Justin Philips (justinpants) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Justin Philips
justinpants
get_up_dread_up

GUDU!
I have news!
And photos!
Of my dreads and guitar!
And marathon runners!
Woo!



The news:

I just finished my cigar box guitar, meaning the body has been fully assembled, the neck attached to it and strings have been strung!

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It looked like this early this morning. I had glued the body together and put it in some vice grips to hold the pressure on it so it would dry nice and tight. The neck I stained with a natural wood tone to match the body as best as I could. I have it hanging up so the stain doesn't dry to the paper on the table and cause spots in the finish. :)

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The body and the neck meet nicely. They are nearly flush with one another.

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The neck attached to the body, the machine head tuners attached and the tailpiece screwed in place. This is a good shot to see the tailpiece which it just a piece of aluminum siding with holes punched through it and the edges debarred so the strings don't break on me.

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A close up pf the machine head tuners. The holes mahy be a little sloppy, but I think that gives it character :)

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The guitar finished, and strung, leaning against my bed.
I still need to tweak the tuning as well as some of the frets to eliminate some buzzing. But other than that, it's all good.

Yesterday I got stuck watching hundreds of people run a marathon after taking my girl back to the train station so she could get home.

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The running started waaaay down broad street north of City Hall.

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I took this photo near the over-sized game pieces on display at I forget where at the moment.

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Running around City Hall.

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Away from City Hall.

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And straight on towards I have no idea.

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Dropping paper cups all over the place along the way. :\

As promised, here are photos of a spiffier dread braid...

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It may be fuzzy, but this is probably the best shot.

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Also my mustache can curl now, not to mention I didn't know my beard was getting this long.

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Plotting.
I need a cape and a top hat. Once I have them I'll run around Philadelphia tying helpless damsels to train tracks.

Hope You guys enjoyed the photos.
Sorry this was a lengthy one.
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