Michael Wygmans

Ask me anything   I've been building musical instruments since 1998 and worked in the aviation industry since 1978. I love being able to express the inner desire to create through instrument building.

Music is the universal language.

retrofret:

Gibson Mandocello Repair Part 4: Kristin will be gluing three ‘finger braces’ to stabilize the top crack and prevent flexing. Here she is applying potassium permanganate solution (an oxidizing agent) to the braces to better match the patina of the old wood. An old violin repair trick!

http://retrofret.com/repairs.asp

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susanwygmans:

Two of my sweet kids in Rockford!

susanwygmans:

Two of my sweet kids in Rockford!

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Stayed in this beautiful house in Asheville, NC that was built in the 1800’s. I’m in awe of the craftsmanship.

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#antique  #victorian  #woodwork  #1800's  #staircase 
Finished another instrument panel.

Finished another instrument panel.

— 3 weeks ago
#aluminum  #instrument panel  #aviation  #custom 
Spending the weekend in Asheville, NC. What a view!

Spending the weekend in Asheville, NC. What a view!

— 1 month ago
#asheville  #mountains  #trees 

drawpaintprint:

Texas Fox Trot- Nashville Mandolin Ensemble (1998)

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I’m helping a friend build some speaker cabinets. It’s interesting how much the sound path is like a brass instrument like a french horn.

— 1 month ago with 7 notes
#speakers  #french horn  #audio equipment  #billfitzmaurice build  #tuba 45 

This is what I do for my day job. We refurbish cockpits with new avionics and instrument panels. The aluminum panels are built by me, and all new wiring gets installed after removing the original wiring. The end product is very nice.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#aviation  #cockpit  #avionics  #instrument panel  #refurbished  #wiring  #aluminum  #cessna