So, how are you keeping busy?

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  1. Shango66

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    Strymons entry into the digital amp and cab modelling world.
    3 amps. Dlx rev, ac30, plexi
    3 cabs each that can be swapped in/out via simple ir manager.
    Simple device compared to the endless tweaking avail that other units provide. I find it very useful for getting lost for a few hours quietly playing a cranked amp without disturbing anyone.
     
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    o.k. this is great , the first thing I though was " a bird bath." BAH-DUH slaps forehead long sigh, o.k. I give up, but it indicates
    that your being creative? maybe? what is it ? I missed that part . Please don't cut yourself .
    I give up .

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    Taking advantage of the opportunity to multi-task and get more of my vinyl converted to digital while working.
     
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    Nothing exotic, just a planter. Grout takes care of all mistakes.
     
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    yes I like creations ? that are tile with more open or wider grout area when there are asymmetrical pieces, a sort of "Rustic" feeling, lacking the intense symmetry of the hyper symmetrical tile shapes and ridged grid lay out. watching t.v. 2.jpg
     
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    Cleaning my home computer workspace and ran across some photos from way back there in Austin. See how many people you can identify in these photos. Also can you identify the "Venue"? Can you tell me the "Nickname of the 59 Telecaster in the photos? Bill_Kirchen2.jpg GrueneHall.jpg

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    The iridium Takes pedals like a champ.
    In fact my old TS9 has never sounded better into the front end of the iridium. Caution tho, it doesn’t have an fx loop.
     
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    Giving raccoons haircuts...
     
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    thanks for the warning.
    my super reverb and deluxe didn't have effects loops either but they took pedals no sweat, so... pause forewarned is fair play, thanks
     
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    giving raccoons hair cuts , nce never hear that on before.
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    Well, I started building a strat.
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    I'm drawing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan comic using Indian ink and ecoline colored inks, which are a nightmare to get the hue just right. As these two pages show, the girl went from Simpsons character yellow to the more appropriate hue because of me getting the right colors properly mixed.
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    And as I'm typing this down I got out my 1987 Vester Telecaster copy and plugged it in and just played and played and played.
     
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    I'm staying busy by learning jazz and classical guitar from a couple books. It's been really fun, I challenged myself, everyday I get a little faster... Go figure I enjoy blues rock the most but decided to broaden my horizons and open up my stubborn brain.
     
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    Sounds familiar, I've been doing the same, but I also learned how to play a facsimile of those chords and riffs in such a way that it doesn't make my hand hurt playing them.

    Or to use a different term: Faking it.
     
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    I am realizing how versatile the tele really is... As I am getting a bit faster, I can dial in the guitar to sound pretty damn great with jazz or classical music... The legend must be true, a tele can do it all!!!

    Yeah the jazz book was brutal, took me a couple months to work through halfway, but then I just forced myself to play it, even though to me it sounds like dirt... Then the chord shapes became effortless, and my comping was getting decent... I just hated the sound...

    So I'm onto the classical because I genuinely love Bach and feel like unwrapping the mysteries in his music... It turns out it isn't as complex as I originally thought. He is the king of melodic scales, and two note chords. Of course I am at a turtle's pace, the songs are at least sounding coherent and I am gaining speed each day... It is something constructive, and has also opened me up to the fact that melody is what drives a song and makes it beautiful...
     
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    Just about to grout the tiles in my kitchen. First time tile job for me, but I'm having fun. Still at home after a month now, garden next I suppose.
     
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    Would that be the Coal Burner? Sure looks like Mr. Kirchen there...
     
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    This thread began with me cutting traditional dovetails to join the top and sides of a pair of cherry bookcases. Next up is to cut the joints for attaching the bottom to the sides. Regular dovetails can't be used, because as you can see, the bottom is raised up about 4". The sides come down to the floor, and double as 'feet'.

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    The plan calls for sliding dovetail joints, which look deceptively simple. If the joint is cut properly snug, friction would prohibit it from ever being assembled. The solution is to taper one edge of both slot and tail. The taper is tiny, hardly visible to the eye. 1/32" over 10".



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    This is my first time cutting these, so I wanted to test on scrap. I milled more cherry the exact same thickness as my real pieces, and worked out the best sequence to make the cuts. I used the router table for everything. A 1/4" straight bit to clean out the bulk waste in the slot, then a 14" dovetail bit to finish both slot walls (separate passes, one's tapered). And the same dovetail bit on the tail board. The bit height is set once and never changed.

    It wound up taking three days, and maybe nine times making the joint, to get it right, so I have confidence that I won't ruin my real pieces. There was tearout in a couple of situations, and it's very easy to confuse which edge gets the taper, and which way the taper runs. I wanted all that to become second nature, because complexity will increase big time when cutting the real pieces. Instead of one test piece, there are four joints (two bookcases), all cut at once. Need to keep all the pieces straight.

    My biggest problem was a loose joint. Turns out that it's a difference of around half the thickness of a playing card between waaay too loose, and impossibly tight.

    I know that because I rigged up a micro-adjuster for my router table fence, using a stack of playing cards, and a wood block clamped to the table. Cut the final tail edge 'fat', so that subsequent cuts can sneak up on the fit. Remove a card, and push the fence back. Repeat.

    It's freaky, because even when it's a good fit, it appears too loose as you slide them together. But then when there's just a half inch left to go, it tightens up quickly, so much that the final tap must be done with a mallet. The edges are flush, and the joint is impossibly tight. Perfect.

    Tomorrow I tackle the real pieces!

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