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  1. Matt, you and Andy share a literary loquaciousness to your postings. If we could get you two caught up in a spirited back and forth, the rest of us could pop up some popcorn and pour a cold beer, put our feet up and enjoy an evening of fine reading. And the build is looking quite worthy as well SR
  2. That oil shoor makes it purdy. I think I've seen something like that on some high end Taylor acoustics. And I remember several years back an Aussie named Chad (@Chops something, I believe) made a couple of teles with bound forearm comfort cuts. SR
  3. Use reverse psychology on them and try to make them invisible. It's virtually impossible to unsee a hole once it's there,no matter how good of a job you do disguising it. so with holes you want to see, not an issue. You may be overthinking this one a little... SR
  4. As well you should. Is this going to be an 8 string like a hybrid 12, with a couple of strings doubled up or a fully articulated 8 individual strings? SR
  5. Woodcraft stores if you have them and online if not. You can also try hobby and craft shops. SR
  6. I did see it, and did love it. SR
  7. That's true, I had forgotten you hadn't glued the top on yet. Siminoff's instructional book happened to be what I followed when building my kit. SR
  8. More often than not, I just carve them out with palm gouges. They are always going into a surface of compound curves anyway. Lately I've come to like the look of just insetting the knobs into the top with about three quarters of the knob above the surface of the top. I just use a forstner bit about an eighth inch larger in diameter than my knobs....but a guided bit like Knightro uses would be better. SR
  9. One of the biggest points against binding in my book. In fact, I'm not a fan of sharp edges at any point on the guitar where you normally have a reason to touch it... SR
  10. An 18+ month life will get you a bunch of views too. But what goes the furtherest in that regard is that it is a fascinating documentation of a quality build. Some tricky stuff has been attempted and achieved and we've watched you learn as you go. It's been a great ride and we're heading down the final stretch! SR
  11. Yeah, he's clearcoated a fly and a spider and several gnats that I remember. He left 'em in there and called it mojo. SR
  12. Who knew dog ears could be so hard and pointed? I have a bruise on my chest made by one ear whilst I was carving upon the other. I have to remember too keep all the details oversize as I work them in. This is a subtractive process... SR
  13. 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
  14. Ever feel like you need to work on your patience? Try shortening an ash log a quarter inch by slice off the end grain. SR
  15. Founders Breakfast Stout--delicious. Four Noses Brewery in Colorado. Bout Damn Time IPA. This is really good stuff. Hoppy, citrus, fruity, juicy good! Station 26 brewery in Colorado, Single Hop IPA. I got two kinds, Citra and Chinook. Cans look the same as does the beer. I like the Citra best, but Chinook is good too, but perhaps a bit old school. And Karbach's Three Legged Lab from here in Houston. From the my admittedly limited experience with Imperial Stouts, this is the best I've ever had. It's black silk that tastes of coffee, cocoa, and even some hops. SR
  16. 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
  17. Good stuff and good to know. SR
  18. Me too. they look like opals when you get them polished up. SR
  19. At least you're laughing....or have you been at the scotch? SR
  20. That's good looking stuff Ron, you need to treat us to more! I agree with your conclusions as well. And here is another guy that is taking the concept to extremes: (start on page 4). SR
  21. When I lived outside of Kansas City, we always just used the garage as a fridge in the winter time. What happened to your turtle? SR
  22. I thought you had a rack of palm gouges there.....then I enlarged it and saw they were violin clamps. I was getting ready to accuse you of holding out on sharing your carving skills with us. SR
  23. Plumbing sucks. Problems too often mean wall repairs...or worse, ceiling repairs. And then there's that whole butt crack thing.... SR