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    Portland, Oregon
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    Golf, fishing, basically anything pertaining to the retirement I'll never have.

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  1. We've got it everwhere. My wife hates it.
  2. What viola is that Bruce? I like the pegs.
  3. Several years back there was a photo of the fittings of the restored Cannone here. I think they were made by someone in Naples. I remember them as being blonde and being sort of baroque looking. It would be Bruce C. that would know the answer to this as David said. My memory is very "Strad-like" since he is not only older than dirt, but actually under the dirt.
  4. I think that my visit was when we met Mark.
  5. I remember visiting and seeing that machine. I think that I have a few unfinished pegs from it that I was given by (Jeffrey?).
  6. Who are you-so wise in the ways of Science?
  7. Replacing busted up collars is 4 times a pain in the ass. Very few pegs are monitarily worth the effort. If all of the collars are in similar condition to the one pictured, I would do the fill routine. I have wooden collets that I have made that have the outer tape rin a match to my lathe head and an inner one reamed out to a peg taper to center the peg. If you have a three jaw chuck you can center the peg shaft at the collar and gum up a needle file to level the fill.
  8. "What is even more weird are the statistics suggesting that smokers have a higher Corona virus survival rate." Life gets plenty wierd when you are old enough to get free bus rides, but not That wierd. Happy B-day.
  9. Miles Gilmer Woods in Portland probably has some. He has a web page. I went boxwood hunting with Eric Fouille in the woods near his house in Southern France. There are still trees out there but they are not huge. Boxwood was used for tooling and many industrial purposes in England and as a result the very large trees are rare. There is an account of a famous travel writer in the early !9th Century noting Large boxwood logs on vessels originating in Salonica. The piece of box from Hill's shop that Bill Watson gave me has Salonica written on it in ink. Unfortunately in modern mass produced fittings boxwood is more of a color of wood than a species citation.
  10. My old Buddy Albert used to soak his in Henessy first.
  11. Trouble is, they are going to have to decide a long way in advance. Many visitors from many different parts of the World with different quarentine requirements. There is also the possibility of virus "aftershocks" to consider.
  12. Define Left. Is it something left of you? Are you the norm? What is nuetral? Who gets to say what is nuetral?. If popular opinion moves one way or the other, does nuetral move also? Do you think that your friends in Alabama are more nuetral than your friends in California? Unquiring minds want to know.
  13. Paranoia: when you go to a football game and you think the players in the huddle are talking about You.
  14. Last year we celebrated out Anniversary in Kauaii and visited a botanical garden there that was growning a stand of Paubrasilia trees for future harvest, along with koa and other tropic species.