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  1. And...wise words by you also. You admirably found a niche and worked hard at proper marketing. I myself was on a good path but I stuttered after the explosion of cheaply made instruments that cost a fraction of what my materials cost me. I do enjoy watching my friends succeed in a difficult market. Hand made tools, antique & hand made furniture as well as antique clocks have all taken a big hit in the recent years. We need the next cycle of nostalgia and appreciation for artistry and excellent craftsmanship to swing back.
  2. Hi Craig, Always good to hear you on the phone or see your writing. I almost gave up making and still might. The market is tough in my area and I've had trouble balancing my varied interests. Tough to simply stop creating instruments when the passion and the knowledge from years of intense study and research is still there.
  3. It' has been awhile since I have visited Maestronet. It's oddly comforting that my quote reply button still doesn't work. Anyway- Craig- Nice opening post. Michael- Like your quote "Don't confuse me with facts. My mind is made up.". It ties into one of my favorites "You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." I think that awareness of cognitive dissonance AND awareness of critical thinking (common sense/logical thinking and evaluation)are attributes that have become quite rare in our society.
  4. Looking forward to seeing the web page when it is completed. It is a pretty special and admirable endeavor you and your nephew have taken on. Dean Lapinel Incidentally, referring to a note above my name is dean. Dave or David Lapinel is my younger and more intelligent and talented brother.
  5. Wow, I only look extinguished after I've been fired. Must try the peroxide! Well, You're getting the Einstein look relatively fast.
  6. Hi Craig! Yes, the groupies are current but...they only followed me for one day. Presently they are hounding a some long bearded duck call maker.
  7. I started when I was forced to enter the field by a bunch of Roger Hargrave EX-groupies...
  8. Jeesh, I'm away for just a short bit and David's hair is as gray as mine. How the heck did that happen??
  9. In response to post #251...Urine is always sterile (no bacteria) unless there is an ongoing infection in the "donor" Sorry for going back so far but this thread is new to me.
  10. Yes. Every scientist when you consider explanations within quantum physics and, generally the behavior of the Universe. Newtonian gravity has not yet been merged with quantum gravity yet therefore it is not a fact. this is leading in the wrong direction though. I don't have time to discuss this anymore so please don't consider my absence from this conversation as rudeness.
  11. Umm...incorrect . Newton's law's that have anything to do with gravity are incorrect off world (see quantum physics). Genetic theory is still in flux, evolution has a nice skip and jump for facts but, it is still a theory and sensory perception (how the brain works) is still a new science. Ultimately there is no hard science on the quality of sound in violin making. There will never be a true science with regards to sound since the human factor of sensory perception and translation of quality cannot be 'boxed". Incidentally, I am a scientist by training (Medical field) and we still know so little about disease and care. If you wish to discuss this with me let's do it privately. let's not bore the other members with a replay of this quite old argument. Regards, Dean
  12. This is a biased statement with no foundation. Even in higher levels of well studied science, the perception of "hard evidence" changes with time.
  13. Yes, help from Ethan or any Guad expert would be nice. I was taken by this scroll's look, especially noting that the most narrow point was so low and far from tradition looks great (at least in my opinion).
  14. It was near the bottom of the reminder mailing. I'll post a link here since it is "educational" and certainly doesn't hurt Tarisio since it promotes their sale: