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  1. First Acoustic. Not exactly a guitar...

    Well, no mandola update, but just checking in with a life update. As mentioned elsewhere we moved several months ago. So, lots of unpacking, hanging curtains, TVs, pictures, wiring, painting, and a plethora of other things related to settling into a new house. Beyond that I've started renovations! First up, my office (sorry for the picture quality). - Stained Tongue & Groove bead board ceiling -Three piece crown molding -Two shiplap walls -Built-in cabinets and desk (The doors are still a work in progress) -Walnut stained/poly finished birch butcher block desktops -Flamed ambrosia maple open shelving And all the many details that go along with that, including painting every freaking surface... I also needed a matching side table to hold a book and beer/whisky, so I built one out of scraps: So, I have not been idle! But, no musical instrument building. However, have no fear! This was my weekend project: It was a productive weekend. I need to add doors to the front cabinet and mount the clamp holder to the support on the right hand wall, but I'm nearly done with the shop, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Except, my wife is pregnant with child #3, so that changes priorities slightly. While I have a rather exhaustive list of house projects to keep me busy before the kid gets here I imagine I'll be able to find a little time here and there to get back to the mandola. We shall see... I really am itching to get it done!
  2. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    My local bottle shop had Hopslam on draught Friday, so I swung by on the way home from work and had a few. Tasty stuff.
  3. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    Better start looking for Hopslam if you're planning on getting any this year. Seems to be coming out everywhere this week.
  4. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    @Mr Natural, that looks like an excellent beer to enjoy while watching the SEC championship game. I just hope you need to drink a whole lot of it to drown your sorrows afterwards...
  5. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    I enjoyed a Stone Xocoveza and a growler of a local brew, Rocket Republic's Scotch Rocket, while watching my Tigers defeat those hated Dawgs this weekend. Sorry, @Mr Natural.
  6. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    We spell it 'bock' in the states. It's a nice malty German style. I'm a fan of its big brother, the Doppelbock. Like Ayinger Celebrator. Good stuff.
  7. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    This weekend I had Evil Twin 's Imperial Biscotti Break, quite tasty. I also had Lagunitas Sucks, which I remember being really good. It was fairly disappointing this time, unfortunately...
  8. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    Thanks guys. Lost about 86 pounds so far, and really not trying to lose more at the moment. Still eating a keto diet, but with a beer here and there, and I've upped my daily calories a bit. Just been so busy and running around the weight is still falling off... Last night I had a local beer that I enjoy quite a bit when it's available. Straight to Ale's Stout at the Devil. It's an oatmeal stout infused with sea salt and caramel. Pretty tasty. And it has great can art:
  9. It does take a little longer to dry, but it's good for top coating. Goes on thin and self levels better.
  10. I've thinned Tru Oil with mineral spirits, works just fine.
  11. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    It's been a crazy couple of weeks. We moved this weekend. Definitely in need of a beer after all had been said and done. We didn't have any glassware unpacked, so a tervis tumbler it was! My wife thought this was amusing, so she snapped a pic. The 'Best Mom Ever' enjoyed a bomber of Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot:
  12. That's just awesome, Scott!
  13. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    We do have a pretty enormous number of options. And really, it's more of a continuum, from awful to outstanding. Plenty of options at every level. And if you're careful you tend to end up with very little of the sucky stuff and more of the good to great. I guess it really just depends on how adventurous you are. Back in the day I ended up trying everything and the results were all over the map. Nowadays I'm a little more discriminating, so I don't venture quite as far afield, but I also don't end up with a lot of drain pours...
  14. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    No pics, but I enjoyed some Elysian Space Dust this week. First time I've had it, very nice stuff!
  15. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    Yep, I'm moving around pretty good out there! Burning lots of calories! I had a few more of those Two Hearted ales last night in celebration of signing paperwork on a new house. We'll be moving across town, closer to everything we do. Which will, of course put the mandola build on the back burner for a while. It's got a space for a shop at least as big as what I have now, if not slightly larger. So once I work through all the home projects I'll get back on it.