Saturday, October 11, 2008

Benches and Cans

We reached an important benchmark this week by marking the completion of our first bench. Clearly, this is a workbench to be reckoned with...

Why build a 14' 9" long bench? More important, why build THREE 14' 9" benches? That is easily more bench space than three skinny guitarmakers could possibly need (we're also splitting the shop with our friend Dave). In our various schemings about what kind of shop and environment we want to "work" in (see footnote), we devised some devious plans to lure friends into building guitars along side us. What better bait than pristine unused bench space?

I love cans as much as the next guy, but I don't think I'm willing to scale a 4 s
tory brick wall to profess said love...

Note: We're hesitant to use the "w" word to describe building guitars. When talking about building and life in the shop, Sergei often summed it up well by saying, "Sure beats working for a living."

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