Putting racks in the dungeon


Fabricated and installed the aluminum rails on 3 walls in my shop.  Bent up a bunch of hanging brackets as well.  3/4” material sits right against the wall when padded with 1/16” of  felt.  All my walls are stone or brick so installing is a pain, but now I can put anything up on these.  Hung a couple things so far, much more to go.

Stereo cabinet for the shop


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Made a quick plywood cabinet for my shop to house my stereo. Finished assembling the other morning. Walnut frames and polycarbonate sheeting for the doors. Excited to have my turntable hooked back up. I even disassembled cleaned the pots on … Continue reading

Work shop progress


Up early again.  My mind just doesn’t stop sometimes.  I need to work on that.  So since I’m up, here is some nonsense…

Spent about 5 days with my best friend in NC.  Got back late Wednesday.  Had a great time, but was ready to get back and get some things done.

Was busy yesterday:

Picked a color for my shop, painting was finished about a week ago.  Started moving things in.  Moved both benches in, now to bring in the tools and all the other stuff.  Got some aluminum bar stock that I’ll use to fabricate rails to hang everything on.  I’ve made these before, kind of like heavy duty picture rails.  All the walls are brick, so once its hung, it makes everything easier to hang and moveable.  Realized last night that I need much better lighting.  Have a few thoughts on a fixture or two to make.

Tried on a new suit and sportcoat because all my old ones are too big.  Picking them up Monday after they are tailored.  I rarely dress up but I have a trade show next week and I want to look sharp.  Had a couple suits custom made in Hong Kong on a business trip a few years ago.  Thankfully they fit my dad like a glove now.  I wouldn’t have gotten rid of them, and I am glad he can wear them as opposed to me storing them in the closet.

Did a voiceover for a video for work as well.  People always ask me to do that stuff.  I hate the sound of my voice, but I guess it is kind of deep.  We have an employee thats going to school for audio and video production.  He had a nice set up with the big condenser mic and pop guard.  Sounded great through the headphones, those mics really bring out the low frequencies.  If I would have known I would have worked up a script and done an alternate parody track in movie trailer style.

Going to pick up more old Martin guitar wood this afternoon.  Think I have all of it but some rosewood backs which were promised to a professional luthier.

…and scene!

Music room updated and painted


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Before and after of my music room… I could call it a studio, but I really don’t have any recording gear.  Not sure what I was thinking with the red a few years ago, it was horrible.  Anyway, its much … Continue reading