Shop stuff #47: An Oscar for my video

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Blog entry by JimDaddyO posted 04-19-2016 01:55 PM 1147 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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School budgets are pretty slim. They come out of our tax dollars and I think we all feel the same way about taxes. In one of our local public schools they have a bunch of inexpensive guitars for their music program. They are bought used, or donated, so most are in pretty rough shape. Particularly after a few years of being banged on by a bunch of kids.

Here I am shimming a nut on one of them. An Oscar Schmitt that is buzzing from the nut being too low. I do not charge anything for my time, and I try to keep parts cost to zero also. Just make them play so a kid can experience the instrument that I love. I am not much of a player myself, but I do think that having both hemispheres of the brain engaged during school hours is important, so this is my small way of paying it forward.

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#1 posted 04-20-2016 05:17 PM

Good to see that you can use your ‘hands-on’ skills for a very good cause. Kudos!

-- Ed

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#2 posted 04-21-2016 12:14 AM

Thank you so much for your time in viewing and for the kind words Ed.

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