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 who passed away at the ripe old age of 15. since we lost her, we have added a baby daughter who is quickly approaching 3 years old now, and a Basenji mutt named Finnegan who is a rambunctious and constant companion to my daughter.
-- 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...