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Old 04-17-2020, 10:42 PM
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I've always taken pictures of my projects but at the same time I've also taken short videos. Lately, I've decided to stitch them together in iMovie, edit out or speed up all the slow parts, add some royalty free background music and upload it to Instagram or YouTube. People are bored so what they heck?

Man, you BUILD FUCKING GUITARS!! Super impressive and I subscribed to your channel.

And nice to see you representing the Keystone State in the first video (Pittsburgh clamps and Penn State hat)!
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Old 04-18-2020, 04:07 PM
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To be perfectly honest my goal is to work on my process, refine my skills and basically seek out feedback to build my confidence. That's what these videos are intended to be. Most luthiers I correspond with tell me that their first dozen or so builds weren't that good and they pretty much just gave them away.

On a related note though, I've always been more of a player than a tinkerer. Ten years ago I was approached by my friend in rural Ohio who is an established luthier to record some original songs using his guitars. I made up a bunch of instrumental songs and borrowed another friend's portable digital recorder and made 10 recordings using his guitars. I burned them on CD but lost it, but I did save 30 second MP3 samples and saved them to my box.com account. I downloaded them to my laptop the other day and thought it might be good background music for some of these videos. Being that the sound snippets are so short I figured that I should take some snapshots and make a trailer:

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Kwak, on average, how many hours would you say it takes to complete a guitar. I admire your patience.
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Kwak, on average, how many hours would you say it takes to complete a guitar. I admire your patience.
Long story short, it takes me WAY longer than it should. I've heard experienced luthiers say that it takes about 100 hours total, give or take - but that doesn't include applying the finish. I've seen classes offered where you basically go work at a master luthier's workshop with all the tools and materials included in the cost and build a guitar in about 5 days. I'd actually love to do that. Working at home has too many distractions, but the total cost of the class can be more than actually buying a finished guitar in a store.
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That is some beautiful art, Kwak.
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Old 04-20-2020, 04:34 PM
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Thanks! I really wish I could put more effort into it - and less mistakes! They say the first 10 are practice though.
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Very cool!
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Did an origami fox for Pippa.
Practiced the heck out of my Didge so much my lips went numb.
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Did an origami fox for Pippa.
Practiced the heck out of my Didge so much my lips went numb.
A likely story. Is your wife happier for it? Don't make her a didgery do widow.
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A likely story. Is your wife happier for it? Don't make her a didgery do widow.
We gotta tippy toe and whisper from 9-5. Sometimes later. Sitting on the deck or in the garage is a relief. Pippa's on the sofa being a couch tater.
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