I'm Still Here

Lurking in the dark. Working on a BFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design. Free time is spent doodling around and I'm trying to figure out how to marry the two.

kaitly-n:

picklenickel:

I randomly picked a movie on Netflix, figuring it probably wouldn’t be that great, but whatever. I don’t care. As the movie progressed I wound up seeing Alan Rickman’s bare-naked buttocks.

It’s been a weird evening. 

Gambit, huh?

Totes magoats.

That why you’re bloggin’ pics of Colin Firth?

I randomly picked a movie on Netflix, figuring it probably wouldn’t be that great, but whatever. I don’t care. As the movie progressed I wound up seeing Alan Rickman’s bare-naked buttocks.

It’s been a weird evening. 

Slotting jig I rigged up to help keep me steady and then the slotted fretboard. Took me forever.

Making more progress. Completed the compound radius jig, finished up the body template, and fitted the truss rod in today. Very productive, and very odd.

The odd. Currently, I am filling in at the Craft Center for the previous Artist in residence. She got a job at Penland, they needed someone to help out and fulfill her duties till they got someone new. She and the primary wood professor suggested me, and now I’m employed. A portion of those responsibilities requires me to welcome in artists that will be teaching weekend, half week, or week long workshops. One started yesterday, a woodturning workshop, and this morning was the first opportunity that the students had to turn. Within the first ten or fifteen minutes, catastrophe struck. One lady had not chucked up her bowl blank properly. The blank came off the lathe, scared her, she fell backwards, getting the tool under her face shield enough to cut just below here eyebrow with the gouge, and then either fainted from hitting her head, or fainted from the shock of the situation. Paramedics came. She was all stable and almost in her right mind by the time they got there. She appeared to have suffered a good size concussion though, so it was best that she decided to take a trip to the hospital.

It was a pretty stressful morning. She’ll be fine after some rest though. I prayed all morning long. The last person you want responding to a medical situation is me, and I was the first person to the scene that wasn’t already in the room when everything took place. I absolutely hate it for her and I hate it for the instructor. I spent several hours talking to him yesterday and I’ve decided he’s practically one of the coolest people that I have ever met. Great guy, great artist, soft-spoken, and clearly very intelligent. I could tell everything hit him really hard and he took it extremely personal. I’m hoping and praying for a smoother day tomorrow.

Guitar progress. Templates, body blanks, jigs, and makeshift glue rollers.

Playing with wiring.
I think I’m gonna make that three way switch a blend pot instead.

Playing with wiring.
I think I’m gonna make that three way switch a blend pot instead.

Working on the template. This project went from insanely stressful, thinking I was a fool for attempting this, to extremely fun and exciting. 

I’m going to try to document myself as much as possible. I hope this isn’t the first and last one I make.

Working on the template. This project went from insanely stressful, thinking I was a fool for attempting this, to extremely fun and exciting.

I’m going to try to document myself as much as possible. I hope this isn’t the first and last one I make.

This guitar is gonna be awesome by the time I’m done. 

First the guitar, then I’ll study up and figure out how to make pedals. 

Also, since I haven’t updated since a day before the wedding, married life is dope.