I recently did an interview with Make it Minnesota, a publication highlighting MN Makers all over the state. Check out all of their great articles and features on makers around the state.
The latest video blogs by yours truly. I do them as I do more stuff. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes fat, sometimes fun, all times dusty.
My second video blog; better lighting, better sound, still bad breath. Talking about recent excursions in resin casting, screwing up laser engravings (derp!), making boxes, selling scoops and serving trays in Wanderlust, selling grooming supplies in the Barber Sharp and future work.
Music in video provided by:
Maybe Funky by Jacob Ewert, off "Tracks of Sound"
"Life Could Be A Dream" by Street Corner Renaissance
I'm jumping on the video blog bandwagon, it may be a rough ride...
Poor lighting, poor sound and bad breath, yet still slightly delectable.
Whoa, who can believe the news. Your favorite woodworking ruffian made an appearance on the Popular Mechanics webpage recently. Brett Martin approached me with the idea of the article and was great to work with on developing the list. Check it out here:
And so it begins,
Today I am finally embarking on something that has been a hope for quite some time. Turning my woodworking hobby into something a little more than just that, and seeing where this road takes me. Today marks my first step in publicly showing what my hobby has become, is unfolding into and the documentation along the way. As I continue with this site and these journals/blogs/posts/whatever they are I'll be leaving all types of ramblings on here. Things to be excited about, things I'm learning, mistakes I'm making and triumphs I'm conquering, this will serve as my own personal diary of a woodworking journey.
Projects on my bench today include:
- a 6 string bass neck prototype for my own Spector
- This is an idea I've been contemplating for some time now and have finally glued up a 9 piece birds eye maple/walnut neck blank to create it with. The first step today is to draw out the initial layout of the contours on the back of the neck as it has already been cut to the proper taper. My plan is to begin roughing out these contour ideas and gradually reduce the thickness of the neck until it is at the final thickness that I have deemed most ergonomic for my playing style.
- a 5 string neck through bass
- Thus far this neck blank has been glued and squared. Today's work saw the channels for the truss rod and graphite stabilizers routed in the neck blank with the graphite stabilizers being glued into place. While those dry into place the Honduran Rosewood fretboard is prepped for slotting the 34" scale frets
- turned wooden coffee scoop
- 've made a few of these and plan to turn many more with lots of different wood combinations. This one is flamed maple and walnut
- NEW BANDSAW TODAY!!!
I may be a little over excited on this, but its been a while coming. Guitar shapes don't cut themselves you know.