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Alan Miknis clamping the body/top assembly on the granite surface plate.

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Originally appeared in Music for the Modern World
on November 21, 2013
Alan Miknis clamping the body/top assembly on the granite surface plate.

Here, Alan clamps the body/top assembly on the granite surface plate.

Alan explaines that from start to finish it takes almost an entire day for just one Clara to be born. 44 Precisely interlaced pieces of Ekoa are mixed with a bio-resin adhesive and placed in a custom aluminum mold to be cured. In local small manufacturing fashion, Blackbird has used part of an old cotton candy machine to build their "glorified griddle, with added temperature controllers."

Photos by Jeremy Ota.

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