As I discover later on, when I actually receive the box, the englishman turns out to be David Van Edwards, who is not to be presented anymore to anyone interested in lute making. And the box is this. I read through the instructions and start to realize that the whole thing is actually doable! So I set out to find some suitable wood and assemble the missing tools. Some nine month later, it will eventually look like this :
But for the moment, all is yet to be done.
The first part is the construction of the mold, following the plans.
By the way, that big panel ripsaw is handmade from Two Lawyers Toolworks and works great.
Now, the actual work on the lute can begin...