Martin McClean

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  1. Happy St Paddy Day...

    It's a sort of finishing school- attended by high profile figures, such as England coach Eddie Jones.....
  2. Happy St Paddy Day...

    Lord Nelson, Maggie Thatcher, Joseph Hill, Arthur Richardson.....your boys took one hell of a beating
  3. Happy St Paddy Day...

    If Ireland beat England in Twickenham today dinner might even include food. A very happy St. Patrick's Day.
  4. Honed Bliss

    Years ago I flattened the sole of an old Stanley no.4. I tried polishing it with a Japanese water stone...the stone made very little impression on the plane but the bladeless plane did a great job of flattening the stone.
  5. Honed Bliss

    Have you tried aluminium oxide paste on the strop? It's the last word
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    You're hired. The rest can p#*s off.
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    I brought snails to a French restaurant once, but the waiter refused to serve them. Pity, it took us ages to get there.
  8. Selling in a saturated market

    Ask a question about violin marketing and you'll get answers about violin/viola marketing dressed up as answers about violin/viola making. Read between the lines.
  9. Christian Bayon's Bass Bar In the Feb. 18 Strad

    They don't add mass but they mightn't be healthy?
  10. What’s in the box? :-)

    A cat and a hammer?
  11. Interesting violin on eBay.

    It made £2600.00
  12. Interesting violin on eBay.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372172199781 I'd speculate that this will undergo some fairly extensive restoration!
  13. Happy Festivus to All, and a Happy Holiday Season

    And telling your family the various ways they've disappointed you during the year.