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And now we build for others

And now we build for others

Posted by Daniel Austin Cooke on 4th Dec 2019

One of the biggest changes I ever had to make in my life is when I realized that I love doing something for fun, but it's so different when I do the thing I love for someone else.No I'm not talking ab … read more
Swamp Ash

Swamp Ash

Posted by Daniel Austin Cooke on 26th Nov 2019

 Nothing too in depth, but hopefully you will have more appreciation of the instrument in your hands.Ash grows in quite a few places.  I even have a small 15 year old tree in my backyar … read more
Does weight matter?

Does weight matter?

Posted by Daniel Austin Cooke on 7th Jul 2019

I am not talking about a visit to your doctor, or trying to figure out if you overloaded the truck.    And I am definitely not talking about how anyones looks in a pair of jeans. I'm ta … read more
Why does grain orientation matter?

Why does grain orientation matter?

Posted by Daniel A. Cooke on 28th Jun 2019

Somewhere, someplace, a long time ago, someone decided to use a piece of wood for leverage.  This day was a big day in history.  So big it changed the way we looked at wood.  Although t … read more
That long piece of wood.  Guide to Neck Blanks

That long piece of wood. Guide to Neck Blanks

Posted by Daniel Austin Cooke on 20th Jun 2019

In the old days the materials of choice were often subject to the local availability.  Now thanks to global trading, shipping, rail, air, and of course trucking, we have a huge selection to choos … read more