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Kirk Withrow, a surgeon and cigar box guitar maker, imparts a good deal of maker wisdom in this lovely CNN profile.

“I absolutely don’t want to make them to support myself. Once you switch from making something because you feel like it to doing it because you have to it takes away from it,” he said. “My main goal is to make them so they play very well. It’s more about the process of doing it. I learn something new every time so I’m constantly reinventing.”

Surgeon’s hobby creating cigar box guitars (Thanks, Pesco!)

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.


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