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  1. Hey everyone I haven't posted much on here in a few years, Instead of guitar building, I've been spending all my time filmmaking. Super proud that today my debut feature as Director of Photography, Editor and Producer was released by Gravitas Ventures and I wanted to take a moment to tell you all about it. It's called Adele and Everything After, and it's a documentary about a woman called Marty who has an untreatable heart condition. She used to faint every day, sometimes many times a day, completely without warning. She's had over 30 concussions. In 2006 she was paired with Ade
  2. Time is as much my issue as space/tools, but it's definitely something to consider. The hexlab one looks great, but is more than an hour's drive away. LA is a ridiculously big place and the traffic is next level insane. I'll look into other options for sure though.
  3. This is very much an initial exploration kind of question, so bear with me. It's been 6 or 7 years since my last build. Mainly that's because of lack of space to do any building, but also time constraints. In the last year or so I taught myself how to use fusion 360 and have put together a couple of designs that I'm pretty happy with and I would love to see translated into real guitars at some point if my circumstances change. Then it occurred to me that I would just about have time, space and tools to be able to handle glue-ups, finish sanding, pore-filling, fretting, electronics, ha
  4. +1 for Monty's! I've know Matt's missus for knocking on 22 years, and Matt for at least 12 or 13. Lovely bloke, who is really passionate about what he does and really believes in quality craftsmanship. Lovely packaging.
  5. This is basically the official motto of Project Guitar
  6. I would love to pay higher taxes and have single payer healthcare, better infrastructure. We could do with a military about 1/10 of the current size though... that's about the only area where I think govt spending is completely out of control. Reassign half the military into building the infrastructure this country needs and we'd be getting somewhere. CA indeed gives more than it takes. I'm fine with that. Seceding is a terrible idea - it would possibly be great for California but it would be throwing the LGBTQ community, people of color and women in the rest of the country to the wolves.
  7. A few differing viewpoints to keep it balanced. But I think they all point to: our current healthcare system, with or without ACA is a national f**king embarrassment. We're a 1st world country with a 3rd world healthcare system. http://www.factcheck.org/2015/02/slower-premium-growth-under-obama/ http://abcnews.go.com/Health/health-care-premiums-rising-obamacare/story?id=43047190 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-premium-growth-slowed-after-obamacare/ I never really understood the libertarian viewpoint. The government and the people are - at least in theory - the same thing. I
  8. All the data seems to point to overall premiums having increased *less* under the ACA. So if you think your premium increases were crazy, they would have been worse without the ACA. Which makes sense - the mandate forced a lot more healthy younger people into the insurance pool so that reduces costs. But the premiums still went up because the insurance comapanies and healthcare providers do not answer to the consumer. You don't know how much a particular treatment costs before you have it and the costs are hugely inflated. When you see a hospital bill that includes $100 for a couple of aspi
  9. LMK if you need any consultation on anything production-related, or opinions on gear purchases.
  10. Also late to this conversation, but... No-one has mentioned the Laguna IQ mills, which seem like excellent value for money: http://lagunatools.com/cnc/iq-series/iq-24-36-cnc/ What am I missing?
  11. Well, okay. It's been a couple of months and I have been having ENORMOUS fun learning Fusion360 and finishing up my first design in the program. This is actually more of a reverse engineering of the first guitar I built back in 2010, with some slightly modifications and improvements made. I'm really happy with how this came out, and now I need to start figuring out the CAM side of the software and see how feasible it is for me to generate a complete set of G-code that could, in theory, mean I could build 90% of this guitar on a CNC. Any feedback on the design gratefully received,
  12. Update a month and a bit in: loving fusion360 and really starting to get the hang of it, which is incredible. One quick question for those of you more experienced than I am; I read that material options and appearance options are different because material options is all about mass calculation. Which got me thinking.... If Fusion 360 knows what material you're going to build out of, is there any way to have it calculate how a guitar will hang? Particularly, to calculate if neck-dive will be an issue. If it can, that would be amazing....
  13. I, for one, would love to see a breakdown on how you made the L for the logo. Most of us are trying to master woodwork... metal work is another realm entirely.
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