Adventures in Lutherie #6: And then some!

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 12-29-2016 10:38 PM 1396 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Peg reamer and peg shaver Part 6 of Adventures in Lutherie series Part 7: I'm an apprentice! »

There’s a good chance that I’ll be doing a lot more lutherie in the future. Through a connection my wife has as a music teacher, I’ll be apprenticed to a music store as a repairer of wooden instruments. I wouldn’t call this an absolutely done deal, but very likely at the least. I love the idea of having a unique job and this one could be fun as well. I gotta start binge watching all the guitar repair videos on Youtube.

I haven’t met the owner yet, but he’s already excited to have a woodworker on board.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 12-30-2016 01:48 AM

Good on ya Dave! What a great way to expand your learning!

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#2 posted 12-30-2016 03:21 AM

I do have a bit of a learning curve to get over. Fine finishes are a weak spot for me. Same with repairing them. Luckily, the Obrien guitar channel on YouTube has lots of tips on finishes.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 12-30-2016 05:31 AM

Sounds really interesting work.

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#4 posted 12-30-2016 07:35 AM

Sounds great, Dave! I hope it is all you want it to be and more.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 12-30-2016 01:42 PM

Thank you for your kind thoughts. I should be getting into this just after the start of the new year.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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