I Decided to Make a Rainstick I’ve wanted to try my hand at making a rainstick for some time.  Not that I really enjoy playing with them but it seems like a fun project, especially with the amount of experimentation you can do.  Like most of my projects, I start

It’s been a few months since my last update and a few people have asked if I was still around.  Here’s what’s been going on… Death In The Family Sadly, my family was dealt a tragic blow with the death of my mother-in-law on March 1st.  She was a truly

This is a continuation of Studio Desk – Part 4: Applying The Finish   For me, all projects have a point where they start to fall apart.  This is what happened here. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with how the desk turned out but I also have a few things that

  This is a continuation of Studio Desk – Part 3: Assembling the Racks   Now that the components are built, they’re ready to be stained and finished. I was going for a specific look that I think worked but I’m having my doubts that I’ll be happy with it

The top and bottom are ready to be stained and finished.  I’m going a bit out of order at this point.  I have already finished the top and the underside of the bottom but I’m going to bundle that in with my next post.  Here, I’m going to show how

I finally settled on a design for my studio desk.  It needed to fit into the breakfast nook, be mobile, and house the various racks of gear needed to record music.  I went through almost 20 designs before I settled on this one, not because it was the best, but