July Meeting: (2nd Monday)
Date: Monday, July 9, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Jim Connolly’s Piano Kitchen
430 Rose Ave., Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Chapter met on June 11 to elect new officers! Our chapter President is now Charles Hudson, and Vice President is Benjamin Sanchez. Gary Hammond will continue as Treasurer, and Evan Austin will continue as Secretary.

Our technical segment included discussions of various things to be wary of and strategies for replacing agraffes, what makes tuning pins especially tight and various methods of making tuning easier on ourselves, and ways/when to remind customers of appointments.

The program was a general discussion of strategies for setting up a physical workshop, and included such topics as labeling things, alphabetizing, grouping like tools/parts, metal shelving with magnets for holding tools, dust collection systems, always erring toward greater efficiency, knowing what's appropriate/legal/etc for the kinds of jobs or work you do and setting up a shop to support that, and making relationships with outside trades or services you cannot or do not do in your workspace.

In July we will meet at Jim Connolly's Piano Kitchen for a program using a microscope to explore string movement (or not) at various locations.