I do the same. I tell people my head is full of random bits of semi-useful minutia. I once won a game of Trivial Pursuit because I knew the final answer, which the other last guy standing was sure was an unanswerable question. It was James Clavel's novel "King Rat".I explained once to a friend what spalting was, how that happens to a tree, and he still brings it up as an example of the bizarre un-asked-for trivia I sometimes subject other people to.
A master wood worker, as opposed to a hobbyist!We have music. The steel string baritone ukulele is finished. It definitely has quite a different tone from other baritone ukuleles I’ve played. It was the most difficult project I’ve done to date; when I designed the layout, I included several features that I’ve never done in a construction. There were definitely some challenges to overcome, but I’m pleased with how it turned out.
I’m not planning on doing any more tandem builds. I know of guys who regularly have multiple instruments under construction, but I think I’m better focusing on one at a time. Next build is going to be a small scale guitar which will include a soundboard made from old growth Red Spruce harvested here in the mountains of WV over 30 years ago. But first, I’m going to take some time off from building to work on some other projects.
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