Sunday, September 2, 2012


I have finally finished the guitar project. The Lutherization project is complete until I start a new project. You may click on the Lutheriztiaon tab and scroll all the way down to see the completed project.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sorry for the long, long delay. I am trying to start up a company as well as mesh schedules. This six month project has turned into a two year adventure! Short of my mentor having to move his working space and soon later cutting off the end of one of his fingers! Ya, we don't use a jointer any more... Anyway, I added some new pics with the body being shellacked. So click on the Lutherization tab and scroll wayyyy down. Let me know what you think :)
Next will be the neck!
Till next time, happy blogging :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Side Note

You may or may not know, I am currently unemployed. As part of my agreement to receive unemployment insurance, I have been searching for work on line and elsewhere.
During my perusing and my short attention span, I ran across a really great deal. I don't normally promote things on here, nor will I unless I find something that I just can't resist. It is an Open sign on Craigslist made of led lights. Here is the link:
Click Here!
Why did this catch my attention? I remember having a small business and looking for an Open sign. If you looked for anything that is lit, you pay a premium for it. This one is only $35 bucks!! I would have died for one like this when I had my business, especially for that price. So, I decided that I would break my policy and spread the joy for other readers who may own a small business. Check it out and let me know how you like it. It's only $35, what do you have to loose, eh?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Finally I got to do some more work on the guitar. I have the bridge almost completed, which is what I just posted in the Lutherization section. After 2 1/2 years, we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Our next step is to get the body ready for the varnish by lots and lots of sanding. Then we will glue the bridge in place and adjust the height as necessary. Then we will finish the neck and head with tuners. Lots done, and lots to do yet. Stay tuned :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Robot Recipe

Well, I finally got to take some time out to update my Robot Recipe(hardware) section.
After regrouping from the loss of my stepper motor, it is now time to progress to the servo motor. This is going to be a multi-post as I try to make the difficult easy. It is not for the weak at heart as I delve in to the dark crevices of mathematical equations and such. If the thought of pi=3.1417...... makes your eyes glaze over, then I will tell you when to skip to the end. If the thought of calculating the frequency of a hydrogen electron floats your boat, then hang on and enjoy the ride. :) (I think it has something to do with Planks constant)
Anyway, today is mostly introduction, next post will be the calculations. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Various Sundries Posting

I have posted another side track project that is focusing my attention away from my Robot Recipe. It is my version of a CD stuffer.
I should be getting back to my Robot project soon. I am actually experimenting with methods of creating a hand grasp rather than a claw.
The guitar project is still going, just really, really slow. Lots and Lots of sanding. When it starts showing something that you can actually see some changes, I will post them. In the mean time, enjoy my various sundries posts. :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stepper Motor Controller Version 2

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and did not eat too much Turkey. I prefer Ham myself, but I take a sliver of Turkey for traditions sake.
I have been doing circuit design in one form or another for several years. I still have a tendency to do old school Dual Inline Pin (DIP) hole through technology. That's how I learned it. Then some smarty comes and changes everything and develops Surface Mount Technology. Me, being very resistant to change, knows when to change. I have now started dabbling into SMT with Surface Mount Devices (SMD). I upgraded my Stepper Motor Controller design, that you can find in my hardware section of "Robot Recipe", and converted it into SMT. You can find the new design under the "Various Sundries" tab. Let me know what you think.