Just a quick note. Thank you to everyone who has been reading, writing and encouraging me during this first year in the new shop. Special thanks to the owners of the first instrument commissions—I owe my rekindled enthusiasm for building to your stubborn insistence that I should do what I love. The snowball has started rolling down the hill, and I'm just trying to hold on!
You may have noticed the NEWSLETTER signup fields in the left hand column. Because the blog is primarily where I write about the design and building process, there's a lot of stuff that gets left out. The newsletter is designed to capture the goings-on that aren't covered in the blog, so you'll definitely want to sign up.
Also, thanks to Kris Z who has forced me at gunpoint to interact on Facebook and Twitter (yeah, even I can't believe it) and is now spearheading the newsletter for me. He's pushing to make T-shirts and hats available, and I told him if we reach 10,000 fans on FACEBOOK I'd consider it. We're at something like 8200 so there's a good chance this will happen soon. I actually need a new hat because my Oakley endorsement ended, so maybe you'll "like" me on FB and I'll get a Dantzig hat. That would be cool.
Again, thanks for your support and interest in my work.