Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.


Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.


Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

DIY Guitar Build | The SG Beast

This was my first guitar build which took just over a week. Here's the process that went into the build

  • Covered the fret-board with painter's tape to protect from the finishing work. 
  • Sanded body and neck with 320 grit sandpaper to prep for finishing
  • Applied three coats of Mahogany Satin stain with wet-dry sanding after each coat. I let it dry for 24 hours between coats.
  • Then applied two coats of Tru-oil gun stock oil and buffed the parts after each coat. I let it dry for 24 hours between coats but 6 hours should be enough.
  • Glued the neck onto the body and let the glue cure overnight.
Assembly and wiring
  • Bolt on the volume, tone potentiometers pots and three-way switch to the body.
  • I followed the modern pickup wiring layout as shown in the circuit shown. 
  • The 4 pots need to be grounded together as indicated by the black lines.
  • Attach and solder wires between the three-way switch and pots. Also connect the ground cable from the three-way switch to the ground of the neck pickup volume pot.
  • Run the pickup wires into the main chamber and screw down the pickups. Ensure you place the neck and bridge pickup in their right positions.
  • Solder the pickup connections onto the volume pots as shown.
  • Solder the output jack with the output cable from the three-way switch and the ground cable from the neck pickup tone pot.
  • Solder the capacitors and the wires from the two pickups as shown. That completes the wiring.
  • Install, the scratch plate, back plate, knobs and tuning keys.
  • Put on some strings and you're done