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  1. It’s been forever since I posted but I still come by the site and read up on how everyone is doing. Hello and have a good day, all!
  2. Gratz on the plans moving forward, Pros.
  3. That is 100% smoke on a cloudless, summer day. Before and after pics. I watched it roll in from very high up and then fall over everything.
  4. Doh! My Patreon donations stopped at some point and I didn’t notice. Gonna sign back up.
  5. Well, good luck! I'm finally picking up production as well. I've started with a good dust extraction and filter system. Next, I'm adding a few outlets on a couple of the shop (garage) walls on their own circuit breakers. Now, I'm just trying to keep up with replacing my cheap tools as they break with good stuff. I've scoured the inet and found a few good places that sell StewMac quality (sometimes the same tool minus the StewMac logo) tools and I've slowly been checking things off my Amazon "Wood shop" list. I've done my best to really plan out all the processes and what I've learned
  6. Ahh, now I remember. You had the Grimmace avatar. Welcome back!
  7. My 300 gallon Softub is expensive enough to fill even here in Seattle where it rains all the time. I can only imagine a pool.
  8. Another half marathon this morning. That was the toughest one yet. 35* in the wind and rain. I fingers went numb with cold and my muscles just wouldn't warm up. My ass is thoroughly kicked.
  9. I've thought about replacing my PlayStation 3 but I'd camp in front of it and not get anything done for weeks or more. Guitar is bad enough, heh. I have the same issue with all of my builds except for this one, Wes but not surprising considering I don't build enough to get very good at it. I finally have a new number one now, though. I got the neck shape and fret work exactly how I like it and I've been inspired to play more. I play through the G5 into headphones in the am so I don't wake the wife and kid but it isn't nearly as satisfying as going through the amp. I had to ma
  10. This looks interesting but I hope it can be setup for at least a little bit of pull up. http://www.guitarworld.com/floyd-rose-releases-rail-tail-non-locking-tremolo/25998
  11. I've been playing the hell out of my rig lately. I had to take a quarter off from school to take care of pressing business but I still have time to crank the amp when the kid is in school. My latest build through a Zoom G5 and Fender Blues DeVille 2x12. The zoom is very good as an effects pedal and decent at amp/ cab simulation. Most of the presets were too far out there to sound musical to me but it's very easy to tweak how I want. I just turn off the cab simulator and use my external wah (it sounds much better than the zoom's wah setting). As far as the guitar goes, it plays beauti
  12. Officially a half fanatic to be exact. Which gets me a good discount on running gear and apparel. My wife's firm was the main sponsor and they wanted a team to represent them. I went very slow for co-workers to keep up. No one whined and all seemed to enjoy it. I am eating a big bowl of Breyers thin mint ice cream without shame. I burned a lot of calories today. Probably more toy shopping with my kid than during the run.
  13. Not sure why I have decided to run a half marathon in a couple of hours in this cold. I'm really loving playing my latest build. I'm far too lazy to upload pics since I'm on an iPad at the moment but maybe I'll do it later.
  14. http://thechive.com/2015/12/03/musicians-absolutely-shred-first-ever-paper-guitar-video/ because they can, I guess
  15. I am putting together a solution for my Wife's law firm for court. I'm connecting a hotspot, Apple TV, airport express, PA and associated audio equipment and a HD projector so they can wirelessly project images and audio in the courtroom. I customized a travel case already for it but I think maybe I will put the bulk of the equipment and cabling inside a box made from this poached wood. there is a certain irony in knowing this illegally acquired wood is being used to help people receive the money that their insurance companies refuse to pay out.
  16. I got attacked by yellow jackets while weed whacking my front yard over the summer. I sprayed the nest in the rock wall, went back after 3 days (got busy...ok, my motivation for finishing was much diminished after 12 bee stings) and there was another nest so that 10 ft. section has about 3ft. tall grass. I'm sure it was a comical site for the neighbors as I was swatting at my face and trying to get the harness off myself while trying not to slip and roll down the hill I was on. I was swatting and cussing up a storm. Earlier this year, while attending a guitar exhibition, I
  17. My G&L needs some TLC. It needs a new nut but I'll go bone, not LSR. I might try a PAF but I'm SOL on guitar projects until I finish some PITA DiY projects around the house...and my acronyms are spent. 4 hours of sleep per night all week so it's all I can do to not walk into walls. I've been making spare cash contracting work with just about every business contact and companies I've worked for over the last 10+ years. Glad I don't burn bridges. I also have made a decent amount of supplemental income buying, repairing and selling synths and accessories for quite a few years but that is gett
  18. Down 40lbs. since February. Stronger than I've ever been at 42 and can run 5 miles easily. Finally got my kid back into the public school system. On the second week of school they managed to lose my kid's iPad that she uses for learning and coping with sensory issues. Not much we can do about it, they are not liable. We bought it for her about 4 years ago so at least she got her use out of it. It's not turning up in 'Find my iPad' so it's probably behind a bookshelf somewhere with a dead battery and won't be found until the year is over. At least it was an excuse to purchase 2 new iPad Air 2s
  19. Life is throwing me curve balls lately. I'm down but not out. The site is looking good.
  20. The Mesa cab simulator abomination. I watch some of the Premier Guitar stuff too but I don't usually read the comments.
  21. Funny to stumble across Pros in the comment section of a YouTube equipment review. hehe
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