Just a random pic I took.
Can’t post something without a pic to accompany. I don’t know if its my perspective on things, but I had an example of what I would call good luck today. Drove 3 hours to a trade show. Went right to the convention center because I couldn’t check into my hotel before 4:00. Hit a lull and decided to try to check in early. Got to my car and saw my tire was really low. Leaned down and heard it hissing air. Decided to make a run for it. Hit a gas station, no air, but added fix a flat. Drove three blocks to the next station. Literally 10 minutes and $15 later, the nail was pulled out of my tire, it was plugged, and I was on my way.
Some people would feel unlucky about a nail in the tire. I feel really lucky. The way I see it, it could have happened on the highway or if I got to my car 10 minutes later, I couldn’t have driven it.
All of a sudden I seem to have a wood storage issue. My new shop area is just being set up.
Last week I regretted not buying some old Martin Guitar wood that I stumbled upon at a workshop clean out. A couple emails over the week and today I got everything except a couple neatly stacked bundles of rosewood which went to a Ukelele maker. I’ll find out who got that shortly.
I just semi split it up. If its all decent, and I think most is, there is enough adirondack spruce for 15-17 full guitar tops. Probably enough mahogany for 5 to 10 backs, maybe some sides. Plenty of rosewood, maybe some guitar size. I’d be set if I wanted to try to make ukeleles or mandolins. Plus a ton of small pieces of rosewood, a bunch of cherry, a bit of curly koa and some random oak.
I think this was a score. I paid a few bucks each for the spruce and mahogany and rounded up to take everything else. Probably helped that the shelf was a complete mess and it was hard to tell what was there. Total cost for all of it would equal about 4 to 5 mid grade book matched spruce tops at current retail prices.
How do things like this fall in my lap? Sometimes I just think about something and it happens. Like the anvil I was given after I thought about trying out blacksmithing for a few months.
All the wood is sitting in the shop acclimating, I was going sticker and weight the guitar size stuff in a built in cabinet. No Idea where I’m going to put the rest, but I have some thoughts. Some of it is warped from poor storage, but I think may be able to be flattened. Any suggestions welcome.
I’ll post pics when there is better light.