My pulse quickens at certain aspects of this hobby.

For instance, when I am in a thrift store and spot a good box across the room;

Or at a cigar store and the guy says "I want at least 2 bucks for those empty boxes" ;

Or, spotting a pile of old wood, just the right size for necks.

Or,  when I first string up a new build and that first strum...

Or, when I first check for fret buzz - and there is none !

Or I see a CBG anywhere....

Anybody have this happen to them ever?

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my pulse if that what you call it when I finished scalloping all my necks.

about 17 of them,the backs are shaped like a normal guitar.

the wood was 40x40 so had plenty of meat to grind off yes I used a grind and finish off with sand paper/wet& dry.

and glued bits of other type of hardwood to the heads..so very please.

the tulip wood easy to work on ,beechwood was a lot harder but the finish result is better than I could hope for. so very pleased I am.

OR when my wife sees how many cigar boxes I have in my workshop...................

Send surplus boxes to:

Farmer Ted

Old Road by River, Canada

here's a great one -

    Seeing your grandson's eyes get BIG when you say " ... would you like this CB Guitar I made? It's yours."

 Sweet, you think. I win.

Or - when your eyes get BIG when he picks the H-E-doubLLe-toothpicks out of it on first playing it.

Pulse quickens anew : This is the Weekend of the meeting of this Nation's N. CA chapter. 

    hoo raw. Strum Shop

Always good times, good chats, good guys and gals, good music; Great ideas.

   I am looking forward to seeing that- guy and what's- his- name. I'm gonna listen to him- self play and talk building with whats-his-tats. Will's gonna be there, too.

I'm not great with names. For awhile I called everybody Jack.

That was back in the 1900's, and my Mom made me stop it.

   ... that was another pulse quickened.

Yup.  

This is what Happens when...

  The wife says : "Are you still up ?! ?  Do you know what time it is ?

                       ... for Pity's sake,  Come to bed.  "

 The next morning, This is on the workbench, -

... how does one pick up the thread of this kind of creativity ?

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