I have never been any good at carpentry, so woodworking as a hobby was never my thing. I have neither the tools nor the skill set necessary to build a tele, or any other kind of guitar. But Bob Logan of Logan Custom Guitars is in the process of building one for me, and he’s sent me some pics of where it is in the process. So, I am posting a build thread in this “Other T-types” sub-forum. The finished product will be called “Firecaster II.” Obviously, then, there is a Firecaster I, so there is a backstory here. Some on TDPRI already know it, but if you don’t, well, the story makes sense of the build. And besides, it’s a good story. Okay, “Firecaster” definition: Fire, from lumber salvaged from a house fire; and caster…well, that should need no explanation here on TDPRI. Our home is a cottage style house, built in 1936 by a family member. So it’s made out of old growth construction grade lumber, Douglas Fir (roofing joists) and Long Leaf Pine (shiplap construction exterior & interior walls). We bought it in the early ‘90s (we're just the second owners), and have lived in it since. We had a fire at our house on May 6, 2010. I’ll resist the temptation to tell the story of how the fire started. (Suffice it to say I’m no longer allowed to BBQ, unless my wife wants to remodel.) This next pic is a bit deceptive. The roof looks like it's okay, but in fact it was a total loss and had to come down, as the pic following shows. After the fire, the house was a little less than 40% damaged. During the demolition process of rebuilding, I salvaged as much of that lumber as possible, to re-purpose it into the house. (The attic floor is a lot of that Long Leaf Pine, or LLP.) Here's a pic of the house after it was restored, 7+ years after. I deliberately chose a pic of our house in December, covered with snow, because it is a steamy, hot day here in South Texas. Looking at literal "cool" makes me somehow feel a little cooler. But back to that salvaged lumber: I also saved a lot of it with the idea of guitars and amp cabinets. I'll take up the story there in a following post.