Fantastic model jp........
Hey thanks D! Labor of love...anyway, balsa is cheaper than spruce and fits my budget better right now!
Fantastic model jp........
Sometimes - late at night..... when the wind whips through the trees........ and the moon shines bright in my
face......... I think deep thoughts.......... and my head hurts.
Much appreciated Rod. Couldn't have done it without the meticulous work you put into the plans! Getting your help was the best thing I've done yet. Yes that's right...I'm unabashedly plugging his work! Nothing short of fabulous!
It is one thing to build your home studio for yourself. but then you need to think about are you going to earn any money off it? there are tonnes of studios so how are you going to market? Are you going to get a web designer to make you a website and then use the internet to promote the studio? are you going to use a flyer? newspaper adds? All i am saying is that when you are building a studio, dont let the equipment be the only thing you think about. there is sooo much more to it than that and anybody who ignores that will not last in the music industry.
LOL....... there aren't a ton of a studios where jp is located.......... in fact he's going to be pretty much it in that area....... and will be capturing the flow from a nearby university......
Now - if we were concerned about competing with moose, bear, perhaps mountain lions - then he would probably have his hands full.......
Right you are Rod! LOL! Thanks for the support!
Actually it has been a challenge having to turn down many requests...The word is out and even though I've told folks it will be years from now, I've given in to some small projects. In all fairness to RecordingGod, he makes good points to those uninformed. On the other hand, I am WELL informed! My family and I have been in the music business in one form or another all our lives and i am painfully aware of how hard it is to make one's love for music a career that pays the bills.
I have and continue to pay my dues and my studio will be my reward. Further, I will be giving back to others by making my space, time and experience available to the youth of my community (give away...non-profit) that have tremendous talent and few opportunities to get anywhere with it other than scoring and dealing chemicals and other dubious pass-times. My space will be chem free to both non-profit as well as commercial projects.
I get what it takes to make money and have and continue to run a few sucessful businesses in my time. When this studio is completed I will only care about enough money to maintain my creative ventures and pay the operating expenses. Yes it will be a luxory and I'm earning it the hard way. I am fortunate that there is literally no competion for hundreds of miles around, including Canada. My rates will be reasonable and the ambience of my setting is hard to beat. As long as the moose, bear and occasional Lynx don't up their game, I think I'll do just fine thanks.:smile:
time to butcher wood.JPGready for plates.JPGcr plates done.JPG1st corner up! Thanks Grif!.JPG
most of the lumber grid all laid out CR plates down 1st corner up! Yeah!!Thanks Grif!
Time for an update! I wasn't going to start putting walls up until winter but my son had some time and needed some cash sooooooo...push on the lumber mill and voila! CR plates down and the first 2 corners are up!!!OMG it's really gonna happen I think!
Here's some pix...more updates in the near future!
Can't wait to see more progress!!!
As Paul Woodlock encouraged me, I'll encourage you to do the same. Make takin' pix at the first of the day or at the end of the day and a journal entry, just part or your routine. After awhile, it won't be a chore, but a nice wind down or wind up to the day's progress.
One thing I might encourage doing with your plates, is going ahead and caulking the the edges at the floor now... before the studs get in your way.
Lookin' good and enjoy your wood pile! I'm lookin' forward to watchin' it all come together!!!!
This is fantastic jp....... congrats......
Thanks guys...much appreciated!
I like your idea about pix Max. I sometimes feel like it might be overkill or boring but I know how much I loved inspecting every shot you shared so I'll give it a try.
About caulking the plates...I believe I asked Rod about that detail and his response was that the backer rod and caulking at the floor-ceiling lines and corners on the last layer of sheet rock was all that was needed.
Soooo...now I'm not so sure...and you're right for sure Max, if needed I should do it before I put up any more studs...
Rod, could you chime in here???