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Renkenstein last won the day on December 17 2014

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  1. I'm in the test phase of dying a black burst to natural and doing an oil finish over that. I'll pop in with some results pics if it turns out.
  2. It's all good. I've come to a crossroads in my life where I have too many hobbies and not enough free time. My last year in a band was nothing but frustration. My creative well dried up, and I just couldn't write anything I was happy with. As soon as I started building, I knew I was on the right path because everything just flowed(once I got a clue of what I was doing, that is). I've had a lot of fun playing in bands and playing live for the last dozen years, but I find building is so much more rewarding.
  3. I did not know you were working on that. Very cool! I can imagine setting up a CNC would be quite the time sink, but so worthwhile when you finish and gain that extra pair of hands. I've liked the progress on your acoustic very much. Love seeing a pointy superstrat builder branch out and try new things. Everyone I know asks when I'm going to try an acoustic and my answer is always "10 years from now".
  4. She's getting a proper showin' and spankin' in public in January for a reunion/farewell show for my band Moire. Really lookin forward to showing her off.
  5. This is turning out to be the girl of my dreams. SCALLOPS!!! Body sanded to 400grit, wiped with spirits.
  6. It really tied the room together. Looking forward to seeing where this finish goes.
  7. THEY TOOK OUR JERBS!!! Printing houses, printing guns, now printing guitars. Outstanding result!
  8. Thanks Scott. For bevels, I use a Shinto saw rasp. I mark a couple quick lines and have at it. I'll clean up with a sanding block and 60grit, then I scrape it with a cabinet scraper. I'll alternate this a few times until satisfied. This top was from a 6" wide piece, and the body is 13" wide at the hips, so I had to do the reveal to make it work. I'm a huge fan of the look myself, and I'm glad I accidentally bought that 6" board. *D'OH*
  9. Been a fan since the Chiefs won the Superbowl??? Whoaaaa...dating yourself there buddy! It's been a while. It's cool you're from the area. TX seems to be a popular state for those moving out of KC. I've got a couple friends that headed down that way. It's definitely a hot spot for luthiers...lots of amazing builders down there...including yourself.
  10. Shyoooot, I'm already addicted. With my musical endeavors fizzling recently, I find that lutherie is the perfect replacement creative outlet. I started on this journey back in 1997 when I met a local KC luthier who made me realize that building a guitar wasn't only possible by tapping into the arcane arts. Life unfortunately got in the way. After trying my luck in the local KC metal scene over the span of 12 years, 4 bands, 2 EPs, and 2 full length albums, I decided to chase down a that #2 dream(the #1 dream was being a rock star, of course). It's definitely an exciting year for KC, sports-wise. The Chiefs are my #1 team, and I guess the Royals can be my #2 now...they sure fought hard and the spirit was infectious. I'm originally from STL, and I grew up in the cheap seats of Busch Stadium, so the Cardinals will always have my allegiance. There's always that 1985 World Series that Cards fans can never forgive or forget. The Royals sure showed talent and class, and I found myself cheering them on. ...
  11. Thank you all for your votes! I'm well into my 2nd build, which is the same model, just a few added extras. Really stoked about this one.
  12. That's the best looking mistake I've ever seen.
  13. Bandsaw, hands down. The only thing I use my table saw for is cutting neck stringers. Unfortunately, I don't have a bandsaw with >6" cutting height, so I'm forced to bookmatch on a table saw.
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