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Someone made Svengoolie a Cigar box guitar.

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For those of you who don't know. Svengoolie is a B movie/ bad sci-fi host. http://svengoolie.comWas watching his show last night. Well sort of…Continue

Back on nights!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Jun 29. 4 Replies

Worked my first day back on nights last night. Finally! So here's how the story goes. Years ago i was on 2nd shift. LOVED it! Then I was told to go to first. Not happy but had no choice. Then, after…Continue

Bought me some new toys! New circular saw and 1/4 sheet sander.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 20. 2 Replies

I have a love hate relationship with my circular saw. It's the first one I bought. Used it for years. But the thing is flimsy. It has a  base with rounded ends. These rounded sides make it impossible…Continue

A change in job positions and how I got there.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Rose Mar 12. 3 Replies

Thinks are changing. And for me for the better. I’ll have to start this story off by going back a bit in time. And I’ll try to keep this all as short as a story covering 10+ years can get. Have to…Continue


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Cause the Blue rat replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Question about 5 stringer guitar
"There are many rock songs done in an open tuning. "She Talks to Angels' by the Black Crows is a straight up open E. Many other songs in more modified tunings.  The concept of a five string is sound. If it's what you want then go…"
Cause the Blue rat replied to ChickenboneJohn's discussion Fractal Lichtenberg electrical woodburing - FATAL ACCIDENT
"I don't understand why anyone would want to do this. You can get the very same random results using a woodburner. Why risk life or limb to take a short cut? As someone who has recently survived having 110 go up threw my left knee and out my…"

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At 4:08pm on May 9, 2015, c# merle said…

i totally dig your version of 'loner' on the NY disc. if some drums and bass kicked in at 1:14 i'd be in sonic nirvana. great sounds

At 3:27pm on April 19, 2015, Low Budget Luthier said…

Not just means, it's not a cbg, is all.

At 9:51am on April 13, 2015, Gary Wiese said…

Thanks for your comment on my lap steel guitar. The color is Sea Side Blue. Tried to get that 50`s look.

At 11:07pm on July 19, 2014, gary herget said…

glad you were able to make the club meet today, everyone enjoyed your new guitar. Spoke with Russ this evening and he said he really enjoyed playing guitars with you and Clark. Hope your schedule works out next month.


At 12:24am on June 3, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, if you have a cordlees drill would you mind bringing it to the fest to use in building the kit guitars. Need #1 and#2 phillips bits if you have those as well. Be great if you can help with this. Oh yeah don't forget to charge the batteries the nite before.

Thanks Gary

At 10:38pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

The website address works just as is.

At 10:27pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, there's a website for the fest, it kinda long but you can see what last years fest looked like.  you may need to spell out st. Louis don't remember give it a try if it doesn't work let me know.


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