Hi Uncle John Here are the pictures of the stand. I wanted to make a stand that would be rustic looking. I went to the woods nearby and was walking around looking for something that would work for the stand. I wanted to use a three leg system but I wanted the wood to be kind of crooked and bent not straight. I found a couple saplings about 3/4 inch in diameter and cut them and grouped them together until they would all meet at the top. I took them back into my workshop and started to put it together. I wanted all the pieces at the top where they come together to have one hole where all three of the sticks came through. Now all these I had to fit all three pieces together in the one hole and file them so that they would be at the right angle to the bottom plate. It took a while but finally got it. The pictures show the results. Thanks, Rich
Many thanks, Uncle John - very pleased to receive your kind comments. The fingerboard is a bit of an unknown. I bought it as a softwood that seemed to be fairly heavy and solid, and I used it in the first version of the CBG about fourteen years ago. Since then it hasn't shown any signs of bending, so I've been lucky. The surface finish was produced by several coats of satin varnish.
Hey John It'll be sad to see you move we should get together soon with Pat and whoever else wants to jam. We should definitely get together before you scoot off buddy.For some reason my tablet won't let me message you so I had to post. I'm willing and ready to Auction my Still of The Night masterpiece and give 100% to Pick I'll pay the shipping myself.
Hi there Uncle John ! I have finischt off the footage shots at the Open Mic; session this morning ! Its a 3 number recording By BCB as the Basterd Kid of Hank Williams, (In the way Hank Dont Play It ) Give it a whearl and see what you think of it ! Hope you like it, even got the old Hank Costume OUT of the MothBalls!! Be reading You !!
It gives me room to move John ,cose when you do all four, and the ohio sax
all at the same time ,that mic stay's in front of you and it takes both the Harp & vocals so im glad how that worked out ,it took only 5 min whit the bandsaw ,some fast drying acrillic paint ,ducktape,drilling a hole and whalla, to keep it in place i cut rubber bands from a bicycle innertube and the hole thing came together in less than a hour ! now is the thing to get it all recorded in a decent way! im thinking separate Vid and audio & then remix ,but ill have to give it a go ! thanks for your kind comments on the subject !! Greeeeeettssz A.D.
Taking the Mickey out of it again Ye UJ !its POOR BOY ,no ohio dialect Poe Boy! But im smilling,you did know , but there is not a thing on the Nation that escapes your attension , if i did not knew any better i say you was Gitty!(meaNING A gO gETTER )lol