So another Bodega Bay Wooden Boat Challenge has come and gone, and I was looking at my profile to dig up some links to send to some folks, and saw that my last entry here was announcing last year’s win. I’ve been trying to participate ...
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Location: Petaluma, California
It started simply enough. We'd been doing "projects" for years, but after struggling one too many times to try to build nice shelves with a cheap saw, my sweety and I spent a couple of thousand dollars on a load of Festool toys. Then we bought a house, and bought some more tools. Then we decided that the sawdust from the attached garage was too much, and built a detached shop.
We have projects jumping the queue all the time, but slowly we're trimming out our little 1947 cottage as best we can.
I'm also an old school computer geek and a road bicyclist.
-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke
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I mentioned winning the 2011 Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival Wooden Boat Challenge, and for some reason missed last year. Which is a shame, because last year's competition was awesome, and we trained with a group of high school guys who bui...
When Daniel and I made the guitar, we used the Festool MFS adjustable rectangle router template (if you’re price conscious, here's how I built a similar jig for cheap) to build the jig to do the inlays in the fretboard: First as a slot with ...
Daniel came back for another visit and said “yeah, it sounds really off at the 12th fret”. With visions of “oh, crap, we have to mill off that fret and move it” we started playing with things, and discovered that the br...
Daniel wanted to get back to his friends pretty badly, so last night we got the electronics installed (with some pain), and broke a string stringing it up, and there’s a lot of tweaking left to be done, but it was playable: Need to...