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Going to fast to get one last one ready for fair

Started by Shawn Jun 24, 2015. 0 Replies

Well I finally did it. I thought yah I got time to build two diddle bows before this weekends fair. Both turned out nice looking and sound nice well except this one.opps got my fret count wrong on…Continue

I'd love to say I did this While doing something important...

Started by Wolf Schlyczk. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 4 Replies

I was cleaning up my shop ... cutting up bits too big for my wood stove... Evidently ran past the pusher on my angle gilhooley... hit the thumb pretty square...  never touched the nail...

The mess I'm (trying) to work in.

Started by Jon Pruett. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 14 Replies

Not sure about the rest of ya'll, but every once in a while I'll try to clear up enough space to set down a box almost kill myself falling into the mess my shop has become. …Continue

Pushing the envelope until it explodes

Started by Glenn Reither Oct 31, 2014. 0 Replies

I was making a 3 string for a VERY small lady, so I tried to make a very low profile neck for her tiny hands. All was going well until I tested the rigidity and discovered I had made a pretty good…Continue

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Comment by Outhouse Instruments on February 26, 2011 at 8:00am

Isn't it funny how expensive the " valuable" lessons are?

 

lesson:

1-don't  do anything while angry ...

2- ... upset....

3- ...aggravated....

 

These 3 "Valuable" lessons have cost me a lot of friggin' maple today.

 

Somebody just shoot me!

 

But at least I found a great "facepalm" pic!

 

AFKAM - the idiot

Comment by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on February 24, 2011 at 2:13am

Go to CB Gitty's site (Ben Baker) to get some really great deals on tuners.

 

-WY

Comment by Stewart Hutton on February 24, 2011 at 12:56am

Minor ebay gotcha - but then I am new so haven't really hurt myself yet.

 

Bought these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&1item=220741572...

cos they looked nicely old stylee and good price. Thought I could use them on 2 CBGs.

 

Arrived today and I realised they dont actually have any pegs to turn the tuners - so thats another trip to ebay land and all that involves ...

 

As the old timers say .. look twice, buy once.

Comment by Dianne Woods on February 22, 2011 at 5:22am
Horrible
Comment by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) on February 21, 2011 at 9:28am
Was his own stupid fault.  He was pulling the drill towards himself while running it through a stud.  Once it broke through, he was exerting enough force that it kept on going right into his eye.  Instant Darwin winner.
Comment by Dianne Woods on February 21, 2011 at 9:12am
Josh, that sounds like a horror film with the eye being extracted with a hand drill. How terrible.
Comment by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) on February 21, 2011 at 6:13am
It's funny.  It's always the tools we perceive to be safe that jump up and bite us.  I knew a gut who took the utmost care around circular saws only to extract his eye from his head with a hand drill.  Gotta be on the look out with everything.
Comment by Mama Mojo on February 21, 2011 at 5:53am
Thanks Mark - I'll be sure to try to keep my fingers away from that sander while I am sanding my fingerboards or anything else for that matter.... and hey, what's a little humor when we get hurt? I think it helps ease the pain.... you don't have to be "touched in the head" to make a joke about what happened.... laughter is good for whatever ails us!
Comment by Dianne Woods on February 21, 2011 at 5:32am
Hey, that is a great idea, make an artificial digit. If you cut it, it won't hurt or matter.
Comment by mark "mudcat" quigley on February 21, 2011 at 3:43am

mama mojo

 

i had it clamped on workbench and was sanding down a run of fret boards. happened so fast i'm not sure, but i think my finger was just too much in the way and got caught up in the moment and tried tom wrao itself around the drive wheel along with the belt.  wouldn't you know it was the very last pass on the sander i was going to make.  on the good side that, finger will be about 1" farther away when i use my table saw.   hahahahahahahahahahahaha.   i justr realized i'm touched in the head with  wanting to build these things and don't know how to play

 

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I'd love to say I did this While doing something important...

Started by Wolf Schlyczk. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 4 Replies

The mess I'm (trying) to work in.

Started by Jon Pruett. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 2, 2014. 14 Replies

Pushing the envelope until it explodes

Started by Glenn Reither Oct 31, 2014. 0 Replies

What NOT to do!

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Bluesheart May 30, 2011. 5 Replies

first six string

Started by mark "mudcat" quigley. Last reply by mark "mudcat" quigley Mar 23, 2011. 4 Replies

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