Autumn Vacation

After three months of wild business in Duluth’s Canal Park, I will be taking a little breather. The shop will be closed: Tuesday 9/13/2016 – Tuesday 9/20/2016  Thanks to all of you for the patronage and support....

Bass Guitar Refrets and Stereolab

On this grey day in Duluth, I find inspiration in the cosmic drones of Stereolab while (seemingly) endlessly finishing the frets on this great old bass guitar. Stereolab providing the inspiration for the new frets in this bass guitar. #perfectpair #stereolab A post...

Old banjos, New tools.

Most of my tools are hand tools. They work quietly, patiently, and very well when I’m present with them. They make my job pleasant. Occasionally, though, it’s so satisfying to ride the drone of the router with some Massive Attack clipping along in the...

Finding my 14th Year

Finding My 14th Year: Working for myself has been a journey. It's taken me through unexpected territory which both inspired and terrified me along the way. My business has been the fertile earth, as well as the sown seed. Combined with the nourishing sun and rain...