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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2013
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    Shelly.

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    Somewhere between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
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    Wedding.
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    Sunset over St. Louis #2.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2013
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2013
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    fuck yeah!
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2013
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    Cracking set Caroline, just cracking!

    Mr Gilly, i do hope find the person who borrowed your gear and get the chance to explain to them, vigorously and with actions, just how pleased you are.. Nice to see it hasn't stopped you taking excellent pictures.

    I spent a quiet but entertaining Halloween round at KK's. Vegetable stew this year, i think the local trick or treaters are wise to us...

    Halloween at KK's
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2013
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    So a picture I took a little while ago is now the cover of a book.

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    Now that the schedule insanity is mostly over, time to start going through the photo backlog. October 2012 reached.





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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
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    I converted the first Game of Thrones book in Calibre so I could read it on my Kindle. The process decided that GoT contained far too much fire and not nearly enough bottoms.

    EXCEPTIONALLY MILD SPOILERS BELOW!! (also puerile humour)

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    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2013
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    Unlike you to post a bum shot Mr Stamps...
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2013
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    Bandz. (Tombs, Primitive Weapons) Moar here. [grunt]
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2013
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2013 edited
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    I'm working on a post about non-alcoholic beers.

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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2013
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    Time for another instrument build photo dump, I guess. See, I got this cheapo stratocaster copy (cream coloured, of course) for free from a friend. The neck was warped beyond repair, but I decided to go to town on the body.

    Strat body

    Got the paint off with a heat gun and sanded the body down; hooray, it's plywood!

    Strat body, paint removed

    For the new finish I decided to go with ebonising. The process had two stages in this case. 1) To build up more tannin in the wood, I brushed it with a concontion made by brewing a cup of tea with 7 bags of Lipton Yellow Label (finally a use for that crap) overnight, letting that dry and sanding down the raised grain; 2) I then brushed iron acetate (made by dissolving steel wool in vinegar because SCIENCE) on the body, which darkens the tannin. I love the fact that you're not staining or dyeing the wood in any way, you're actually changing the colour on a molecular level.

    This is a shot of the acetate going on. It's super fun seeing the wood get darker, I'll have to do a time-lapse of it at some point.

    Iron acetate going on

    After that, I finished the body with oil and here's what the plywood looks like now.

    Grain detail, after the oil

    I call it The Wrang-Wrang and it says MEOW. Bokonon would understand. Oh, and that's a pebble I picked up on Coney Island jammed behind the tremolo block, for mojo. You can see heavily grain-filled bits where the acetate didn't penetrate the coating, and I'm totally fine with that, I dig the ratty look on this.

    Back

    Jazzmaster pickups and THE ORANGE KNOB OF DOOM.

    Front of the body

    So yeah. That was a fun thing to do. (Plays well, too!)
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2013
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2013
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    @Jack, pls to explain.
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    On our first go for marriage, we were going to have it at the Galveston Railroad Museum that has a very interesting art exhibit in its lobby.

    The day we visited was a slow day so it was just us.

    Us and them.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2013
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    Excellent. Thank you for obliging my blunt request for more information!
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    My fault, really. I thought they were a bit more creepy without any information.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2013
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    They were. I just needed to know what they were so I could push off the nightmares.