OK, not exactly Dead-related equipment, but there IS some cocobolo and quilted maple involved.
I just finished my second dulcimer. The first was for my daughter from a kit, this one was pretty much from scratch. Adirondack spruce top, maple sides, rosewood back, ebony fingerboard. It was a great excuse to get some tools- drill press, band saw, scroll saw, chisels, spokeshaves- and to start to learn to use them.
"Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood." -Epictetus
First show: 8/16/69 (Woodstock)
Last show: 3/19/95 (Unbroken Chain breakout)
Member of the Four-Decade Club
Charter Member, President & CEO of OAD (Order of the Ancient Deadheads)