The scroll Ppeghead is the first piece to be made in a new musical instrument, sort of like a test to demonstrate that one is capable of handling everything to come. But it is also the starting point because it is so much fun to do, and such a personal part of a new musical instrument.

In this workshop, a peghead will be carved by each participant while Dwain demonstrates and talks about the process and answers questions. Participants can expect to learn these things:

  • A general familiarity with the carving process and how various stops are organized and accomplished.
  • The tools used.
  • How to deal effectively with breaks and mistakes.
  • A guided example of carving.
  • A list of tools, materials and sharpening stones required.
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Bear Meadow Workshops
Scroll Peghead Carving