"Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made Thee glad." Psalm 45: 8

Friday, January 25, 2013

Shop Progress

It's funny what holidays and rainstorms can do to one's time table. Outside work has been quite difficult to coordinate this winter. But we finally caught a few days of good weather, and resumed work on our new shop. Juan Mendez and his speedy crew came out to start form work on Wednesday. Here he is, laying out the east wall:

And next, his crew is laying out the NE corner. The gentleman on the left is "T.I.", and an impressive worker. More on him in a minute. But you can see under that form board that our winter rains have caused some erosion of fill dirt. That's ok...here in Texas we don't complain about rainy days!

Back to T.I.-- here he is, making stakes with nary a pencil line to guide, just his eye, skill and steady hands. When he gets tired of concrete work, maybe he'd like to help us at Kinnaird Guitars? He'd be great to have around:

And before the day was done, the place was looking like this:

It is always a blessing having help like this. Thanks guys!

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