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by Douglas Ketellapper
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Your Booze of Choice
Replies: 12
Views: 6380

Re: Your Booze of Choice

Adam, when I was a young brewer, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout was one of my favorites. That and I would turn people on to dark beers by giving them Watney's Cream stout. Mmmmm. I just started drinking a "Junk Stout" that I bottled recently. Made with stuff I had laying around, and it's quite good. A...
by Douglas Ketellapper
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Your Booze of Choice
Replies: 12
Views: 6380

Your Booze of Choice

So I know Mario is a homebrewer, which I am as well. It's something I'm pretty good at having been brewing for over 25 years. But, I don't know that beer would be the one thing I'd drink if I had the choice of only one. I was a winemaker as well after college where I studied brewing and winemaking, ...
by Douglas Ketellapper
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Denver area guitar show
Replies: 1
Views: 1603

Re: Denver area guitar show

Not sure that I'll be free then, but I might stop on by if I have the chance. I'm in South Denver in the Corey Merrill neighborhood near Washington Park. Still working on getting a wood shop since our move here... Sigh.
by Douglas Ketellapper
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Try something different" challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 25176

Re: The "Try something different" challenge

OK, so how does one pay an entry fee? I don't want to start until I've payed my dues? Sorry if it's an obvious question... I'm full of those.
by Douglas Ketellapper
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Try something different" challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 25176

Re: The "Try something different" challenge

So now that I'm thinking again about wood and instruments, I think a challenge would be something good to light a fire under me and get the hand tools sharpened up. I've never made a carved top instrument, but I've bought material in the past for something like that, so I think I will try this, and ...
by Douglas Ketellapper
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: It's been awhile...
Replies: 5
Views: 3055

Re: It's been awhile...

Thanks folks. I really realized how much I miss working with wood when I was handling those half finished projects. We will be doing a remodel/addition on our house that we purchased almost 2 years ago, and shop space is a part of the plan, well actually my only requirement. It was something I wante...
by Douglas Ketellapper
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: It's been awhile...
Replies: 5
Views: 3055

It's been awhile...

It's been awhile since I've been to the ole MIMF. I don't currently have a shop, and most of my tools are currently in storage. I've moved, gotten married, moved again, traveled, brewed a bunch of beer, done a lot of photography, but haven't been instrument building or woodworking in about 4 years. ...
by Douglas Ketellapper
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: where to buy these items
Replies: 6
Views: 6030

Re: where to buy these items

Greg, I also have gotten CF from dragonplate. You can also get carbon fiber tubing from Into the Wind (http://intothewind.com/), that kite place that's on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, though I don't remember seeing that stuff in their store. I just ordered it online. Also, there's a plastics pl...
by Douglas Ketellapper
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: LACEY ACT UPDATE AND YOU
Replies: 16
Views: 7369

Re: LACEY ACT UPDATE AND YOU

Thank you Chuck for your update. I'm glad to be hearing directly from someone involved with this. As an amateur woodworker/luthier, I'm interested in this. Not because it will impinge on any kind of living I might make from my hobby, but rather how materials I've accumulated legally over the years i...
by Douglas Ketellapper
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Questions for a William Cumpiano interview
Replies: 14
Views: 11243

Re: Questions for a William Cumpiano interview

Mike, thanks for the link to the Cuatro festival. I'm in Denver, and Chicago isn't a stretch for me to go visit for something like that. There's other things I'd like to do in Chicago, so it would be a good trip.
by Douglas Ketellapper
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Questions for a William Cumpiano interview
Replies: 14
Views: 11243

Re: Questions for a William Cumpiano interview

I'm interested in the Puerto Rican instruments he makes. Anything he'd like to share regarding the status of that project would be great. My wife is from Puerto Rico, and I'm really interested in the culture. Also, I plan on making a cuatro, but with contemporary 6 string construction rather than th...
by Douglas Ketellapper
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Arnt Rian's Norway Spruce processing
Replies: 15
Views: 8090

Re: Arnt Rian's Norway Spruce processing

Thanks for posting that, Arnt. The chainsaw trick with the wedges is a good one that I'll keep in mind. I sometimes think I get as much or even more enjoyment from processing rough wood as I do from making things from that processed wood. Something about seeing the beauty of the grain that was insid...