Hi my name is Carl and I’m a Guitaraholic…I scoff at the idea of having ‘enough’ guitars…is there even such a thing? It like saying is there ever enough cheese on your Nacho’s? ....of course not. But this is ...
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Location: Seattle, WA.
I was turned onto this site from DamnHippie.
I've lived my life in Washington state. While I enjoyed taking Woodshop in Jr. High, I always lacked the space/time/resources to dedicate to woodworking after graduation. It took a backseat to my musical pursuits, and a career in Computer engineering.
I got back into woodworking as an excuse to increase my guitar collection by making a few custom instruments to add to my current herd. I found a huge chunk of Purple heart the size of a door, and carefully planned out several instruments from this piece. I had forgotten how engrossing woodworking is. Like music in many regards, I find myself getting lost in the details of working on a project to be completely relaxing. I enjoy learning new skills, and have been acquiring hand tools to give myself a foundation in the basics. Now, I'm looking forward to delving into inlay work as well as a daunting list of projects that should keep me busy for years.
My avatar is my old yellow lab Abby.
-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.
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After finishing the spalted alder strat archtop, and the purple heart guitars I’ve decided to push myself in techniques to see what I could come up with…here are the next few. My first try was a semi hollow body with a ‘C̵...
I recently bought a Stanley #45 combination plane, and several blades….however it’s only the chasis and blades…does anyone have the slide rail, and perhaps any parts for a #45 they would be interested in selling/trading? Let m...
I love perusing the recording studio photos of mix magazine, or Sound on Sound…and I am envious that I don’t have $70K to drop on a sweet 64 channel mixing desk and a rack full of vintage tube compressors and mic pre-amps…but one...
My grandfather, who was a huge influence on my cousin’s and I passed away last year. My cousin Jason and I thought it would be fun, and a great bonding experience to build a nice display box for a few of his things…pictures, the head o...