Guitars For Vets Build A Success
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What a great couple of days! Build A Vet A Guitar, held July 16-17 at The Wild Earth Woodworking School in Hudson, WI, went great.Dozens of volunteers attended and we completed twenty acoustic guitar kits in two days.
This was quite a group effort.The Hudson Masonic Lodge took over party planning and worked on food donations and other logistics that would keep our volunteers happy.From hot dogs to hamburgers to chicken br**sts to fresh sweet corn, our volunteers ate well.
That left me to set up the woodworking side of things.Things got rolling on Wednesday.Ten woodworkers came to my shop to get preliminary work done on the instruments.I knew we had to have the necks on before we started Friday, or we'd never get done in two days.
Ten woodworkers spent about five hours getting the guitars ready on Wednesday, before the build event.Whew! The necks are on.Time to start figuring out the next steps.After we had the necks glued on we started trouble shooting for Friday and Saturday by tweaking our approach to making 20 instruments.
We didn't know how many, or how few, volunteers would show up, but we made plans that would allow...