I LOVE IMAGINING WHAT'S POSSIBLE AND FIGURING OUT A WAY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Three of my favorite projects are listed below.
SEVEN STRING GUITAR
I've always been into DIY projects, but I wanted to push myself on my most recent build. So instead of spending thousands that I don't have on a custom 7-string guitar, I decided to dive in head first and build one.
Not only was this the biggest project I've ever attempted, but I didn't know how to even begin building a guitar. A month of research later, I was ready to make it happen.
Details matter to me — a lot. The inlay was made from black mother of pearl with a black border to match the hardware. Also, wood was used instead of plastic for the truss rod and control cavity covers for a seamless look.
54 hours of work and I only cut myself once. I'll call that a victory.
WALNUT COFFEE TABLE
Moving to Richmond, VA for the Brandcenter meant a new chapter in my life, but also an empty apartment. I needed a new table, so instead of buying one I figured out how to make it. Plus, it was the perfect excuse to buy a new tool.
This 1967 Estwing hammer was my dad's childhood hammer and was in need of serious repair. I posted this project to the /r/DIY subreddit and in a matter of hours, it went viral — reaching the front page with 24.8k upvotes.
Yes, my five minutes of fame was for fixing a hammer.