly larger suspension blocks than I'd original planned. Objectively the original very minimal suspension blocks gave fine protection but subjectively they didn't provide a satisying bed for the instrument.

Calder classic  susp

Johan in workshop

Calder classic susp covered

Calder classic w guitar

category:Classical guitar case.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Violin case close ups

I like the way light falls on the leather and shows up the lines of the case - especially late in the day.

When I see the case looking like this all the hard work we've done seems worthwhile.

Calder violin case low light 1

Calder violin case low light  2

category: Violin case

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Calder violin case #1 complete + final bow holder

Last Friday Johan finished fitting out Calder violin case #1. After so much time in development it is deeply satisfying for Johan, Barry and myself to have one case complete. Here's some rough shots - prettier ones will follow.



And this is the final bow holder design. I wanted something totally simple using leather only. The bow rests on a loop of leather and the strap simply flips over and is held in place with rare earth magnets.

Bow holder cu closed

Bow holder cu open

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Calder violin case and laptop case work in progress.

Johan Ulvede has been beavering away on the violin case interior - here are this morning's shots from his workshop.

The partly fitted short cream leather straps are to retain the lid.

Violin interior WIP 2

Barry and I are meeting Johan today to finalise the bow holder design - which is why the bow is just resting on suspension blocks.

Violin interior wip 1

And here's a revised design handle ready for fixing onto the laptop case.

Laptop new handle 2

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