Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Dulcitar Report: May 16th

If you've been reading this blog for the past few entries, you know that I'm pretty contained. It hasn't reached that "night before Christmas" kind of special where you just can't sleep and still you're just daydreaming and drooling about all of the next morning goodness. The next morning, at this point, is when the sun peeks over the edge of the world, a new pot of coffee is on the way and there's a big happy FedEx truck pulling up to our big happy house. I'll try not to scream like a little girl, but it just might happen. There's no surpressing fitz o' glee, as I like to call them. Your "F.O.G." You know it. You get it.

But right now, I'm cool as the other side of the pillow; still getting pretty excited, especially with this latest batch of pictures from Dulcitar central.

Doug says:
"While sanding/buffing we had a couple of buff throughs to the primer coat. Had to re-spray and let cure/wet sand all over again, then yet another buff through in a different spot! ARRRG! That will learn me not to follow manufacture's recommended # of coats. 3 coats? Nope- 6 coats next time!"

Look at that color, look at that shine! Look at the dolphin swimming in it all!

Holy cow! Now THAT'S hi-gloss!

That's right sexy.

Doug says:

"These LEDS are VERY bright and I was able to match the luminosity as well. They didnt have as many as I needed in stock so I had to order more. Once they are all installed I can finally glue the fingerboard on, get it fretted and start loading some pickups and electronics into this thing! This will happen fairly quickly once all the finish and structural work is behind us.- Stay tuned!"

This is really incredible, watching this new instrument come into existence, and it's been really killer to hang out virtually in the workshop with Doug. I'm pretty stoked. If you could see the grin on my face, you'd know this to be true.


Mhor Gunn said...
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Mhor Gunn said...

Wow Bing! I can't blaime you for jumping to the door every time the FedEx truck passes. I can't wait to see it finished. Have you already named her yet? Are you going to call her Flipper? :)

Bing Futch said...

Ha-ha, I'm trying to wait until we play together before I start calling out her name! I'm trying not to think about it - I'm already dreaming of the chords we'll play together.