Back to basics for The Horse

@TheHorse (72523)
Walnut Creek, California
July 29, 2017 1:08pm CST
When I was up at the Father's Day Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival, I ran into a representative from Santa Cruz Guitars, a manufacturer of elite hand-made guitars in Santa Cruz CA. I asked the representative if she could send me some raw sound holes, as I've owned two Santa Cruz guitars and would like to make some coasters from Santa Cruz sound holes. She was hesitant, as they don't usually do that, but she ultimately relented. About a week later, I received 10 sound holes from Santa Cruz Guitars. I'm about to finish my first pair of Santa Cruz Guitar sound hole coasters. I have the glue gun heating up, and will attach felt bottoms to the first pair. And then two more later. The first will go to my bluegrass buddy Tom, who plays a Santa Cruz Tony Rice model. The rest...we shall see. I promised to send one pair back to Santa Cruz guitars for their waiting room at the facility. Are you working on any "projects" this weekend?
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
29 Jul 17
Looks like a great project for the weekend. This weekend is working in my organic garden. I am preparing new lines for planting. Yesterday, we turned the dirt, so today it is cleaning rocks and planting a line of marigold flowers down the middle of the roll.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jul 17
Sounds nice! Will you do some veggies too? Welcome back!
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
29 Jul 17
@TheHorse Thank you. Yes, I plant a lot of veggies. However, I put a line of marigold flowers down the center of my lines to control the bugs.
• Richfield, Utah
29 Jul 17
Sounds like some awesome projects going on, I'm gonna get started on my pop tab and washer jewelry for my etsy shop. Back to school shopping is coming up!
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jul 17
Do you have some pictures?
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• Richfield, Utah
29 Jul 17
@TheHorse not yet, but I do have my friendship bracelets and crochet headbands up there, plus a couple of semi antiques for sale too
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• Richfield, Utah
29 Jul 17
My holly Hobbie wall hanging I'm selling I've had for over 30 years.
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@Courtlynn (55262)
• United States
29 Jul 17
Nope no projects here. Just resting.
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@Courtlynn (55262)
• United States
29 Jul 17
@TheHorse thats good its relaxing.
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
29 Jul 17
That's such a great idea!! Do you know what they normally do with that wood? I'd like to see some of Birdseye wood, those would also be pretty. No projects this weekend although I'd like to see my granddaughter and help her make a card for her grandgrandma.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jul 17
Martin Guitars makes promotional materials out of them. They stamp them and then give them away when people take factory tours. Collings Guitars was HAPPY that I asked for some. They've sent me two boxes of 20 pairs. I'm not sure what they normally do with them. Gibson guitars snubbed me when I made an inquiry. Santa Cruz--I'm not sure. Same with Larrivee.
@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jul 17
I'd say making a card sounds like a good idea.
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
29 Jul 17
I thought they were wooden CDs . No projects for us this weekend - just a lot of cleaning. Heading out to Catalina Island this week!
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jul 17
Cleaning sounds good--oh, thanks for the reminder! I was going to shine up my SUV!
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@DianneN (85315)
• United States
30 Jul 17
What a wonderful idea!!! I've been partying all weekend!
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Jul 17
Partying sounds fun. I guess I partied Friday. We had a gig, and food and drink were involved. Stay hydrated!
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@DianneN (85315)
• United States
30 Jul 17
@TheHorse Sipping water as I write! We are two party animals who love being home.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
31 Jul 17
@DianneN I love being home as well. Just played a gig at an Old Folks Home, and then stopped at TJs for Scotch, lox, coffee, and other absolute necessities before heading to my place. It's almost pool time.
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@MALUSE (43661)
• Uzbekistan
29 Jul 17
I don't know what these thingies are for. :-(
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jul 17
I turn them into coasters. Do you have another name for coasters in Germany? They go under cups and glasses so your wooden tables don't get little rings on them.
@MALUSE (43661)
• Uzbekistan
29 Jul 17
@TheHorse Now I've got it. I didn't get what these things have to do with guitars. The literal translation of the German term would be 'underputters'. The word describes its function perfectly, don't you think?
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jul 17
@MALUSE Germans are so practical. I have no idea why Americans call them "coasters."
@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
30 Jul 17
No big projects, I had to wash my laundry yesterday and today I want to bake some muffins for the breakfast and prepare a cheesecake. Those are my only projects.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Jul 17
Sounds like good ones to me. I did get two pairs of coasters done. I also saw a kid client in the afternoon, but he was a brat. Today, I mostly relax after I get some progress notes done.
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
31 Jul 17
@TheHorse I am sorry your kid client was a brat. I am painting some small fruit wooden boxes, I will put a plastic inside and then add soil and grow herbs inside.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
31 Jul 17
@LadyDuck Sounds good. Can you grow something bigger, like squash or green beans, for me?
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@Hannihar (42283)
17 Jun
@TheHorse Excuse my ignorance but what are Santa Cruz Guitar sound hole coasters and what do you do with them?
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Jun
Sounds holes are the disks that guitar manufacturers have left over when they make acoustic guitars. I stain them, and put polyurethane (to make them water-proof) and felt bottoms on them. Coasters are used to protect wooden table tops from the moisture in glasses containing beverages.
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@Hannihar (42283)
18 Jun
@TheHorse So do you use them as coasters?
@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Jul 17
Nope. Not me. It's 94 out and I am just doing Mylot and playing on Facebook. A pathetic and hot person today.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Jul 17
It's down to 85 F here, but I'm going to hit the pool anyway.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Jul 17
@TheHorse ......That is a pleasant temp. It gets up to the 90's and above and I can't handle it long.
@teamfreak16 (41523)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 17
No projects, unless a bike ride counts as a project.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jul 17
I think swimming is going to be my next project.
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@jstory07 (70061)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Jul 17
You are working on a neat projectl
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jul 17
Thanks! It's a lot of fun, and I can make it last as long as I want. Some coasters take only a couple of weeks to make. Others take months.
@RasmaSandra (19842)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
29 Jul 17
Still on call for my hubby who is still under the weather. So I just watch movies and sit quietly and work on my PC. Hope your project works out well.
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@Corbin5 (116531)
• United States
29 Jul 17
Those coasters look great. Glad your powers of persuasion netted you 10 sounds holes. Painted walls this weekend. I have painted many walls in my time, and the pleasure of doing so has diminished.