The Fernandes Project

13 Aug

 

017I know it’s a gamble stripping down a guitar with the sole intent of staining, and not painting… As we all know, when the chips are down on the assembly line; “Ugly Guitars Get Paint”. But, I figured if it was too ugly Well,there’s always … more paint.

In my humble opinion there are WAY too many black guitars out there, at least, in the Stratocaster style. Although, I wouldn’t likely change the color of a nice vintage Strat, or, Tele, regardless of the color. There are certainly a few Tele Custom, and Deluxe models I’ve played out there that still look good in black. But, when it came to the Fergy, nothing has ever been cut and dried black and white. 100_2166

She’s been with me some time, and plays as good as she sounds… just didn’t have the same sex appeal to me in the looks department, so, I visited the old strip club…100_2160
She was a tough one to break though. I had to use all three trusted methods      (Chemical Solvent, Heat Gun, & Sand Paper) to cut through all the poly plastic, and paint before it was over.. and it’s actually not over yet, as I still have to dress her in clear coat. And rewire, and mount the hardware, pickups and chrome of course. 100_2161

Luckily, underneath all that aged polymer ( in my opinion) was some pretty descent wood grain. 100_2168

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100_2170I’m not settled on the pick guard yet either, but, had one I’d tried to paint up a while back; or actually tried to copper relic, ( which I learned doesn’t work so well on flat objects) But, who knows…100_2167
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I’ll be replacing the POT knobs with a more antiqued, or, bronzed looking ones most likely, and I need to make some type of input jack grommet, But other than that … she’s about done.

1 of 5 Gitmo Taliban Released by Obama Spotted in Texas

4 Aug

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Surprise Surprise… No wait, I want you to see my shocked face…

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Originally posted on a12iggymom's Blog:

August 4, 2014

Agenda 21 Radio Sources have confirmed to Agenda 21 Radio that one of the 5 Gitmo Taliban released by President Obama in the Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal prisoner exchange in June has now resurfaced in Texas. According to sources the report of one of the released Taliban came as a result of facial recognition security cameras used at a large shopping mall. The yet unidentified (by name)Taliban was seen in a shopping mall apparently ‘scoping’ the mall. The source stated the pourus border in Texas was cited for the apprent return of the Taliban ex-prisoner.

The Long War Journal has a profile on each of these terrorist and it reads like a list of reasons why none of these individuals should ever be allowed to walk free(in any society).

Mohammad Nabi Omari Mohammad Nabi Omari, senior Taliban leader who served multiple roles

Mohammad Nabi Omari
Mohammad Nabi Omari, senior Taliban leader who served multiple roles

Abdul Haq Wasiq, a former Taliban…

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Pizza Pizza – Its What’s For Dinner

3 Aug

I was famished when I threw this one together, so, its by far not the best looking, or, tasting pizza I’ve ever made for sure – but, its quick and easy to make, as both my pizza dough, and sauce recipes reveal. I didn’t make my sauce this time though, as I picked up a ready-made jar at the market: (Wal-Mart’s Great Value ) earlier. (a brand I now “Strongly” suggest “NOT” to use. Toppings are a personal preference, or, in my case what one has on hand. I used peppers, onions, ground beef, pepperoni, salami, and a Mexican blended cheese for this one. Use own recipe, and topping choices-but:  Pizza Pizza!   
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Pizza Dough: = 1 cup bread flour, & 1 cup all-purpose flour: (APF)
1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 package dry yeast: ( or 2 and 1/4 teaspoons )
1/3 cup hot tap water (no more than 110 degrees Fahrenheit)
(I added thyme, garlic powder, and fennel seeds to this particular dough, also optional of course)
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( One method of making the dough is to add yeast to water and oil first, lightly stirring till milky before adding dry ingredients.) Otherwise:= Combine flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a bowl and mix well. Slowly add water and olive oil while folding. Gently knead into a ball, (if too sticky add more flour a teaspoon full at a time/if too dry, add a little olive oil)… cover in a lightly oiled bowl and let sit in a warm area of the kitchen for at least one hour. Ball should double in size… roll out on lightly floured paper, or board, and, or just press out on a lightly oiled pizza pan.
As I stated earlier.. I was hungry… so unfortunately, I DIDN’T let this one sit to proof long enough) It was still good to me though.
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Just as with the dough, one can get creative with ingredients with the sauce, and of course if you use canned tomato sauce, the more you simmer it the more the flavor comes out.. but for a quick, fresher version… this doesn’t have to be pre-cooked.
(optional) 1 can (14 oz., or 1 3/4 cups) chopped or diced tomatoes (including juices) - ( Or,  1- 14 ounce can of tomato sauce simmered in pizza sauce.)
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
salt to taste ( optional)
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar ( optional)
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Sriracha and red pepper flakes, with graded Parmesan Cheese on finished product is also optional… but delicious.

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Fender Squier Special Run Telecaster (Nashville Cats)

19 Jul

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12 Feb

“Waccamaw Snake”

29 Jan

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“Croatan Hawk”

22 Jan

Inspired by the first ( documented ) European child born on American Soil ─ Virginia Dare, and the Croatan Indians:  

    “Coharie Slough”
From times of Colonial script ─ troubles, and Indian lore ▒ A people then called “driftwood ,” along southern swamps and shores.
Strong enough to fight when pushed─ brave enough to stand.  Smart enough to live in peace─for a piece of what was once their land.
They fought one side or the other, in every “New World” war─ vested forthwith, the only gift ─ black-water, and the gift to drift no more.
Stories are endless, and many.  Archives misconstrued… But between the lines of Carolina pines, The Croatan  still stand true.

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Originally, the Croatan inhabited the present day Island of Hatteras,─ part of the North Carolina Outer-Bank ─ formerly known as Croatoan. More  written on the Croatan Tribe, and Virginia Dare, of the lost colony here: ─ Colony Lost From the Start       

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