What other things do you guys make?

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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Eric Baack » Thu May 26, 2016 10:30 pm

Starting up a lift device for a router table. Going to build a thickening drum sander
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Randy Roberts » Thu May 26, 2016 10:33 pm

Wow Eric.

Thread is dead for 4 1/2 months and we suddenly post 4 minutes apart? Spooky
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Ryan Mazzocco » Thu May 26, 2016 10:52 pm

I guess I haven't actually participated in this thread either (other than a lame joke on the first page (actually I thought it was pretty funny but everyone's a critic))
I make staircases. I make trim. I make houses feel like homes. I make people happy.
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Eric Baack » Fri May 27, 2016 9:01 am

Randy Roberts wrote:Wow Eric.

Thread is dead for 4 1/2 months and we suddenly post 4 minutes apart? Spooky


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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Eric Knapp » Fri May 27, 2016 10:19 am

Mostly I make my students stay up late and bemoan that I'm a tough teacher. They get jobs so they don't complain too much. I also have a lathe and make little things.

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I know, it's just a pen, but it's not one of those kits. It's my own design.

I make music with a Chapman Stick. It's not really a guitar and there aren't many people making custom tapping instruments yet. I'm not sure I want to make one as I'm more interested in making acoustic guitars now.

Oh, yeah. I also make software for Macs and iOS. A lot of us programmer types do the same thing as a hobby as we do for our day jobs. I'm changing that now and switching to making bigger things with wood as my main hobby. A year from now I'd like to say I have made a guitar. Fingers crossed!

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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Fri May 27, 2016 12:42 pm

Nice Randy!
Is that a harp, or the world's biggest cheese grater??
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Bryan Bear » Fri May 27, 2016 12:58 pm

Randy, that is, hands down, the nicest one of those I have ever seen. What is it?
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Randy Roberts » Fri May 27, 2016 10:59 pm

Thanks Brian,
It's a refinement of a cross between a lyre and the theorbo I've been not working on for 6 years. They're called a lyrobo.
Like the fanned frets? They are my solution to the problem of just intonation played in different keys on one instrument.
I'll be putting glass in the top for the ergonomics of resting my face on it after my third beer.
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Sat May 28, 2016 4:41 pm

I thought it would be called the-lyre
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Mark Swanson » Sun May 29, 2016 1:37 pm

Eric, the chapman stick is cool! post a link to your recordings!
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Eric Knapp » Sun May 29, 2016 8:49 pm

Mark Swanson wrote:Eric, the chapman stick is cool! post a link to your recordings!

OK, you asked for it. This is probably my best recording, flaws and all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cq64E0ROuk

I'm a hobbiest musician and woodworker, I do them both for fun and try to not take myself too seriously. 8-)

-Eric
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Barry Daniels » Mon May 30, 2016 9:35 am

Wow Eric. That was great.
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Mark Swanson » Mon May 30, 2016 9:46 am

That is just great! Good for you on your recovery too, music is a great healer...you should be proud and I love the stick. And if you feel like inspiring us, you can tell your story if you want to.
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Eric Knapp » Mon May 30, 2016 9:51 am

Barry Daniels wrote:Wow Eric. That was great.

Thank you, it feels great to play it, too. Bach sure knew how to do that.

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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Eric Knapp » Mon May 30, 2016 9:55 am

Mark Swanson wrote:That is just great! Good for you on your recovery too, music is a great healer...you should be proud and I love the stick. And if you feel like inspiring us, you can tell your story if you want to.

I would be very happy to share this story. I wasn't sure if shop injuries are a welcome topic on a forum like this. A big part of my current push to get my shop back up to par is that I'm sufficiently past the trauma and want to be in my shop again. My shop was in too much disarray and that contributed to my injury. Here's more.

http://ericjknapp.com/blog/2014/11/11/some-bach-and-a-story/

Thanks,

-Eric

P.S.: I was born in GR and visit fairly often.
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Barry Daniels » Mon May 30, 2016 10:55 am

Details of shop injuries are welcome because they may help someone else avoid this specific type of injury in the future. They are also a general reminder to all of us to be very careful in the shop.
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Tue May 31, 2016 5:09 pm

Hi Eric,
Accidents to the index finger are very common. I have on two occasions experienced them myself. The first was clipping the tip while running short pieces over the jointer (bad idea). The second time was when I was using what I thought was a relatively safe tool - a belt sander. When changing from horizontal to vertical sanding my index finger slipped into the area between the belt and the housing. The trigger was locked on, and in the few seconds before a fast thinking coworker could unplug the sander it had sanded away half the thickness of the distal phalanges meat and part of the bone. In the E.R. I was feeling sorry for my loss until I saw a person who (at some time in the past) had lost both his legs. Losing part of a finger is comparatively minor. Thankfully most of my finger grew back and it is only about a 1/4 inch shorter. Some loss of sensation still remains even after several years. Good luck with your recovery, and remember - there are no safe tools!
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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Bob Orr » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:21 am

Here is a marquetry jewellery box I made for my daughter. complete with secret drawer.

Cheers, Bob
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A few more pics.

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Re: What other things do you guys make?

Postby Mark Swanson » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:25 am

A great story Eric, and inspiring because you did not give up!
The next time you come to GR, message me and we can say hello and talk about everything.
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