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  1. You can't seriously be giving Burgess shit for where he once worked?
  2. Maybe if the bow blank came from the ballast of logs picked up in Brazil for a pirate ship which was captured from Johnny Depp and towed to France, where Tourte was searching the Quays for wood and saw the blood stain on the log from Depp and..... Well you get the picture. BTW Bob Shallock never worked per se in Pt Townsend, but he apprenticed here in Portland with Martin Devillier and was a close associate with Charles, Stephane and all the earlier members of the group. He facilitated Noel's apprenticeship with Charles. We were all Buddies in the Day. Still are. There is still wood around. It helps certainly to be connected. I'm in the process of getting a USFW permit to prove that I owned the wood pre-CITIES declaration, using notarized photos and bills of sale. It will hopefully allow me to sell the wood internationally that reallistically I won't be using. Buyers would much rather have a cut stick than a board so they can feel the stiffness and see the runout. Cutting wood for any instrument out of a board is a blood pressure raiser. You want maximum yeild and little waste but if you cut it too close you can ruin two pieces or more forever.
  3. Wait till you see how long That lasts.
  4. I'll bet he two stcicks were of similar ages. Wood from the same tree varies in place, cut and quality. Workmanship also varies in terms of year, depression, financial pressure, divorce, desease, and the dreaded "human condition". Good cars get flat tires, and despite the chronicelers of individual makers, no two bows by the same maker are alike or equal even if the wood comes from the same tree. .
  5. Ever see him when he was younger? Hell, ever see Me, when I was young.
  6. Artsy Theatre? Are they naked?
  7. Two owners besides me, no industrial use. Pristine. Moving soon and don't have space in the new shop. asking $1,200, worth a lot more. Portland Oregon location.
  8. You pay the book rate shipping. no posters
  9. https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/9f19358d-d81a-4688-bfd0-8fc616e2182d
  10. Maybe the worn bed can tell something about the oil seals. Anyway mine doesn't leak. You could make airplane parts with this. It's overkill for what I do.
  11. You mean Timpken (sp.) bearings? Boyd never mentioned oil leaks and I used this lathe at his shop for several weeks and never noticed thm either. I drove 500 miles to pick up this machie and carry it up a huge hill because it was so beautifully made and pristine. I've got two Atlas lathes with Timken bearings that i use every day and never had this problem. It's nice to see that the Chinese have come so far in their engineering. I must have missed the ascendancy. (I
  12. Long blocks of plum, maple, and wenge or bocate, tulip wood. Pens, knife handles etc. $90 for all. Other pieces of exotics. Call- I might have some. It's moving day. 503 249-1864
  13. Anyone near Portland need a real lathe? 9inch turn, 36inch bed. South Bend machinist lathe. Perfect shape, with lots of chucks and tooling. Once owned by Boyd Poulson and Macy from Macy's dept. store
  14. Show me in my post where I used the word "perfect". I did say "aspiring to perfection" , but I never said anything about being perfect.
  15. Question: When you make a CNC violin, Is the left half identical to the right half, or do you program them to be slightly different? If you do, then aren't you trying to aspire to something hand done and necessarily imperfect. And if so, then isn't the imperfection the perfection that you are aspiring to? Just asking
  16. I think the idea is to make them out of metal so you can heat them up with the Bone/ivory inside and let it all cool to give you a curved piece.
  17. I hope you realized I was complimenting your novelette. I like the thought of some long dead beast, butchered by Stone Age axes and buried for 20,000 years in the tundra, having his remains salvaged and used, honored, and honed, into something of beauty. I like the fact that this precious material is significantly different than the tusks of modern elephants and is used by thoughtful craftsman purposefully as an alternative substance to elephant ivory. I don't like the fact that human regulators are too lazy or too stupid to tell the difference, and posit some non-existent scam to sneak the parts of endangered species into the musical instrument making business by disguising them as something that has been extinct for milliennia.
  18. Wow, Rue, you captured my wife at "the chirps of crickets". Perhaps it's time to think of new horizons. Oh, I could tell you stories -- if only i didn't have all these pegs to make.
  19. Bought a Delta 14" in 1980. Can't imagine life without it. What's a scroll saw? Sometimes I wish that I had bought the extension so that I could resaw more than 6.5 " though.
  20. I really know nothing, but it doesn't look like a Hill bow to me..
  21. Try leaching some alcohol with a dropper down under the slde gently. Gravity may tell you where it is stuck on the rails and won't mess up anything.. If you need heat for some glues, put a small piece of wet cloth where the alcohol didn't exit and put a soldering iron sparingly to the wet cloth producing steam and heat to the area. this is not for the faint at heart and must be done with a conservative hand. Acetone works with cyano but it takes a while to gell the glue and only softens it for a short time before it hardens agian. An old fly fishing trick with a stuck ferrule (no joke) is to push your thumb that is holding your stuck male section with your other thumb that is holding the female section. It sometimes works when nothing else seems to.
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