Got a great email from Tony Hall yesterday, telling me about his dad who built musical instruments from matchsticks. Begun as a way to pass the time aboard ship, Jack went on to build some of the most beautiful and playable instruments that ever were. For the full story, you can check out Tony's tribute to his dad here and be sure and watch this short documentary (including Glen Campbell!!) here. Tony, thanks for sharing. Your dad was a true craftsman!
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Paul Overton is a prolific blogger, maker, writer, and ukulele player living in Hardwick, MA with three dogs, his closest co-conspirator, and a lawn that makes his octogenarian neighbors want to call the authorities. He delights in the unusual and can often be found in his tiny studio, whipping up some sort of self-indulgent nonsense for his own amusement.
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DudeCraft represents a different kind of tribe in the world of making things, intentionally blurring the lines between, art, craft, engineering, and the good old “Can Do” spirit. Makers of all stripes are welcome here and are encouraged to join the conversation, no matter what their enthusiasms. Guys who knit, girls who weld, it’s all the same on DudeCraft. We are people who make cool stuff, have an urge to share it, and don’t mind explaining how we did it, so that other folks can benefit from our experience.