A VISIT WITH DAN ERLEWINE
Recently Dan Erlewine, master repairman and guru of all things wonderful about guitar repair, came to Minnesota for a visit. His main purpose was to do some teaching at the Guitar Repair/Building class at the Red Wing Minnesota VoTech school. (Ron, in addition to running my shop, is on their board of directors.) On his last day in Minnesota, Dan came up to Minneapolis to visit our shop and to visit Jim Olson's shop. All of the students from Red Wing came along for the educational (!!) aspects of the trip (i.e. a day off from school). Of course I got out my trusty digital camera and recorded the event.
Here Dan is looking at one of the guitars in our shop. This one has a severely tinned top due to many repairs in the past.
Here Jim is begining his lecture to the students from Red Wing (and Dan and I).
Here Jim is demonstrating his new jig for routing binding grooves on the back of his guitars.
Jim's sanding area.
Jim made this buffing setup. Perhaps the neatest part of it is that it uses a variable speed motor, which gives complete control of the buffing process.
Jim explains some of his specialized molds.
Jim and Dan are discussing something important - I just don't remember what.
Jim demonstrated his FADAL by having it make a peghead out of a piece of plywood.
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Minneapolis, MN. 55404