Urban Lumber this morning for a simple planing job. It is always a pleasure to swing by his place. Right now he is mid-remodel, expanding both his shop and retail space, and adding a gallery/showroom as well. This photo shows his trusty ol' crane truck, which he used to haul my apple tree out of my yard a few years ago, which he then resawed and de-humid kiln dried.
Seth is inspiring because he really does things right- he is down to earth, and approaches everything from a fair and reasoned perspective. He also works BIG- big logs, big trucks, big slabs of incredible lumber, and big tools. He just added a wide-belt sander capable of handling extra wide boards (his old one went up to 36" wide, and the new one even wider!)
Next time you're in Springfield, swing by his place at 2440 Main Street- there is always something interesting to see and it is always worth a visit!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
It was a little strange at first to play with the circle-of-fifths layout, but it suggests melodies and harmonies, a lot of dyads (two-note chords) that you might not pluck out on a piano. After only a few minutes I was playing a few really interesting melodies and riffs that I would like to develop.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011