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 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.


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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