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

Outfeed table Almost a year ago I decided to try a new work surface for my outfeed/assembly table.  I wrote about this here.  After using and abusing it for almost a year, my official opinion is that I don’t really care for it much.  I found the texture to be

I’ve been lax in posting news updates.  I’m going to try to be better about this. Wiring I’ve got the studio desk pretty much done, but I’m doing some additional wiring, such as adding a few electrical outlets to the desk itself. I’m also making all new audio cables.  This

  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