That got me curious. I know this has nothing to do with cigar box fiddles but I love Google maps. You guys live about 17 hours away from each other by car. LOL
Sometimes the world seems like a small place and sometimes it seems gigantic.
How long does it take you to drive to Seattle mgn?
I live in Missouri and I drove my daughter to Bend, OR. We stopped in Cheyenne, WY to visit my son and his wife. I drove straight to Bend in one shot from Cheyenne. Just over 1100 miles. I do not recommend this. I was very sleepy. We had a great time though, the scenery was fantastic. I even stopped to pick some sage to bring home. My hands smelled like sage for three days! Yes I washed them.
Wow, impressive!! I crochet and knit, was going to learn how to weave, but with a 5-year old and working fulltime, timewise, it's impossible.
I also knit (my wrists won't let me crochet) and design knitting patterns, spin, raise angora rabbits, sew, quilt, work on boats (I loathe and despise sanding!) garden and the list goes on and on. I guess you could say that I have a short attention span...What?
Crazy! I knit and spin yarn too! It is hard to find time for everything, isn't it.
And Cat, That Oregon coast...The big cliffs, big waves and scary bridges around the edges of the coast. It's a beautiful area. If you like fish just follow the streams and get yourself a rainbow trout ;-0.
I drive from OC. California to Seattle 3 or 4 times a year. We always take a break in Oregon.
The OH loves salmon and we have a friend who loves to fish, so we get salmon from time to time. No one who fishes will share his trout, though! M. can't bear to kill anything (he grew up in a hunting/fishing family and says he's had enough killing) so we don't fish ourselves.
Cat, I grew up in Minnesota we all eat meat and hunt n fish there. I do have names for all of my fish in my aquarium, in my living room though And my two cats are my best friends...
Fiddlerman: It's a long drive from Orange County, California to Seattle, WA. I think it's about 1,200 miles. I can get there within the day taking turns with my wife driving and sticking to the main highways. But we've gotten a little lazy and like the Pacific Coast Highway scenic route. We make it to Oregon then do an overnight at a bed n breakfast and make it to Seattle the next day (or two). A couple times it took us a week or more. Stopping at Big Sur (beautiful cabins looking over rugged coast cliffs to the ocean) Then stop in Monterey for a night, then stop in San Francisco for a night, then stop in wine country for a night, then stop in Oregon for a bed n breakfast then Seattle. I have done many road trips across the US with band touring or just traveling with my wife and the most beautiful road trips are along the pacific coast highway. I've been everywhere except New York. I got to go there but will hop a plane I think.
I think this all ties into the cigar box fiddle...Loving life and experiencing (or experimenting) new things...
Aside from violin, I basically just make friendship bracelets, write, and sing. I've tried knitting, but it doesn't like me. I dabble in sewing a little bit (but I have a 1950's Singer, so I have to be careful not to break anything LOL). I tried gardening, but I get bored with it... I don't like to wait.
I've got several of those old iron beasts - they are virtually indestructible and parts are still readily available (especially the old black Singers.) They were made to last forever and fixing them up is a snap. Really. I've got an old Pfaff on the table now for re-wiring. Easier than building a violin, that's a fact!
Wow. This thread is making me sound a bit schizophrenic
Roses are red
Violets are blue
And so am I
David Burns said:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
And so am I
LOL! Doing Boat Stuff this weekend, as if I'm not scattered enough already. No fiddling on this camp out, though - going from the wet coast to the high desert would likely not be good for the fiddle.
Being an avid, but largely slowed-down, cigar smoker, I have more than a few cigar boxes laying around. Most, I would say are too thick to make a well-resonating sound box. Only the really cheaply-made cedar boxes and cardboard ones have thin enough walls, in my opinion. The really nice ones were designed to practically be humidors in their own right, and are highly ornate (for a cigar box) and relatively heavy.
I would think for this project, you'd want a box that's made of paper-covered, thin wood. Macanudo boxes come to mind, assuming they're still being made the same way. There are many boutique cigar manufacturers in southern Florida that could probably share some insight into where to find a box with the most desireable qualities.
If only there was somebody we knew in Florida....