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November 2016

It’s not quite winter yet, but it’s on the way.  We had two days of flurries, that didn’t  amount to much.  On the other hand, it was easier to take than the foot or so they got in Northern Maine.  426 more words

Figuring out Juglandaceae: Black walnuts

Juglandaceae is the family of trees composed of the walnuts, hickories, and pecans. They are large trees with especially leafy leaves (bipinnate leaves if you wanna be all sciency sounding), and have nuts of varying tastiness. 215 more words


Chisel & Ebony

I’ve never constructed a flat, fender style headstock before. For some reason or another I’ve always knocked them and honestly now I don’t know why. I’m able to churn out a neck twice if not three times as fast as one with a scarf joint and theres far less chance for errors along the way. 175 more words

Guitar Building

Proto 7 Progress

Each prototype gives me a chance to try out different techniques in guitar building. At the same time my goal is to minimize the total number of mistakes made in the process. 225 more words

Guitar Building

November -- The Black Walnut Trees

We have quite a few Black Walnut trees on our property and they create several problems.  First of all, there are a lot of things you can’t plant near them because they have toxins in their root system and bark that things like apples and pears don’t like – so we have to keep them apart.  379 more words

In Which the Trees Finally Put on Their Autumnal Attire

In the immortal words of Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, the trees, they are a changin’. I may be paraphrasing there…

Fall color has been a long time coming this year, but now we are seeing the yellow, orange, and red, warnings to the birds and squirrels that time is running out to put away their winter store. 59 more words