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  1. At this point my biggest question is whether you (Don) know what a good violin sounds like. Not saying I do, but whether you do? From your recorded and posted "opus" so far, they tend to my year toward "fast", "loud", and "dryish" in tendency...
  2. I only counted seven tracks... but #3 of all of them was my favorite... less dry on the bottom.
  3. http://journal.sjdm.org/15/15923a/jdm15923a.pdf
  4. Canada's east coast has lots of interesting town/village names... "Dildo" Newfoundland "Crapaud" Prince Edward Island. Imagine... Fecit Crapaud 2015
  5. Do you get cranky with holocaust denial, pushback, or just the whole icky thing? There are days when we get out of bed and have to stand for something? "This is a violin oasis" is well and good, till it isn't.
  6. A sanding disk plate on a table saw also makes short work of this step. Looking down on the sweep of the arc one can quickly and by eye get it done...
  7. I take it Nathan is suggesting that purposeful confident work can be both neat and exciting. Lingering fussiness blurs character.
  8. "...The poster (p.i.) child for this is National Geographic (gotten a good map from them lately?), compare a 1950's issue with a current one and see what I mean..." Yes. As I recall, there were a lot more articles on African tribes back then...
  9. You don't look old! You look like Santa! Timeless, can we say???
  10. Pffft! In North America, we man sit. http://www.bustle.com/articles/34279-why-do-guys-spread-their-legs-when-sitting-on-the-subway-my-weekend-of-sitting-like
  11. I bet that's right. And a jigsaw, yellow glue and varathane,
  12. "My husband might not want photos of his "shop" floating around but it is a 6' x 6' area with a 7' ceiling,..." That's pretty cozy! Does the door by any chance have bars?
  13. "Well, you know what happens when you bend a piece of wood; you squize out some air, therefore there is less left in the wood to resonate! In my limited experience it is the air in the reeds and the structure of their walls that give the spruce/fir tonewood the resonance." But as the compressed cells become smaller on one side of the bent piece, aren't the cells on the other side getting stretched and bigger, cancelling out the effect?
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