Feb 10th Guitar Find

I wandered into a couple of guitars at an estate sale. Really, my weakness: mid 1960s Japanese guitars sold under local brand names.

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Cheap Tele Kit Part 2: Wood for Guitars

I’ve learned a lot about wood over the past couple years and figured I’d share as much as I could all together in a summary as background before I get into my experience doing finish on my Tele Kit.

None of this is specific to the Tele project and most isn’t specific to guitars, but maintains that perspective.

To me, this background and understanding of wood has been key to the practice of woodworking and finishing wood projects. It’s the difference between following instructions and adapting them based on understanding.

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Cheap Tele Kit Part 1: What’s in the box?

I’m building a cheap TC-style kit guitar from Amazon.

The purchase was a gamble. I wanted to get a Harley Benton to have a more known commodity, but the shipping from England was more than the kit itself. So random Amazon kit it is.

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More on the Kodak Speaker

More details on my vintage Kodak Deluxe Speaker Unit Model A find. I tried to get some photos, but I apologize for the quick & dirty cell iPhone quality.

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Rack and Cab

I finished my guitar rack and got the old Kodak speaker working great as a 12" cabinet.

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Kodak Cab

I found a weird old Kodak speaker for a 16mm projector. I think it would make a really cool Guitar or Bass Amp cabinet.

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music crush: tricot

I don’t find new music as much these days, but thought I’d share a band I recently fell in love with.

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Guitar Stand Almost Finished

I’m mostly done with a guitar stand made from reclaimed wood from broken furniture. It’s been tough… a little more ambitious than I planned. But I’m pretty proud of my work so far, even with the imperfections.

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Jack’s Guitarcheology

I may have found the perfect guitar shop. And I passed it by for years.

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CLI Practices

I’ve written hundreds of CLI tools over the years on a variety of operating systems, in a ton of languages.

I have a set of practices that I invariably do, and I think they’re good for anyone.

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4th Gen Failure

So called “4th Generation” object oriented languages have failed us.

It’s not their fault and they can do any task needed. But they’re not the best tool for any job.

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Desert Island Albums: Another Green World

I thought I’d start sharing some of my favorite records that have stuck with me over the years. These are typically albums that changed the way I look at music.

A decent place to start for me is Brian Eno’s Another Green World. As a young teenager it rocked the way I heard music.

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Poor Mans Feed

I don’t really work with power saws much, but occassionally it is much easier to rip boards with my cheap bandsaw.

It’s a tabletop model just 12 inches off the ground/table, so I made some quick and dirty stands to help me feed larger material through it and keep it (mostly) level.

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Love Letter to Brian

Brian W. Kernighan is one of the minds I most respect in history. I’ll spend a little time gushing.

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Woodworking Youtube

Dropping my favorite woodworking resources on YouTube

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K8s Is Hard (but worth it)

Adopting Kubernetes in a mature business is difficult. It’s bigger than the shift from physical servers to VMs.

But for most workloads it’s worth it.

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Tool Finds

As I’m beginning hand woodworking, I’m collecting tools from eBay, antique stores, and garage/estate sales. It’s really rewarding to take an old forgotten tool and bring it back to performing its function and not just becoming a decoration of cute old stuff.

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The End of Technology

My first shot at describing a common failure in the development of IT systems: “how?” is evaluated before “why?” and “what?” are understood.

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