Karen, my wife, is an off again on again artist who is currently both teaching art and weaving. She has made some beautiful art quilts and now has some hand woven potholders for sale. Click on the image to see more.
James Paul Jones - Art
I'm gradually trying to move back to doing more art. I do have a website dedicated to my past work and a new project in which I create what I call PhotoQuilts. Click on the photo to go see what I'm doing. Prints are available.
Garret is our youngest. An avid climber, hiker and outdoorsman who is now working for the Dept of Forestry, Mount St Helens National Monument near Portland. He is also quite the photographer. Click on the image to see some of his work.
Goss Nuzzo-Jones & Shauni Deshmukh
Our oldest has always wanted to work with computers. He has become a talented software engineer currently doing some very interesting work with Superpedestrian. His wife Shauni is also a programmer blazing the trail for women in the field. She works as lead engineer for Tettra.
Christopher Jones Music
Both my brothers Jeff and Christopher are great musicians and songwriters having played with groups and soloing for many of their earlier years. Christopher having successfully pursued a career in languages is now back at it as a musician. Check out his website and if you are in Pittsburgh find out where you can hear him perform.
Information you might find helpful if you would like to try to build one yourself.
Building an Octave Mandolin
After Garret graduated from college, he worked for me for awhile. I was making a group of Octave Mandolins at the time so he documented the process. If you'd like to view this selection of photos of how I make my Octave Mandolins, click on the image.
An article I wrote on the Yangqin (Chinese Hammered Dulcimer) for Dulcimer Player's News. Includes a rare tuning chart.
This page has some information I pulled together in response to a recent gift of a Schunda system cimbalom built in Budapest sometime before 1874. There are loads of photos, a tuning scheme and measurements available as a pdf.
Photos of traditional Indian Santoors plus photos of a finished Santoor I built with a tuning scheme, string gauges, photos of the building process, dimensions, and drawings of Santoor elements.
Sitka Spruce Sound Boards for Sale
I've got a lot of extra boards I'm looking to sell ($20 a book matched set)