Quick flash pics of my Eaton Elf Hurdy Gurdy
complete with a lovely carving of an Elf at the head:
I feel that I should have pictured it, her, much more elegantly and artistically among oak, ash, thorn, etc., but it's too soggy and dark outside at present.
The instrument was made for Jake Walton in Cornwall, and the Elf was a special commission for him. And I rather like her!
Like hurdy gurdies in general, she definitely appears to have a strong and possibly petulant will.
Now I just need another lifetime to learn to do anything like justice to setting up properly and playing!