Official Luthiers Forum!

Solely owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:35 pm


All times are UTC - 5 hours


Forum rules


Be nice, no cussin and enjoy!




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: shop helper...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:19 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:08 am
Posts: 1611
Location: Raleigh, NC
First name: Steve
Last Name: Sollod
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I have a shop helper and I bet many of you do too. This is Mitzi. She loves being in the shop with me, although she can be a pest sometimes...


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Steve Sollod (pronounced sorta like "Solid")
www.swiftcreekguitars.com



These users thanked the author sdsollod for the post: jack (Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:04 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:23 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:52 pm
Posts: 1012
First name: Don
Last Name: Parker
City: Charleston
State: West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code: 25314
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
This is Gatsby, our French Bulldog. He's the Tom Hanks of doggie day care; everybody loves Gatsby.

Attachment:
Gatsby.JPG


He is mostly a good dog about being in the shop, but the occasional offcut of a good smelling piece of wood becomes too tempting. He grabs it and runs off, knowing he's not supposed to have it.

He gets really attentive when I work with hot hide glue, too.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.



These users thanked the author doncaparker for the post: jack (Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:05 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:39 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:47 pm
Posts: 1311
First name: Jay
Last Name: De Rocher
City: Bothell
State: Washington
Cassidy is my shop helper. Her main job is to tell me when it's time to take a break to play ball or tug.

Attachment:
Shop dog.jpg


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right - Robert Hunter



These users thanked the author J De Rocher for the post: jack (Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:04 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:15 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:04 am
Posts: 3753
First name: Chris
Last Name: Pile
City: Wichita
State: Kansas
Country: Good old US of A
Quote:
This is Gatsby, our French Bulldog.


Ah, a Frenchie. I was raised with Frenchies in the house (long before anyone had heard of them or Martha Stewart), so they are close to my heart. Good natured, lovable and loving clowns of the dog world.

Not a Tom Hanks fan, however.

_________________
Stop saying "How stupid can you get?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:13 am 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:23 pm
Posts: 198
First name: Brad
Last Name: Hall
City: Windsor
State: Ca.
Zip/Postal Code: 95492
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Chris Pile wrote:
Quote:
This is Gatsby, our French Bulldog.


Ah, a Frenchie. I was raised with Frenchies in the house (long before anyone had heard of them or Martha Stewart), so they are close to my heart. Good natured, lovable and loving clowns of the dog world.

Not a Tom Hanks fan, however.



Eli doing quality control on a banjuke i re-skinned for a friend. He seemed real interested in the animal skin for some reason.
Attachment:
IMG_1411.JPG



Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:04 am 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:06 pm
Posts: 2218
Location: Magnolia DE
First name: Brian
Last Name: Howard
City: Magnolia
State: Delaware
Zip/Postal Code: 19962
Country: United States
Focus: Repair
Status: Professional
Edgar is my current supervisor. His older brother is semi retired and Miss Simone or official customer relations cat passed away last year.
Attachment:
20170615_111345.jpg


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Brian

You never know what you are capable of until you actually try.



http://www.brianhowardguitars.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Howard-G ... 3702413493
http://howardguitars.blogspot.com/



These users thanked the author B. Howard for the post: jack (Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:06 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:41 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa

Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:33 am
Posts: 970
First name: Willard
Last Name: Guthrie
City: Cumberland
State: Maryland 21502
Zip/Postal Code: 21502
Country: United State
Focus: Repair
Status: Semi-pro
I found a mummified mouse in one of the old pasteboard cases in the back storage room...does that count? But seriously, I have been lobbying for a shop cat (I live with two, but neither travels well) to address the usual migration of field mice from field to shop in the fall.

_________________
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
― Neil Gaiman



These users thanked the author Woodie G for the post: BradHall (Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:00 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:08 am 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:06 pm
Posts: 131
First name: Howard
Last Name: Wilson
State: Virginia
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Woodie, perhaps you shouldn't limit your search to a cat. I had a black snake who would try to sneak in each Fall.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:46 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Fri May 09, 2008 2:25 pm
Posts: 1765
First name: George
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Angus says "Hi."

Image

_________________
George :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:47 am 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood

Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 10:44 am
Posts: 3648
Here's my little apprentice Koa helping me set up for a photo shoot. She's since passed and is greatly missed. My shop is now a seperate building and so my other apprentice doesn't come to help any more. But I've thought about carrying her in once in a while. Indoor cats only.

A couple weeks ago I was walking out to my shop and felt a presence. Some neighborhood cat I'd never seen before just followed me right in and made herself at home purring and rubbing herself all over everything. She was so friendly. Have not seen her since.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:47 am 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:00 am
Posts: 363
First name: Rusty
This is Rusty. He is shop foreman, union steward, head of safety compliance and quality control.Image


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



These users thanked the author RustySP for the post: jack (Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:07 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:53 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:59 pm
Posts: 250
First name: Ken
Last Name: Lewis
City: Mt. Pearl
State: NL
Country: Canada
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Looks like he's gonna reject that neck. He has that look in his eye:))


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:17 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:52 pm
Posts: 1012
First name: Don
Last Name: Parker
City: Charleston
State: West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code: 25314
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Oh, I think that look says:

"He's put me on the bench, tied a bandana around my neck, and put safety glasses on me AGAIN. I guess I'll just have to rub my junk all over his pillow."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:27 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Sun May 19, 2013 10:22 am
Posts: 544
First name: Brian
Last Name: McDonald
City: Okanagan Centre
State: British Columbia
Zip/Postal Code: V4V2H6
Country: Canada
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Not really much help in the shop, more like security. No one gets in without proper ID.

B


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
My memory is so good, sometimes I remember things that never happened.



These users thanked the author Bri for the post: jack (Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:08 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:48 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:21 am
Posts: 1338
First name: Brad
Last Name: Combs
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
This is Fisher. He’s a world class beggar and a worthy shop assistant..... if your goal is to trip over something.

Image


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
"Is this the one where I trot downfield and act like I'm lost ?" - Billy Bob


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:02 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:13 am
Posts: 353
First name: Tim
Last Name: Allen
City: San Francisco
Country: United States
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
The first picture shows Ripley the Labradoodle. She was my shop helper and pal for 13 years. After she passed away (peacefully and painlessly) in January of 2017, my spouse and I couldn't think of getting another dog for a while. In August we got Hendrix the Poodle pup (about 4 months old in the photo). He was helping me take a picture of a new build by scampering around. He's getting steadier and calmer as he grows up. Of course he won't replace Ripley, but he's making his own place in our hearts.
Attachment:
RIpley with guitar.JPG

Attachment:
Hendrix the dog with guitar.jpg


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Tim Allen
"Never hurry, never rest."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shop helper...
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:10 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:15 pm
Posts: 1615
First name: Joey
Last Name: Holliday
City: Pamplin
State: Virginia
Zip/Postal Code: 23958
Country: United States
Focus: Build
Status: Semi-pro
this is Bear- his tail is a weapon of mass destruction.

Image


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: GHatcher, mountain whimsy, phavriluk and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com