April, 2017

I had a great winter teaching and making at The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship. I am now traveling and have time to share some of the projects I worked on. My first project in December was a Ukulele commission for my friend Bruce. He wanted a Uke that would inspire him as an artist. I wrote an essay about my life as an artist and transcribed it into Wing Ding Font. I wrote inside and outside on a body that is our Strumfactory.com style.  Here are some pictures.   Click here to read Bruce’s essay about the uke.

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We have had a great day bike riding and cooking. The stringing of instruments started last night and the first Strumpet sounds great. It is a left handed instrument (made for my friend Tom) so hard for me to play. After an early dinner we will get back to it. Before stringing ,  all the frets have to get flattened and domed so there will be no buzz. Here are some pictures of that process.

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Tuners installed

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Frets getting domed