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About bmccarthy

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  • Birthday 09/13/1960

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  1. Fritz - Curtin Old vs New test - why I don't trust it

    Not a very nice thing to say to anybody. Reminds me of one of my school teachers when I was a kid who was a bully.
  2. Sanding the ends of the soundpost

    That's a really neat machine!
  3. Humor on Maestronet

    Quick google search for violin jokes came up with these two. They're so bad I find them funny. Q: What is the difference between a violin and a viola? A: A viola burns longer. Q: Why does a viola burn longer than a violin? A: It is usually still in the case.
  4. Stradivari's Secret

    Bet you wouldn't complain if everything you made did though : )
  5. Stradivari's Secret

  6. Stradivari's Secret

    Couldn't agree with you more
  7. Tools That Don't Work So Well And Tools That Do

    The unsung heroes in my workshop are the 9" and 7" quick release Record bench vices I picked up second hand over thirty years ago.
  8. Beautiful old tools

    Oh! I was expecting to see a tredle powered motor in operation
  9. Recognize the photo of this book in the Juliet Barker book?

    Here's one of me looking over your shoulder looking at a picture of Tommy looking at the picture in the book of Juliet looking at the picture in the book
  10. That one tree could best suit one particular violin pattern over another is hard to fathom. Is this something other makers are concious of?
  11. Happy St. Patrick's Day

    The Irish don't have a monopoly on all of this shenanigans. St Patrick is also the patron saint of Nigeria where they also manufacture Guinness. In fact they are the third largest consumers of Guinness on the planet.
  12. How its made. Purfling

    Bruce Carlson give a clear explanation here.
  13. Happy Pi Day

    Hard to know from the photo what size the pie is. Are those cello ff's