Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

This part of the website is an English translation of the definitive hurdy-gurdy reference book Die Drehleier (The Hurdy-gurdy), written by Marianne Bröcker. For general information about this translation please see the Index Page.

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Illustrations, page 28

271. Removing the body from the form


272. The completed shell with outer and inner blocks


273. Sanding the shell


274. Fitting the braces


275. Fitting the braces

276. Grinding the wheel edge (glued up veneer)


277. Mounting the wheel in the body


278. Fitting the soundboard


279. Different stages in the construction of the peghead with carved head


280. Fitting the keybox sides in mortices in the peghead

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© Original text in German copyright 1977, Verlag für systematische Musikwissenschaft GmbH
© Translation copyright 2005, Olympic Musical Instruments and the Bröcker Tranlation Group