Day 14 & 15: Buffalo Fun-a-day

Well, there’s “fun”, and then there’s “attacked-by-feral-dogs-fun”. Quito is full of surprises.

Only the dulcimer case was damaged.

A bit nervy after that encounter, we tried for some creative time, and wound up enjoying an evening of contemporary dance entitled “Mnmosine” instead.

Today, I tried my hand at sketching a building near “El Belen” – I’m happy with it.  My first sketch in a long time!


I also got to spend a little time playing a locally made Requinto Guitar 🙂

Day 11: Buffalo Fun-a-day

I am so glad I have a space with The Guild @ 980. It’s starting to feel like home.

Today, I used the trimmed off top of the peg block to create a three-dimensional template for the angled sides of the peg box.

I then used the three dimensional template to setup and cut the angles for the exposed sides of the peg box.

Finished up by designing the nearly logarithmic spiral shape for the scroll-head.

Starting tomorrow, and for the next week (!) I won’t able to be in the shop for my daily creative time. I have several ideas bouncing around in my head for what I’ll create though …

Day 8: Buffalo Fun-a-day

Tonight, I made some rough cuts on the perimeter of the redwood back then played around with how my side-bending-and-gluing jig will fit to the tail block and peg block.

My jig isn’t terribly sophisticated (yet).

More tomorrow!

Listening to: Overseas

Day 6: Buffalo Fun-a-day 2017

I widened the central section of the peg box to 7/8″, and added some lines to the outside cut pattern to let me carve a scroll head, though I actually don’t know how to do that.

I cut each of the outside edges to 9/16″, and then trimmed the central section.  Here’s all three:

I sanded them flat and glued them up. We’ll see what this looks like tomorrow.

Also: I like birds.

Day 5: Buffalo Fun-a-Day 2017

Sunday, instead of doing creative stuff in my own shop, I spent the day’s creative time volunteering at The Foundry.

We built a wheeled deck for the shop’s drill presses.

We also built a wall, and did general debris removal work.

…and I had a delicious dinner with friends, so this post went up a little late!