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Amateur Luthier

Hello all
My real name is Peter. The Rhoots thing is a moniker my grand-kids gave me some years ago and it sort of stuck.

I've been a non-professional woodworker for over 50 years and started to dabble in the art of  lutherie about 5 years ago. I retired in 2020 after 38 years in the aerospace industry as a Mechanical Designer and have since been spending much of my time designing and building stringed instruments.

I play the Ukulele at a novice level and I've been taking Mandolin lessons since 2018. To call myself a musician would be a stretch, but I do have fun with it.

All my instruments are one-off built. I have no production line and I create custom tooling as needed. 

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Welcome Peter!

Martin Sojka, Maker of Craftisian

welcome peter.please post some of your work we'd love to see it. hope you enjoy this great forum.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.