This time of year I always start thinking about what I'm going to do for presents for the holidays.  The kids are hard because they just want V-Bucks or Steam Anchor gift cards.  Mom's tough because she has everything she wants.  More "stuff" she does not need.

That's where custom gifts come into play.  But there's only so much I can do with my limited tools and brain power.

Enter Sound Foundation!

Laser engravers are an incredibly useful tool that can help you achieve more detailed work with ease, and open up a whole new world of things to do with your work. If you’re looking to get into this kind of equipment, but aren’t sure where to start, then Sound Foundation has exactly what you're looking for.

Laser engravers are a bit expensive so adding this piece of equipment to your business or just for a fun gift is probably out of the question.

Learn to use a Laser Engraver! Whether you are signing your work, or making signs, this is a machine that will make your life simpler, and open yourself up to more unique items. Personalize gifts, put your logo on your work, add that little extra to your pieces with ease. Taking this course will teach you the software to be able to come and rent our engraver. The class is $125 and about 3 hours. Bring something you want your logo on, or something engraved, that's included. DM us to sign up.


Sound Foundations Laser Engraving session is this Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 10 AM – 1 PM and Sunday, November 14th too.

Once you go through this class there's no charge for computer programming time and the use of the engraver is $50 an hour.

Sound Foundations Woodworking Academy is located at 1130 15th Ave CT West, Milan, IL



Everyone is rejoicing that the McRib is back! You can hear the chanting from down the block. Everyone is washing their hands a little bit more due to the bbq sauce residue and it's wonderful.

All is right with the world.

But it isn't always like this. The McRib will leave soon and we'll have to settle for a McChicken or a Double Quarter Pounder like a peasant. Life isn't fair. We know this.

However, my cousin Steve has figured out a way to beat the system.

He's gotten his hands dirty and experimented so we don't have to. He has perfected the DIY McRib!

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.

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