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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by reverendrally, Feb 25, 2013.


  1. reverendrally

    reverendrally

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    Complete this phrase. :)

    Here's my go.

    ...you finish one and your wife says, "can you have a rest for a while now" and you're thinking, 'but I just got started'.
     
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered thumper Supporting Member

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    ...you have four going at once, while the shutters are falling off the house...
     
  3. MPU

    MPU

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    .. you once again say that THIS is the bass that has all what I've always wanted.
     
  4. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

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    Sponsored by The Letter G
    You have a closet light that hasn't worked for six months because you spent every weekend working on your builds.
     
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  6. Smilodon

    Smilodon Supporting Member

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    ... when you check your bank account and think "Uh-oh!".
     
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

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    You finish a project & get rid of it to justify starting a new one.

    Or

    you have all of the parts enough for two projects yet still comb the internet for parts.
     
  8. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

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    Heh, I really need to get that pantry bulb replaced.
     
  9. ibateur

    ibateur

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    Shutters falling off your house show up mysteriously on your basses
     
  10. Splods

    Splods

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    When you go to the wood store and ask for 'the usual'.

    Or, when you get really excited by wood grain.
     
  11. Konquest

    Konquest

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    You look at the door panels on your medicine cabinet and imagine them as a bookmatched top (true story)...
     
  12. MPU

    MPU

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    ...you are on a skiing holiday and when you wake up your first thoughts are "How do I rout that curved back to my next last bass I'm making". True story from 15 minutes ago:bassist:
     
  13. FatherG

    FatherG

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    When your wife knows that the one you are working on is not the last one, in spite of what you said after that last one...

    BTW: I just finished this one today. All the parts and the neck are off an Ibanez. The body is a solid slab of walnut given to me by a local farmer - he cut it down about 15 years ago.

    Just so you know, I consider myself a decent woodworker and an aspiring, beginner guitar builder.
     

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  14. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic

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    ...when you turn it into a business and find yourself needing to hire a helper because it has become more than a hobby.....LMAO:help::bag::p
     
  15. FunkyMan

    FunkyMan

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    ...when your girlfriend says: "No s3x until you finish your unnecessary 3rd bass"
     
  16. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered thumper Supporting Member

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    LOL! You have to choose between "3rd bass" and "third base"!
     
  17. Ol'Bass'ead

    Ol'Bass'ead

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    When you get a job at a hardwoods store just to be near the wood that you want to turn into basses-but the pay is so low, you cant afford it even at your discount....
     
  18. Smilodon

    Smilodon Supporting Member

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    ... when you look at cargo cases and pallets at work trying to find a piece suitable for a body.
     
  19. Beauchene Implements

    Beauchene Implements

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    ...when your co-workers stop inviting you to lunch because all you talk about is amazing pieces of walnut/maple/mahogany you found, or the awesomeness of the new brand or router bits you switched to, or how they changed the bottle shape of your favorite epoxy and it sucks now.
     
  20. Beej

    Beej

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    Victoria, BC
    ...when your wife finds the custom oak table you promised still in rough lumber form under the workbench and suddenly gets wise that those 11 basses that you're "just borrowing from Steve" might be connected to all those nights in the shop...
     
  21. jet_king

    jet_king

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    this...this is golden
     

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