ScottR

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  1. If I remember correctly, @WezV used to send send his off to get them lacquered. He was in Burton on Trent....but I have no idea where he sent them. They were right well done though. SR
  2. Well, you guys just gave me a newbie moment. I have never run across toothed plane irons. A bit of research shows what useful little beasties they can be. Someone should apply the same principal to pattern following router bits. SR
  3. And you should do more. That's good stuff! SR
  4. Sweet! A good woman indeed. Your ideas about doing the sides in the darkest shades of the burst and continuing on the back is actually the way I've done several of my guitars. I quite like the way it looks. SR
  5. Lovely feathered crotch figure there. Is that black walnut? It almost is colorful enough to be claro. It is amazing difficult to make complementary comments about crotch figure without sounding creepy. SR
  6. From what I've seen, mandolins commonly have bursts on the sides in the interior curves to accent that curve. Also, is there a story behind the acquisition of that 1918 Gibson F-4? Is it as cool as it sounds like it would be? SR
  7. You've got one of the nicest colored poplar timbers I can recall seeing. Oiling poplar is not something you see every day....and it is going to look good! SR
  8. I found this Extrovert IPA from Left Hand Brewery in Colorado and my first impression was this is really really good. But it was the third new beer I had tried that night and I knew the first two might have influenced that impression. So I've had a couple more since then and I must say that this is mostly pretty good. It features barley, wheat and rye....so the malt is the headliner. I like my malt to be like a foundation, sturdy stable and a perfect platform to build upon, and firmly in the background. This unfiltered Sculpin on the other hand is excellent. It was exactly 30 days old when I got it and it tastes like regular Sculpin with a second handful of hops tossed in. Fine stuff! SR
  9. 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
  10. I spent a couple of days carving away at the parts that were not Cody. I didn't get them all, but I'm getting closer to finding my dog. SR
  11. 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
  12. That'll work too. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. SR
  13. Couldn't stare at it any longer could you? That wood was just calling to you and begging to be carved. the stuff can be quite insistent at times. SR
  14. Man, you've just got to love ziricote tops! They will tend to brighten things up a bit, though. Did you by any chance use ziricote for the fretboard too? SR
  15. Nice chunk of walnut there. SR
  16. Beats me. Other than to agree it is likely a grounding issue of some sort, I probably know almost as much as you do on this subject. I'm confident Andrew (curtisa) can get you going. Except I think it is the middle of tomorrow night where he is (I never know for sure) so it may be a bit before he sees the problem. He usually pops in around what is mid afternoon in our part of the world. SR
  17. Photobucket has been problematic for a while, but uploading to your directly to your thread woks pretty much the same way. There is a choose files link at the bottom of the posting box. Clicking that will open a window on your computer within which you select the pictures you want to upload and then click open. Thumbnails will load to the bottom of your post with a "+" symbol on them. Hitting the plus sign inserts them into your post. If that is what you are attempting to do, and it still is not working, then @curtisa or @Prostheta will need to check your permissions. SR
  18. You will figure out something exceptionally clever, I'm sure. You've made believers out of all of us. SR
  19. yep SR
  20. Not lately....good to hear from you again Joe! Alas, I'll be no help at all with electronics, but I'm sure @curtisa will come to the rescue once he discovers this on his side of the world. I just wanted to jump in and say hello! Cheers! -Scott
  21. Indeed! I really like the proportions too. That cherry is going to look extra sweet once it ages a bit. Are you going to work in a burst? SR
  22. I typically deeply countersink the screw holes to attached the control cavity cover and do the back carve with it in place to insure the contours match. It looks like you are going to use another method of attaching the cover, but is that the general way you plan to carve it? SR
  23. Headstock plates were created to cover glued on wings and scarf joints and the like as much as to be design elements. Yours are doing exactly what they are intended to do. SR
  24. Welcome to the forum! Pine is a pain to work with but it has a reputation of sounding great. There was a gorgeous pine build in the GOTM a couple of months or so back. How are you trying to upload pics? SR