Category Archives: Projects

Repair Manifesto

iFixit.com has posted their “Repair Manifesto” and it just so happens to be everything that I believe in. Why waste by throwing things out when it could just be fixed?  I repair everything I can from electronics, cars, plumbing, lawn … Continue reading

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I’m famous!

I helped design a watch with MWC, and they are now on their website for sale in black and olive! To be fair, I only redesigned an existing watch dial.  The rest is all MWC.  It all started with me … Continue reading

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New counter weight

A while ago I added about 1 ounce of BB’s to the output jack of the telecaster to help offset the neck dive. I just upgraded to a 2.25 ounce weight by using washers! They are steel washers, 5/32″ ID, … Continue reading

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Passive headphone level mixer

My old guitar amp doesn’t have a line in jack to allow me to mix my guitar signal with an audio source as a backing track.  To remedy this, I created my own mixer.  More details here:  http://www.ssguitar.com/index.php?topic=4028 The short … Continue reading

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String tension

I’ve been thinking about how much I miss playing a short scale guitar.  The Harmony Bobkat I had back in the day was a 24″ scale and due to this, the strings were very “slinky” and easy to depress.  This … Continue reading

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Fralin Tele Splits

Someday I’m going to upgrade my tele, and when I do, it will have these cool Fralin’s on it:

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Desk mods

My desk is also my workstation and I need to keep little fingers from my dangerous leaded electronic parts etc, so I gated it off.  Using a bit of ingenuity, an old refrigerator shelf, a junk piece of wood, and … Continue reading

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Cron jobbed!

Yup, I got hacked.  I suppose it was bound to happen at some point – can’t be perfect you know!  But, I tracked it down eventually.  Someone managed to get some cron jobs onto my web hosting account and were … Continue reading

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I made a wooden guitar stand!

After not finding what I wanted in my local area (a guitar stand made of sustainable materials, made in the USA), I decided to build one myself.  I used 1″x 3″ pine boards and maple dowels along with some elmers … Continue reading

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More K-20X mods!

I finally added a “kick stand” to the little guy. I used a brass rod, a cable clamp and two screws. All stuff I had laying around. The bar is from our bed’s headboard, our Son dismantled it when he … Continue reading

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