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« Reply #255 on: March 23, 2017, 04:49:08 PM »
Congrats Brad

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« Reply #256 on: March 23, 2017, 07:44:19 PM »
Congratulations! That requires determination and perseverance. You are doing great!! :mrgreen:
For me, it's to what degree I irritate folks... :mrgreen:

(good luck)
Congrats Brad
Thanks guys!

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes
« Reply #257 on: March 27, 2017, 07:39:00 PM »
Did I mention things are about to get a little more interesting?


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« Reply #258 on: March 28, 2017, 12:24:13 PM »
Rick meets I, Robot!
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« Reply #259 on: March 28, 2017, 08:06:51 PM »
:mrgreen:

3D modeling is amazing to me.

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« Reply #260 on: March 29, 2017, 07:40:25 PM »
Interesting, how? Are you planning on buying a CNC router?

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« Reply #261 on: March 30, 2017, 07:50:07 PM »
The CAD and CNC work are being done by a buddy in Jacksonville.

He's an engineer by day and this is one of his first CAD renderings in Rhino3D.

He is the one who glued up and CNCed the Winchester Tele.

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« Reply #262 on: April 09, 2017, 07:38:25 PM »
Some pics of recent activities, two T-styles in for hot-rodding.

The Foto Flame finsished up , and a Warmoth build gets a new neck.



My first ever mahogany neck, a 32" scale conversion neck finished in vintage amber satin:







Bill Malik with bass #001 on stage with the Wilson Van at the Capitol Theater:



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« Reply #263 on: April 10, 2017, 12:17:59 AM »
Nice pics for the collection... ;)
Staring at the event horizon is a dirty job, but someone has to do it...

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« Reply #264 on: April 10, 2017, 08:11:59 PM »
Yes, sir!

:mrgreen:

It was pretty cool to see #001 up on stage.

Patrick Wilson is playing Orm/Ocean Master in the upcoming Aquaman film, so that's pretty cool, too.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0933940/

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« Reply #265 on: August 15, 2017, 08:32:06 PM »
I wanted to take a moment to thank everybody who has followed Lowe Custom Guitars for your support throughout the years, and over the last few months in particular.

Between the loss of my mother, my daughter Natalie’s high school graduation and enrollment at University of Central Florida, and my own graduation from Eckerd College, it has been an eventful summer.

I am grateful to be surrounded by supportive friends and family, mindful that I have been gifted with a life experience beyond anything I could have reasonably expected, and hopeful that I can somehow reciprocate and share that experience with others as I continue along my path.

Thank you all for being in my life.
 


Now, on to the fun stuff.

Our good friend Señor Rowka has been busy learning about CAD/CAM, CNC, Variable Radius Fillets, hardware and software troubleshooting, tool paths, and dust collection.

The net result of which is this, the Ridler VI prototype:




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« Reply #266 on: August 16, 2017, 09:08:51 AM »
So sorry about the loss of your mother.

I like the looks of the Ridler. Frank Gorshin signature model?  ;)

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« Reply #267 on: August 16, 2017, 03:30:18 PM »
Sorry for you loss Brad but a lot of good things happening for you.
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« Reply #268 on: August 16, 2017, 08:35:59 PM »
Thanks guys!

Frank Gorshin model, indeed.

Actually, the name came from this:



Here's a nice customer shot of a Primaluxe from the last run.

You probably won't see one exactly like this ever again:



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« Reply #269 on: August 17, 2017, 08:42:41 PM »
Here's another customer shot I've been meaning to post: