Monthly Archives: February 2013

Norfolk Dulcimer revival: the prototype

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As far as is known these are the first dulcimers made in Norfolk for around 100 years. Drawings are  issued……and work is progressing at Marcus Ashby’s Norwich workshop:Precise workmanship by David Thomas is making the CAD real:Test stringing confirms the … Continue reading

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Canon Ixus 7.0 Leica X1 Canon Ixus 7.0 Leica X1 It’s rare for me to photograph the same thing at almost the same time with 2 different cameras. I’m having fun flying a light weight AutoKAP rig with a Canon … Continue reading

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A small Rok for small hands

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To get a KAP experience for smaller kite flyers I’ll be testing out smaller versions of my favorite lifters to see how they do in readiness for community KAP sessions. I have got hold of a 1.6m (5′) Rokkaku by … Continue reading

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Harbord SP rig build-2

Now for the fun of getting the energy of the rubber band released….slowly. Simon’s design uses a flat strip as the spindle, I have used a rod. This is a mistake as the rod simply spins through the putty with … Continue reading

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Harbord SP rig build 1

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This is the beginning of my build of Simon Harbord’s genius ‘Silly Putty’ (SP) AutoKAP rig. The dimensions are determined by either the part sizes or the jaw size of my vice. After reading up on the merits of hot … Continue reading

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