Monday, May 29, 2006

Guitar pics, no pun intended


Well, the bedroom reno is finally pretty much done and the monkey made it through alive. Just the odd finishing touch left to be done. Here are the wardrobes that ate my bedroom. They're massive! They allowed us to cut our closet space by about a third, which makes the tiny room feel a little bigger.
Can you believe I thought I could assemble these monstrosities myself? Not one of my brighter ideas.


This is a steel string guitar that I built about 15 years ago. It's got a red cedar top, satinwood sides, and...


a holly, satinwood and mahogany pieced back with purpleheart binding. Quilt inspiration? You bet!


This dyed targhee arrived today from Spinning Bunny. The colours are gorgeous and the fibre is very soft. It's going to make beautiful hats and socks. Maybe a lacy scarf.
The spindle is from a local guy. It's 1.4g and has an oak shaft and flamed maple whorl. Love the hook on this thing, it's perfect. I initially thought the carving on the shaft would bug me, but it doesn't affect winding the cop at all and the spindle spins like a dream.

9 comments:

Uli said...

I love the look of the bedroom and I love that guitar..... the back is really, really cool.

Melanie said...

The bedroom looks like it was worth all the pain. Your guitar is just awesome.

What local spindle guy?

Dipsy D. said...

Hi from Austria! I absolutely love the new look of your bedroom, great job done with that! And the guitar is so mega cool, one of the most beautiful designs I've ever seen! Do you happen to use it often for playing, ir is it just for deco these days?

Kerry said...

Congratulations on finishing the bedroom! It looks great!

That guitar is amazing. Why did you quit making them??? Did you ever make a guitar for someone famous?

Anonymous said...

that wool is pretty , mittens perhaps ;o)

Cuz I know this girl that really likes mittens

Cece said...

Wow! That guitar is awesome! I play the banjo, and have a bottom of the line instrament... fine for me, I just like to play. But when I go to get togethers... some people have the most amazing banjos... and when I ask them about them - they are handmade! Blows my mind.

Kirsten said...

OMG! You built that guitar!?! It's beautiful!

DH and I have those same Ikea cabinets in our bedroom. I put them together and asked my 12 yr. old son to help with the part where you stand it up. The whole thing collapsed on me and fell on my foot! Ow! It took awhile before I had a normal toenail again. The good news is we managed to fix the mess and the cabinets are working out well.

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