Or at least the construction of the six pinecones is completed. Now I must finish them, install the tuners and string them up. This has been an interesting effort at trying to gauge the effects of mass production. I am convinced that making more than one at a time has efficiencies, both in time and perhaps in quality as you don't have to re-learn a technique with each instrument, In fact you are apt to improve performance as you repeat it. I am zeroing in on a "hours to build" result that will tell me if I am earning ten dollars and hour or $30.00 per hour.
After finishing the final sanding I was able to set these beauties aside and put away all the tools in their proper places, sweep and vacuum the shop, empty the scrap wood box, and generally get the workshop back in order. Kind of a relief, as I had been concentrating on getting six sopranos built. I am about a day away from completing the French Polish ainstalling the tuners on the three concert pinecones and stringing them up. I am eager to hear and play them and expect them to be very good.
After all that success in the workshop it was time to mix a martini and play a few tunes on the patio. This marvelous Azalia is in bloom on the patio and seemed to be beckoning to me so I sat down beside it to play.
As I played a single blossom dropped onto my pinecone. I thought you might enjoy its beauty as I did.