Matt Leaverton

Software and Electronics.

Currently Senior Software Engineer at Glowforge

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GAL Conference 2023

This past weekend I attended the Guild of American Luthiers Convention 2023 in Tacoma, WA and had a phenomenal time.

GAL 2023 Group Picture

Highlights include:

  • Meeting and sharing meals with Mark French (here and here)
  • Conversations with Charlie Price about guitars and CNC and space
  • Mike Doolin's excellent presentation on CNC touch probes and fixturing for guitars
  • James Condino's presentation on vacuum lamination
  • Barry Grzebik's keynote on designing guitars with intention
  • James Buckland's talk on proportional guitar design with early hand tools
  • Everyone finding the same humor in woodworking jokes
  • Everyone friendly and full of information
  • Beautiful weather and a place to stay with view of the water
  • Lots of sushi and curry