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June 2nd, 2006


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10:39 pm
I'm in one of my evening moods where I just want to make something, do something, create something lasting.
Instead I'm sitting here watching VH1 Classic. ("Bon Jovi's Wanted: Dead or Alive" is actually a surprisingly good song. But I digress.)

I have recently made strides, or at least baby steps, in the right direction for this to happen. I have all the parts I need to make (aka assemble) my first bass of what I hope will be many. In our new apartment, I now have access to a basement in which I can make a mess of woodchips. Today I scored a wicked good deal on a very lightly used table-saw off craigslist. The only thing remaining is to clear and claim a workspace in the basement, and make a workbench to work on (already scavenged a tabletop out someone's trash).

I'm almost out of excuses, and I'm both excited and scared to see what comes next. Will I actually make stuff happen? Will I have new photos at least once a week to share with the intarwebs? Will I feel like I'm really making something, accomplishing something, creating something lasting?
Or, will I simply lay all the groundwork and then fail to do anything with it? Will I keep waiting for that neon sign from the aether to flash out at me and spur me to action?

I can only hope that it will be the former. I do need one or two more tools to accomplish everything in my head, but I've got most of what I need and the rest can be had for under $100 total once I have the space laid out to put them in.


I'm stuck for now. Nothing I can do at the moment, but hopefully this weekend I'll talk to the landlady upstairs about what part of the basement I can call my own, clear a space, light it up, and tack up some plastic walls to contain dust. If I can get that done I'll consider it a weekend well spent.
mood: calmcalm
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From:gatz
Date:June 3rd, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
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>blink<

Should you need physical helps, lend me the call. I too am looking for outlets other than figuring out what shows to tape with the DVR.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:June 5th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
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I think it's really a one-man project.
Although once (if) I get rolling, we could build you a guitar if you're interested... ^_^
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From:gatz
Date:June 5th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Of course. I look fwd to the day that I have a similar space. Well, at least a finished basement.

Now that's a project I can get behind. :)
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From:jimmi_obadger
Date:June 3rd, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
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consider this an ass-kick.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:June 5th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
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ow!
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From:oceanic
Date:June 5th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Man, kudos to you!! I'm excited to see what comes of it, even if it's just a chance for you to get your hands all sawdusty, which would probably be satisfying in and of itself.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:June 5th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
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damn straight.
I cut a piece of birch plywood the other day to make a tabletop on the filing cabinets in the study, and it was such a good feeling to have that dry, sawdusty hands thing.

unfortunately I got none of the above done this weekend.
*sigh*
But we did get an Alice for 24 hours, which was great.
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