Jerry Pasewicz

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  1. Although, the wealth disparity works for the little guy here.....someone in NewYork one can spend a million dollars for 700 sq feet where in central PA that same million dollars buys you a beautiful home and a wonderful standard of living. Let them fight for square feet while we mow our beautiful lawns.
  2. This is the beauty of education, avoiding mistakes because someone else made it before you! Also why we all do not have to smoke 2 packs a day to learn the danger.......although there is always that one guy that insists after smoking 40 years it isn’t an issue.......
  3. How does real estate in Boiling Springs Pennsylvania reflect the wealth gap?
  4. This was a technique that Nathan and I both used at Jacques Francais for many reasons. It is very effective, it can be done quickly with little drama, and looks very good.....as you have mentioned. Another important consideration is that taking the backs off of nice old instruments of all nationalities can be fraught with risk. Old backs can be very fragile and the grain can have a tendency to run when being opened, the heavy flame can also pull out creating a hole to the outside. Now this does not always happen, but it can happen, and almost always with little or no warning. Typically, when a clavette was not the preferred method due to other considerations such as rib shortening or grafts, the back would not be removed for safety sake, but the top would be taken off and the neck block carved away to get at the damaged area. In the past a common patch would run across the damaged area completely giving maximum strength, although then a crown would need to be installed to hide the joint. The type of patch that is being suggested here was also occasionally used, the downside being the strength was compromised due to the bathtub nature of the patch. All of the methods have good aspects and shortcomings, but they are all in the quiver to be used appropriately. The bottom line is ALWAYS how to do the best job possible ...(which ALWAYS means resetting the neck, fill and touch-up..see the reasoning above), and which technique is the safest for the instrument. Backs are rarely removed because there can be problems, and when other methods can be utilized to put the instrument at less risk, than that is the responsible choice.
  5. Jocko was a friend and one of the smartest individuals in the shop.
  6. Having lived there extremely briefly, it is a really creepy, musty old place. The basement is right out of a horror flick and House makes strange noises, not where I would ever stay again.
  7. Yup, we have been here before. The very fact that the neck came out in the first place means there was something wrong with the neck reset. There really isn’t any serious disagreement here, the neck is not longer in...it came out....staying in is important....it needs to be reset. It is pretty foolish to believe that a neck will stay put by just gluing it after it has already come out, especially with the only difference being a patch in the button which has only a fraction of the strength as the wood that broke in the first place. Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I assume you mean something else when you write “no necessity to ‘re-set’” and “only need to glue it back in”, but who knows what goes on in your head. Also, the button will always need to be retouched when it is cracked off. There really isn’t any serious disagreement here either, as you have cracks....because the button “broke” off....so one will need to fill and retouch those cracks. I suppose in theory you never have to do retouch.....if the standard of work is low enough. Some of the other gibberish about “sex up”, “meaningless French work” and “demented” I don’t really know what you are trying to say, but I am sure it makes sense to you on some level. Ultimately, I guess it is up to the person doing the job and the quality of the work they wish to do. I prefer necks stay in when reset, measurements are correct, and cracks are repaired to a professional level of competence. Not meeting these requirements certainly could make the work quicker, but that is not what we do.....of course, that is my decision.
  8. Of course TVB has it right here, this is a pretty textbook situation for a clavette and neck reset. https://indd.adobe.com/view/b2d11313-d418-496b-8e01-c8a6b11e9a02 Click on the lower right of this link and you can download the PDF.
  9. It looks very strange now. A lot of memories in that place....
  10. You certainly are, and we already know they are not liable......
  11. Yes it could, but I would rather him back himself into a corner....
  12. And this is why you always back yourself into these corners and look so foolish, you do not read.
  13. All true. However, this is damage to a stick. We have not seen the silver frog that goes with it, we do not know if it is a Paersold frog, or even if it still has a frog. Saying that the "bow" is worthless is not accurate because we have not seen the frog and button, which by any sane interpretation, could indeed have value. Hence, gathering information before forming an opinion rather than forming an opinion and then calling people names illustrate you put youself in a corner.
  14. Agreed Martin, but why make products that any idiot can make a mess of, especially when they do not do the same job as the original? Selling these as an antidote to responsibly taking care of your instrument and bow invites problems....especially as that claim is inaccurate.
  15. Yup....that is the point Michael, "pretty sure" doesn't fill me with confidence!
  16. Do you know if the same holds true with a soundpost that has ball joints at the ends? So as an "adjuster" without that knowledge, how could you have confidence in yourself, or for that matter, making that statement?
  17. That is pretty accurate. When Peter Oxley taught at Oberlin last year he had a presentation where he showed one similar on a french bow....he used a mill from the tip surface for enforcement, so it looked like an elongated "0" ....endgrain side to side.
  18. Don't you get tired of behaving like this and just calling people names when you back yourself into a corner?
  19. Conor, to clarify, the end grain is at the left (finger side)and right (thumb side), not the top and bottom?
  20. Jacob isn't it best to do research BEFORE you spew worthless opinions? How about just reading?
  21. Yes we can Martin, and being as you cannot feel what you are doing with these things, they simply cannot work like real sounposts, and they can be adjusted by anyone that owns a pencil, a trained person would never use these devices.
  22. Well lucky for you your countrymen will support you regardless of how poor of a business man you are. If this is in fact a "bow" as you describe, "totaled" is just inaccurate....what a surprise that once again you do not know your ass from an eclair....
  23. The basic difference is, the very nature of a screw means you cannot tell how tight it is. And, with these things, as the humidity changes so does the ease of turning the damn screw.......so any hope of getting feedback as one does with a real post is lost...so the feedback is the cracking sound!
  24. Having to change posts because of changes in RH also shows irresponsibility; maintain proper RH and this does not happen! But to answer your question, a real post is put in by a professional who know how to set posts. The very nature of a screw (a simple machine) makes it difficult to judge how tight the post is as you are jacking it up. I referred to Theanandpol as your friend because you have him listed as your friend. Your assertion that he can adjust this post due to RH changes assumes that adjusting this post can respond to humidity changes is the problem, as tension is only one part of what happens with humidity. As these people, or you, adjust tighten these things expecting to get back what was there before the high RH, it will not happen as more things are going on than just tension changes. This basic misunderstanding puts this screw jack inside an instrument with the person tightening and tightening trying to get something that will not happen!
  25. Yes Martin, jack up, it means to lift. That is what you are doing when you adjust the tension for higher humidity that your friend mentioned in his post and you referenced....you are making the post longer...do you not understand the synonym?