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Mr Natural

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  1. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    Alpha Hive Double IPA from Coop Ale Works, 9.1% abv- a nice west coast style Double IPA with a sweet kiss of honey on the back swallow. Its a bit different- but very nice. I dig it. my first Firestone Walker Brewing beer (California)- and its from their limited Leo vs Ursus series- Wookus, a 8.2% Black Ale that is fine fine fine stuff. Digging it. Hookiebobb IPA from Crazy Mountain Brewing (Colorado) 6.7% abv- a decent enough west coast style ipa. awaken my love stout from creature comforts (Georgia) - sadly- while most Creature Comforts beers are excellent- I did not enjoy this one at all- way too sweet, way too much cinnamon- just not digging it.
  2. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    my homeboy out west done hooked me up again. Been like Christmas here in Georgia. Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Cream Stout from Tallgrass Brewing out of Kansas, 5% Abv- enjoying this one while I type this Gran Sport Porter from COOP Ale Works out of Oklahoma. 6% Abv. Good stuff. Odell IPA from Odell Brewing out of Colorado. 7% abv. Been wanting to try this stuff for forever it seems. really good west coast style IPA without the narly pine tar thing you can get from some west coast styles. pine is ok, pine tar is not. So far everything I have tried from Odells has been excellent. Mosaic IPA from Community Brewing in Texas 8.6% (um- double IPA territory there)- good stuff.
  3. First Build, so many lessons learned

    if heating that screw doesnt work by itself (it should if you get good contact)-take a 1/16th inch drill bit or thinner if you have it- and drill along side the screw as close as possible- take a wet quarter sheet or so of folder paper towel, lay it over the screw/hole you just drilled and take the soldering iron and steam that bad boy -the steam will both heat the screw but also expand the wood fibers- it may help break that crap up. same principle as steaming a neck joint on an acoustic but without the needle appliance for the steam- the channel the drill bit leaves will help get the steam down the length of the screw (theoretically anyway)
  4. Guitar demo and such

    The axes and your boy sound great Chris. The whole for that matter sounds great. I will admit I couldnt get thru the backstory page without tearing up. I cant even image going thru that man.
  5. Stripy Double Cut With An F-Hole

    do you thin the oil any before airbrushing or can it be sprayed full strength?
  6. 5-string Rickenbacker 4003-ish bass

    I dig that offset base Carl- very nice. i gave up routing maple on points/edges like that a few years back- I cant get within 10 feet of maple without it blowing out on me, no matter how shallow the pass with a router/new bit/etc. And I say this will all seriousness- I feel like a crappy woodworker cause so many people on here CAN route maple with no issue- and the last 2 les pauls I did I blew out the cutaway tip- and on maple headstocks same issue. Brand new high quality whiteside bits too. Very shallow passes- POOF and maple chunk is across the workshop. proceed to hands and knees position to try to find said chunk. (I know I have said this many times before in previous posts-so- in fear of sounding like a broken record- but repeating here for benefit of newbies reading this) I use the method I picked up from o'brien guitars video and despite it taking 5x longer- no more blow out- and- can get into those crevices a lot easier.
  7. New Headless Design

    Congratulation on the GOTM win! Well deserved.
  8. Swift Lite 2

    5.5 lbs IS a true air guitar. ever strap on an alembic? they are back breakers. looking good mr andy, looking good.
  9. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    Loopulus from Creature Comforts, Citra and Nelson in a DIPA- 8.5% Abv. one of the best beers I have ever had. total juice bomb.
  10. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    roger dean was the man i used to love the old concert posters from the filmore and such- some of those were pretty cool. I think i have some reprints somewhere........
  11. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    it was my samsung galaxy- (I dont want to say what version)- less than 3 - the usb would not show connected- couldnt figure it out- tried everything on the internet that suggested fixes/causes etc. It finally "worked" after I had it connect to my computer last night- and get this- made a phone call- after I hung up- the option to connect finally popped up.
  12. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    creature comforts Athena Paradiso Berliner Weisse with tart cherry, cranberry and raspberry.looks nasty but tastes great. digging it. Get Comfortable IPA from Creature Comforts on draft at Taco Mac- digging it Beer of the month (New Belgium Brewing) flight of nooners at taco mac- left to right voodoo ranger IPA- wasnt bad tartastic berliner weiss with lime and rasberry-meh-ok i guess fat tire amber ale-not bad fat tire belgian white-not bad
  13. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    i will keep an eye out Carl -my favorite bottle shop has a pretty decent selection of imported items - not sure if we can get those state side-the brewery websites didnt mention- and I noticed on the Meantime website they dont have the London Porter listed- wonder if that is a local only thing- or like many breweries here in the states- the website is the last thing to get updated. well i figured out my phone camera issue =or rather- it started working again. last snow coconut porter from Funky Buddha brewery out of Florida. Funky Buddha ranks very high on their porters and stouts in BA- however - this one didnt float my boat. Too much coconut in my opinion- YMMV Burial Brewery- one of my favorites- and another hit out of the park- Skillet Donut Stout. These people can brew no wrong. Major intense coffee, slightly sweet- so good. Front and back of can as I know @ScottR is a fan of the artwork. good ol guinness stout. a nice fat 20oz pour at Taco mac. Sometimes you gotta go old school. I havent had one in quite sometime- and I have to admit, I really enjoyed this- especially since it was on tap, and just so slightly warm. mmmmmm
  14. Tele-Pine-Partscaster project!

    +1. I cant remember if I read that in Hyscocks book or not- but that is always the way I have done it- cannot go wrong. can also use that sanded pencil to "true trace" your fav guitar or neck and make paper plans to cut templates from (put a piece of tape over the exposed lead)
  15. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    well- I cant seem to get my phone pics to transfer to my pc anymore- great. My camera and windows 10 dont play nice- my phone just quit- jeez. so- cant post my latest beer hauls but can post this list which I found interesting on Porters (under 8% abv) Rankings lists are what they are- but I like to see what others think of brands I may not be aware of. Nice to see a couple local breweries making the top 10. https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/02/78-of-the-best-porters-under-8-abv-blind-tasted-an.html?p=2
  16. Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    best of luck Mike- I didnt want to say this before as you are obviously going thru worse than I-but I am just now getting better from having pains in my leg- I did something to my back-popped a disc out hitting that sciatic nerve- have been going to Chiropractor for last 4 weeks to get straight again-get that nerve disc back in place- trying anything to avoid dealing with surgery. I am walking straight- walking better but it takes time. I feel like i have lost 4 weeks of my life. and it sucks. and its miserable. I feel for you. Hope it all turns out better.
  17. Odie’s Oil- Tell us your process

    thread bump- I was hoping some of you with experience with Odie's would reply- I am interested as I have not used it before.
  18. Stripy Double Cut With An F-Hole

    emptying out all the old dyes are we Scotty? you forgot purple, pink and green. just kidding- your test scraps are looking pretty sweet nice and deep/rich wood tones. liking it.
  19. Four new rockers are coming to life

    a dedicated stationary pattern sander- I love it!
  20. Pariahrob's build log

    i have no input on zero frets- just wanted to call out the nice save on the pu cavity. Nice job.
  21. interesting read: if that figure is true- that is an ASS_TON of debt. https://patch.com/tennessee/nashville/out-tune-iconic-guitar-maker-gibson-headed-bankruptcy
  22. gibson financial issues??

    well- I guess I didnt realize Gibson did over $1 billion a year in revenue https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/19/guitar-company-gibson-reportedly-facing-bankruptcy.html
  23. KEA 2017 builds

    That is one of the nicest pieces of padauk i have seen. How did it sound (volume wise) strung up?is it a ringer? One of the best sounding basses I made when I was younger was made of pakauk and I have not been able to find decent quarter sawn lumber here in the southeast. I got that piece I used previously in Syracuse NY by chance at an estate sale. Every now and then I find quartersawn but its only 3 or maybe 4 inches wide. Ok for necks- but trying to find for one piece body or even 2 piece hasnt proved sucessful.
  24. First Build, so many lessons learned

    sometimes the journey there is half the fun. I tend to complicate the hell out of simple often. we appreciate the pics, and the fact that you have a beer fridge just upped your respect level with me. I lost my beer fridge when my daughter moved back home. I now have a "beer crisper drawer" and it sucks cause we eat lots of fruits and veggies and need the drawer. Feel free to contribute to the "beer" thread in off topics section if you come across anything interesting.
  25. PRS-like project(s)