Welcome to my gallery...

Here I'll showcase some of my recent projects.

All are for sale unless noted. Custom orders or modifications are encouraged.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Sharpening services


Almonte's only sharpening shop.
Hand sharpened using Japanese whetstones and alignment jigs to ensure a perfect edge.
House calls available.

Various levels of sharpness.

Sharp (1000 grit) -$5
Really sharp (4000 grit) $10   $5

Sharp enough to shave with-warn your friends before they use them kind of sharp.
$15    $10 - only available for high quality knives.

Lawnmower blade sharpening - $5
On lawnmower - $10

I will also sharpen woodworking tools, garden tools and anything else that's dull.
Contact me for pricing.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sneak peak - the Hammertone brass guitar

Here`s a sneak peak of the guitar I'm building.

It`s a wood and hammered brass body with bolt on neck.

It`s playable, but far from done.
In the end it will have some sort of wooden pick guard, a sunburst patina like the uke and proper edge binding.

How does it sound?

I've got a custom pre-amp in it built by my friend Vlad that blends between the magnetic pickups and an internal microphone.  On the magnetic (standard electric guitar) setting it sounds great, just like a standard electric should.  The microphone pickup needs some work however.  It's really prone to feeding back at the resonant frequencies of the top and back and it sounds rather brassy, like a cookie tin with strings.  Needs work.  I'll probably end up having to dampen the top and back with some sort of something.
Suggestions welcome.