The month of April has been a busy one to say the least. My “Real Daytime Job” has been very greedy with my time, and I’ve not had much of a chance to work with my bass. Once again the world of luthiery has thrown a curve ball. My first attempt ...
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Location: South Carolina
The winter of 1994 marks the starting point of my journey into the world of woodworking. My first exposure to woodworking came in a dusty wood shop that built fireplace mantels. Over the years I worked in other shops that made custom cabinetry and furniture, but it wasn't until January 2008 before I chose to study the art of fine woodworking.
In furniture I always held true to one rule. There are no boundaries of trend or style, only imagination and inspiration serve to guide the way. There hasn't been any formal education in woodworking, just on the job, and lots of books.
I blend modern-day aesthetics with the refinement of authentic tools from the past. My efforts are to design compelling pieces of expression, as well as pieces which offer purpose. Using only hand tools, I am able to refine and shape each custom piece I designed. My goal is for my work to remain unique, simply because it is made by hand.
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|started topic||To Glue, or Not to Glue||07-21-2013 02:55 AM|
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Yesterday I had left a combination of wood glued onto the top horn of my bass, and wrote about the uncertainty I had attempting this technique. No practice run, with real bullets on my first try. The sequence of Maple veneer, Mascassar Ebony, ...
Walking around my bench more times than I remember puzzling over one of the coolest touches I’ve seen on a bass guitar. The “Cat’s Eye”, something I’ve only seen on basses made by Carl Thompson. I’m almost sure he invented this trick and if no...
I was alive in the forest I was cut by the cruel axe In life I was silent In death I sweetly sing -Inscription on the face frets of an Elizabethan lute I have a strong suspicion that I’m apart of a vast group of amateur luthiers wh...
I have to admit I was more than ready to accept my losses on the walnut bass that inspired this blog. My last post was a public recording of my first failure as a bass luthier. There has been a change in events that orchestrated by a luthier from ...