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Building a New Shop


A simple account of planning, building, and inhabiting a new work shop...

 ** November 1, 2011 **

Yee Haw! Broke ground…


Added by Dan DeBruler on December 5, 2011 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

The King? Really?

Handmade Music Clubhouse - you all rock!

I am so glad I can come hang around the Clubhouse without being bombarded by someone declaring themself the king.

So much useful info being shared, and so many helpful people.

Added by Dan DeBruler on June 19, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

The Next Generation

Just had the opportunity to demonstrate instrument building while inciting over 100 10-year olds to greater musical heights.


What started as an invitation to show off a CBG to a class learning about homemade instruments, became a full-blown presentation to the entire 4th grade in multiple assemblies by the time I got there.


Gourd percussion instruments, CBGs, Kalimbas, and more burrowed their way into the imaginations of some really cool kids. We even built a…


Added by Dan DeBruler on March 4, 2011 at 12:22pm — 4 Comments

Workshop Addiction? ...Check!

In a rare move, I had to make an early Saturday appointment. It's important, and even though it involves a little travel time, I made it for as early as possible.


Why? I want to get back to the shop!


I've been toying with some designs for bridges, neck attachments, headstocks and more. But like most of us, I only have so much time each week to flesh them out. 


UPS dropped four boxes of cigar boxes on my doorstep this…


Added by Dan DeBruler on January 29, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Snow Day? Go Day!

Something about a snow day. I grew up in the midwest, where snow usually meant snowball fights and snowmen as we walked to and from school. Yes...it was uphill both ways. Later, my wife and I lived six years in Germany, and nearly four years just down the hill from Tahoe. Plenty of snow in those places, and life went on as the flakes came down.


Living in the southeast now for nearly 20 years, snow has become more an event than an occurrence. I used to grab my shovel, a broom,…


Added by Dan DeBruler on January 10, 2011 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

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