Tag: homemade qin

Experiences with Finishing and French Polishing a Qin

Finishing an instrument is no easy endeavor, and is a whole process and art form in itself, especially for more manual and involved processes such as traditional Chinese lacquering and…
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Making a Qin – Designing for Tone

In my previous post, I dove into a rather lengthy introduction to alternative wood choices for qin woods, including data from The Wood Database on numerous possible choices for the…
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Making a Qin – Alternative Wood Choices

INTRODUCTION In my previous posts, I discussed several aspects of qin making, ranging from the process, to personal thoughts and experiences, to some important design considerations. In this post, I…
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Making a Qin – Design Considerations

INTRODUCTION There are many, many design considerations and options that are available to the aspiring qin maker in their quest to making a qin. Perhaps too many to cover in…
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An Abridged Look at the Making of a Qin

During the design and construction of my qin, I was originally planning on documenting all the details to put together another guide to qin making. Unfortunately, I got a bit…
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Why Make a Qin? Some Thoughts and Experiences

Why make a qin? There is something profound to be said about playing an instrument which you yourself spent time researching, designing, and crafting. Making an instrument is certainly no…
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