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  1. Mr Natural

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    I agree- looking 100% better- but I have to admit- the first and only time I saw Randy Rhodes play- and the curtain came up- and the first thing I saw besides the lights on his pedal board (upper level at the Landmark Theatre )- was his WHITE Marshall head - I about shit myself. I didnt even know they came in white. All my 14 yr old ass knew was it was the coolest thing I had ever seen, (like I had seen alot at that point in my life).
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    32" scale p bass "the picalow"

    congrats on GOTM- well done.
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    Chinaberry Six

    digging that string retainer block- very cool . thats a mojo hole. I love the fact that it is so clean despite the fact that its about to be covered up. nice work CJ
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    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    hope you are on the mend soon Wes
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    Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    damn dude- that is a sweet guitar.
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    HIpster Sauce from 11 below brewing good stuff-mosaic, citra and amarillo hops. 6.5% westbrook brewing out of south carolina- three claw double IPA. good enough stuff, but a bit steep on the price tag and not worth it in my opinion Cresendo IPA from Creature Comforts. I am going to say I dont like this so much- which - is rare for me and creature. It has a 4.4 ranking on BA- which got me all excited about it- but- the hops are El Dorado, Galaxy and one called Grungeist. maybe its that last hop that gives this a certain bite or flavor profile that I am not really digging. I can get thru one of these and then tap out. Shame cause creature really makes great beer and I hate when I have one I dont fully dig. They all cant be rock stars I guess.
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    the wifey and I went to Taco Mac this weekend- got to try a bunch of Ballast Point beers I have never had as it was their beer of the month- and $10 flight of 5 nooners. left to right grapefruit sculpin 7%- I have had before- not really a fan fathom ipa 6%- mrs natch actually liked this- I thought it was average aloha sculpin 7%- not bad longfin lager 4.5%- this wasnt bad either tart peach kolsch- it was peachy, it was tart- I didnt get much "kolsch" out if but this was my favorite out of the lot mrs natch wanted to try the Schofferhofer Hefeweizen but they were out- so- we tried a sample of the Monday Night Brewing's Rucksack Hefe. While I like Monday Night Brewing- this was a complete miss. Not even close to a Hefe in my opinion- completely missing any kind of banana bread type thing going on- overwhelming yeast, sadly a miss for Monday Night. and then there was this- it was "IPA week" at Taco mac. This was advertised as an IPA- a "quad" IPA. Scofflaw's 2-8-5 IPA. well- after coming home and looking it up- I find out its a rum barrel aged, vanilla "quad" ipa- as in- some seriously nasty stuff. This was gross. I love trying new stuff- but every now and then you get a rotten onion in the mix. This was that. have you ever been somewhere where some one had leather sandals on and their feet had the funk? yeah- put that in a beer and here you go. so thank God for friends from far away with good beer to share. Houston Haze from spindleworks brewing out of houston. Apparently texas can not only do bbq, they can do a New England style IPAs too. thick and chewy- very similar to the Tree House Haze I had once- bit of a different flavor profile. Very good example of the style- unlike some of the crap imitations coming out of the larger craft beer houses these days.
  8. i have always used the method of nailing along the outside edges of the bookmatch- nail along one side- then place a thin strip of wood underneath the joint so the bookmatch is slightly "roofed" with the joint edges exposed open slightly-then nail the other side of the bookmatch making sure to keep the jointed edges somewhat tight. the idea here is you remove the thing strip that kept the jointed edge up off the flat surface, glue the joint- then you have to press down on the bookmatch to get the center to press together- the nails on the outside give enough pressure to keep the joint tight- and a flat board plus weight on top keeps everything relatively flat and prevents the center from popping up from the pressure. Make sure to use wax paper over your glue line on both sides. I would expect wood that thin will curl somewhat even after the glue dries. but you can flatten it out when you glue to the top of the guitar. here is a pic of what I am trying to explain- i used whatever I had laying around on top of the bookmatch- If I were you I would try to find a single piece of material to keep that flat. I have used this method as it is one of the easiest ways to deal with outside edges that are not squared. as you can see below- the bookmatch is wider at the bottom than at the top. the nails provide adequate pressure along the whole length. also notice the bottom corner is slightly curled up along the nails- that is about a 1/4 in thick top if I remember correctly- it happens- especially with figured woods.
  9. I was impressed. Your mileage may vary. Great game this weekend. My son and I actually watched this together-and agreed this was a highlight reel moment. go to the 4:51 mark of the video. I didnt realize in AFL your feet could be out of bounds but as long as the ball stays within the plane of the field its still live. The refs call for video review- and they call it a goal. The crowd went nuts. What a heads up play on this guys part. Seriously- I thought it was pretty sick. YMMV.
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    This weekend while visiting a nearby city, the wifey and I were in the mood for chicken wings- which is a rare event. Being unfamiliar with the local restaurants- drove around and found "Buffalo Wild Wings" a chain. we have never eaten at before. Well- the food sucked but beer was decent. Ballast Point Orange Vanilla Cream Ale. (on the left) Like a creamsicle in a beer. actually not bad. On right is a scuplin which was really good too those were freebie samples. The next day we were in Athens and visited Creature Comforts to see how the remodeling was going at their old facility. While there we had a Hefeweizen called "Amylia" and I have to say- I am not into Hefeweizen per se- but this stuff was really good. Very smooth, not so heavy on the European yeast that I am not a fan of. It has that familiar banana bread kinda thing going- but very smooth and subtle. Good stuff. and while out to eat- picked up this- Monday Night brewing's Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale. I am not sure I have ever had a scotch ale/wee heavy before- but this wasnt too bad. very flavorful- nice mouthfeel, I would get it again.
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    My Home Depot Gets the Most KILLER Pine!

    your post lingered in my mind while I was at my local HD picking up a new grass edger blade. While not as deep as the figuring on your piece- I was surprised to see this. I had to dig in the pile bit. that is about 8" wide and for ~$20 i can get two tops out of it. I see a thinline type pinecaster at some point in the future
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    no dark- but IPA, amber ale and Red Monkey Butt! https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/33590/108224/ https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16455/110307/ https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35347/207288/
  13. I tried the retarder trick- but my problem is clean environment- ie- my garage is my shop.. Two bay doors- and son comes in and out of one, wife in the other- telling wife alone not to use garage is like asking for trouble- so- constant opening of the door- ie- air flow-ie dust- ie- last guitar I did in summer was white and I swore never again having to get crap out of the finish cause it was open so long in drying. my ghetto plastic sheets walled "spray booth" was not cutting it.
  14. you are a brave man. I am not sure what the humidity level is in Houston, but I cannot even think of shooting lacquer until at least mid-late Sept here in GA. Swamp level moisture in the air till then. Looking good Scotty
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    Bokchoi's Double Humbucker Tele

    this is coming along nicely. Keep up the good work.