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Everything posted by ScottR

  1. Mine is always in my chair....just waiting for me to get back and sit on it. SR
  2. Before I read your explanation I was thinking what a cool little heel carve. You might want to add at least one more walnut accent to balance it out. Maybe a cavity cover? SR
  3. Over the last few years, I've been exploring the craft brews that are sooooo much better than the old American stand bys we grew up with. No wonder the Europeans made fun of our weak bland beer.....but we had so few options back then. Not so now. Earlier this year Maul got me on a search for Pliny the Elder. I have not found it yet. It does not come to Texas. It does come to Colorado, and I conducted a search in Crested Butte while I was there. It turns out only one place there gets it from time to time and it goes fast. They told me the keg ran dry two days before I got there. I did learn that there are many great brews out there waiting to be tried.....there are over 2000 craft brewers in the states now. So happily I am trying all that look appealing. I thought those of us that appreciate this sort of thing could post up the stuff we run across to share with the others. Maybe I've tried something you saw but hadn't checked out yet and pass on my thoughts if so asked....and vice versa. So here's the first few that I've collected: Stone IPA Stone Ruination IPA Odells IPA--one of my favorites! Lagunitas IPA SR
  4. Excellent fretting tutorial Andrew. You gave us many excellent tips along the way too. And aren't old worn out T-shirts some of the most useful things on the planet? SR
  5. You think you like it? That's a flat fretboard, right? Did you use something a bit larger than mandolin frets for this? The fret wire that came with the kit was ridiculously small. There was next to nothing left after removing the tangs from the ends. SR
  6. I touch them up on the strop every twenty to thirty minutes or so. And they get a few strokes on a stone every hour or two. This would be for a gouge I'm using steadily. SR
  7. I have a little dog named Cody. Early in his life, when he was just a pup, so to speak he looked like this. For nearly as long, I've had an ash log drying in the garage. As Cody got older his color started looking more and more like the ash log. And for some time now that log has been telling me I need to find Cody in there and set him free. The thing is Cody no longer looks like that scruffy little puppy. He looks more like a cross between a tiny haystack and an unsheared mountain sheep. So the Cody I find in the log might just be more inspired by my little dog than what he looks like just now. He may still have some of the attributes of puppy Cody. Or he may not. We'll just have to see when I get him out of the log. SR
  8. Likewise. And did you turn your fret board into a piano keyboard, or is that just me? Looks cool either way. SR
  9. Well that looks awesome. A Hitch Hiker from Good People Brewing in Birmingham Alabama found its way to my door and begged to be quaffed. Good thing too, because it was delicious! It made me think of a fresh Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA with a bit of Founders Centennial IPA and a dash of Jai-Alai for juiciness. Also a Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout. This is a 12.7% stout aged in bourbon barrels and coffee. This is one heavy beer. Almost oily in texture and mouthfeel and the bourbon is present at all times but only in the background like a mug of coffee with a dash of whiskey splashed in. I have not been a fan of bourbon barrel aged beers in the past because the bourbon has been strong enough to warrant a glass of its own. This one is done right. SR
  10. Actually, now that look more closely at the picture, it also has a lot of Les Paul characteristics. If you overlaid plans for both, I'd guess the pictured guitar's outlines would land somewhere in between the LP and Tele. If you have plans for any guitar really, you can change the lines of the body any way you please to suit your taste. SR
  11. I knew I should have double checked that..... So this pickup is going under the part of the fretboard beyond the 24th fret? Which makes perfect sense of course. SR
  12. It's probably a good thing there will be no frets in your fretboard.... I love watching you put these ideas together. This will without a doubt be one of the most unique builds we've had in some time. SR
  13. That has a lot of telecaster characteristics. A solid body tele or Les Paul Jr. are likely to be considered some of the simplest builds to do. SR
  14. Very clean lines indeed! SR
  15. Nice recovery, and even an improvement, I'd say. SR
  16. Likewise J. Geils RIP SR
  17. I'm working on finding Cody's front legs... SR
  18. Ol' Blues Lizard is still hanging out and jamming to the blues with me. It looks like I caught him in the midst of a color change and skin shed at the same time. I'm not sure I've seen him in both those conditions at the same time. This last shot is just before he jumped up into the bushes. A few hours later he was back with new skin, new color and ready to hunt up some lady lizards. He did his mating dance there but I was out of focus every time he preformed. SR
  19. After more refinement on his head, it was time to block out his shape by taking out more of not Cody wood. This is not that different from hogging out the bulk of a control cavity with Forstner bits prior to final routing with a template. SR
  20. What we have here is a short scale lap steel bass..... I've never heard of a lap steel bass. You may be on to something here Andy. SR
  21. It's great to see you pull this back out of the closet! SR
  22. Long live old school! SR
  23. Well hello Chuck! Rising from the ashes as it were. Welcome back! The bass turned out quite nice too! Well done. SR
  24. Welcome to the forum! I think most of us believe it is easier to fret before attaching the neck, but it has been done plenty of times after attaching it. It means much more care is required - particularly during leveling, crowning and dressing - to keep from boogering up the body, especially on a single cut. Post up some pick and we'll try to help. SR
  25. You actually know where this is....but others may not. SR