Dean_Lapinel

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  1. Thanks for the comments and the interest everyone! The whole lot is sold now. I don't know if the thread should be deleted or left alone.
  2. I am sorry everyone. This isn't going to work in this manner. I'm going to withdraw everything for now while I try and figure out a smoother process ...if one exists. Thanks for you offers, questions and support. Dean
  3. This is difficult and perhaps one of you who remembers me can PM some advice. I always bought the best tonewoods (now quite aged), best tools and the book collection speaks for itself and the accessories (4 tail pieces and peg sets that were not pictured) are not the low end stuff. I was willing to take a low price for the whole lot and I do have an offer. I haven't shown pics of the tonewoods yet but I'm getting requests for 2-3 items not lots such as all books, all tonewood, all tools. The problem is that I wish I could accommodate those that I have known for so many years and I still may but then it hurts the chances of selling the rest more rapidly. So let me first start by taking offers for the whole lot only. If there is no additional interest beyond the current offers I'll take offers for the book lot , the tool lot the tonewood/accessory lot etc... If that doesn't work out then I'll take care of those I already know and figure it out later. Dean
  4. Also about 5 tons of laminated Strad posters and the Croen (sp?) purfling tool.
  5. Tomorrow I'll take pics of the one piece European maple backs (some 2 piece but all gorgeous) that have been seasoned over 15 years, the split spruce (also excellent) and the clamps. I don't want to sell single books but I would consider breaking it up into lots.
  6. Sorry... Hello to all you good folk. I miss this forum and violin making. I still follow many of you on Instagram, FB. Also, I need to change the photo. I'm much older looking for some odd reason. Dean
  7. I need to sell everything but I don't know how to approach this. I don't want to sell piece by piece but would consider parcels such as books or tools or wood. I'm just starting this so PM for discussions on pricing. I live in Boise, Idaho
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Wow, I only look extinguished after I've been fired. Must try the peroxide! Well, You're getting the Einstein look relatively fast.
  13. 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.
  14. I started when I was forced to enter the field by a bunch of Roger Hargrave EX-groupies...
  15. Jeesh, I'm away for just a short bit and David's hair is as gray as mine. How the heck did that happen??