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Saturday, September 4, 2010

One more check off the Bucket List....





I got my first guitar when I was a junior in High School...played on through college and past for a few more years.

I by no means am accomplished with the instrument...as a matter of fact it has been a few years now since I have played. Zach picked up the same interest and has played for several years and plays much better than me.

I t has always been a dream of mine to build my own guitar but never tried..its seemed like such a daunting task. About a month ago...Zach and his buddy Carl came out and said they wanted to build a guitar. That was just the excuse I needed to attempt what I thought may be impossible. I have a workshop where I have always worked with wood and the tools we needed...the only thing we needed to add was the research and guts to try.

So far we have surprised ourselves! It isn't finished yet but we are well on our way. I will update with photos when we finish our dream. What a great project Zach and I have shared together ...those nights out in the workshop...what a treat!

Have a great Sunday.

Dan








11 comments:

Heather T. said...

I am so excited for you, Dan. How awesome is that?! To have your son come to you with the same desire...just enough to get you moving!!

I like that shirt!! I remember School House Rock :)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Love watching people work with their hands - therapeutic.

(Finding it very slow to visit your site nowadays. The Jigsaw thing takes a while to load.

Sunny said...

Wow, I am impressed!
What a great project for the two of you.
Can't wait to see more :)
☼ Sunny

Petra said...

It's great when dreams come true and when we find motivation to pursuit them. I wish you good luck to complete the guitar successfully, Dan. Great photos, by the way. :-)

DawnTreader said...

Wow, that's some project. How fun to get to fulfill an old dream. Hope all goes well! :)

septembermom said...

That's so cool Dan! What a great way to create something awesome together. And fun too :)

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...It has been a real treat! So far we have not screwed it up but we have a ways to go yet. Hopefully we will finish it up in about a month. I will let you know if it sounds heavenly or hellish! I will be satisfied with something between.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Petra and thanks for visiting...welcome back anytime.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...yep it has been fun. I don't spend as much time in the wood shop as I would like, so this has given me an excuse to get back out there in it again.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...That is why it is so great when you kids finally reach into their mid twenties...you can actually begin to enjoy projects togehter...and you begin to learn from them!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

J...thanks for the heads up...I am going to take down the puzzle...sorry about the slow loading.

Dan