Monday, 29 December 2014

Digital downloads ending 1st January 2015

Digital downloads ending due to EU VAT Changes 1st January 2015

It is with regret that I will be ending digital downloads of my plans and other downloads on the 1st of January 2015.  

This is due to Changes in how VAT is applied to digital goods and its effect on micro business like my own.   Selling outside the UK is no longer viable in this way under the new legislation. Since I cannot always tell where a download has come from I have to suspend all digital sales.  

I will go back to supplying printed plans and physical CD-ROM discs that contain the plans.  

For more info:

Friday, 19 December 2014

Starting your own business making instruments in your part of the world?

new kantele cd2015 edition Complete resource for makers of Kanteles 

The Kantele Making CD now has an extra plan(the great new 11string model which is my personal favourite to play) includes the video diary) making a 5 string along with the new playing guide  There is a plan for a piccolo Kantele and the template for my electric kantele as well as the 5, 10, 11, 12 and 15 string kanteles.

With Piccolo and Electric kantele Pattern as extras

There's a chapter on making a case along with the video excerpt showing how to outfit it to protect your instrument!  all you need to get started 

A complete resource for the kantele maker!

why not create your own instruments using my plans to sell at Local craft fairs or to start your own business in your part of the world?  By purchasing my plans you are free to make an sell these instruments as many have already done!


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The CD is most informative and well worth the money paid. I would recommend it to any novice or upcoming instrument maker or as a great resource for the  experienced, Michael is very helpful via e-mail and responds to all queries in a timely and easy to understand manner".

    Ben Corby, Australia

    also: Carole Beasleys Blog follows the making of a
    10 String Kantele in Australian Timbers


    another maker, Julian Fitton here


    and J. Manuel Bonilla fron Spain


    **If you have purchased the Kantele Cd previously     there is now a serialised playing guide on Youtub

YouTube Video CD-Rom video preview

The old ebook version and most of the plans are available also to purchase alone as downloads from here