Well.. here goes! I figured I should at least start my thread on time! For my thread, I'm going to be working on a number of projects, many of them unfinished business. I tend to start projects and leave them uncompleted while I move on to something else. I'm going to take this opportunity to tie up some loose ends. I think I'm going to start with some projects that aren't even instruments: 1. I really enjoyed Brainy's breadbox pickup winder build. I'm going to finish my pickup winder. It's functional, but not completed. It's kinda thrown together on a hastily assembled frame. My intentions are to complete the enclosure... including tweed covering! 2. I've had a Gaussmeter project designed, partially in my head and partially on paper, and I've purchased most (if not all) of the parts needed. Brainy seemed to enjoy my "sciencey" projects, including my foray into plating, as well as my input on various pickup winder projects at TDPRI. My intention here, rather than present a completed design and build, will be to build it in a tutorial fashion starting with a very basic Hall Effect sensor circuit, explaining how it works, and gradually flesh it out into a finished instrument, explaining as I go what each addition adds. This should result in what I think will be a relatively inexpensive, fairly accurate, portable, easy to use instrument which will be a handy aid in building guitar pickups. 3. Since I learned that Brainy loved effect pedals, I'm going to build a simple fuzz pedal. I've always intended to build pedals, but have never gotten around to it. I've studied them for quite a while and have amassed a pretty good collection of schematics, so it's about time I actually built one! We'll see how those go, then I may do some guitar refinishing, too!