The plan and hardware kit are each fine for me. Mostly I like to deal with pleasant people like at Musicmakers. After all, I do this for the fun/accomplishment/mental journey of it....making various musical instruments. Only wish I had discovered this enjoyment back in my 20's, and had the choice to keep it fun. But as to this hurdy gurdy (which I generally call a better name), it is a bit of an unusual piece to me, in that: it is a slate for which presents opportunity to express some additional art. The plans and the pamphlet make good sense.