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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:40 pm 
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Greetings fellow Whistlers! I am posting to ask you all for your help. Asking for help is very alien to me but it's come to the point where I am in great need. During this summer 2020 I was hoping to be back up and running making whistles so I could make enough money to build a new workshop which is desperately needed. Every year I have to shut down the business for winter because my current workshop is not up to standard.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-required-so-i-can-continue-my-master-craft

The main problem is that I cannot complete the final process of lacquering my instruments because I need certain conditions for the lacquer to adhere and dry properly. I use a specially developed lacquer for my instruments, and it's this process which helps me stand out from the crowd. I pride myself on my Craftsmanship and the beautiful mirror polished finish I achieve by hand. It's that hard work I wish to protect with the lacquer. It's not only about protecting the surface finish though! the lacquer reduces impedance in the bore and helps to smooth over any imperfections so the airflows smoothly. The result is incredible performance in both octaves and pure sweet tone. These instruments of mine are really easy to play throughout the range.

Working in the cold also has more negative impacts on the making and tuning of these instruments. As I am sure you all know these whistles are sensitive to temperature changes and they should be made in temperatures in which they are intended to play. It's impossible to heat my workshop and maintain the temperature in this current workshop.

Please visit my crowdfunder page and make a donation if you can. I would be soo happy if you could help. If you can't donate, please share the crowdfunder where you can.

All the best to you all and stay safe during these strange times :shock:

James.
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-required-so-i-can-continue-my-master-craft


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