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  1. Jeff Jetson

    But it's my favorite maker.......

    I think it will sell for a bit over 100k.
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    Flatening a plane

    I have bought almost all of my planes from garage sales or antique stores for very little money but they did take a huge amount of time to get working as intended. I have flattened all of my planes on a piece of glass with various grades of silicon wet dry paper for the metal planes and garnet paper for the wood ones. It takes a lot of elbow grease to do this as well as the back of the cutting blade but the results are worth it to me although it is much more convenient to order a Lie Nielsen for instant gratification.
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    Instrument varnished with my product

    Rich looking varnish!
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    Where is pahdah_hound?

    A couple of months ago someone on Violinist .c9m was looking for info on a violin and was recommended that they post pics on this site. Lynon chimed in there was only one or two knowledgeable people there and the rest were a bunch of yahoos and he went on to disparage one of our female luthiers here. I suppose every one of us is entitled to our opinion but when someone starts bad mouthing others they lose all of my respect.
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    Skunk in Workshop

    I was practicing my violin before work one morning and and a bat flew around my head and I was frightened for a moment until I realized what it was. I managed to confine him in the bathroom and then the shower and finally in a pail where I put him back outside where he was panting heavy from his ordeal. I had skunks living under my porch for many years and I only knew it because in the fresh snow I would see their tracks to the compost pile and back.
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    Warchal 'Timbre' Strings

    I would like to try these strings but have read on the other violin site that only local dealers would be allowed to carry them and I have not seen them for sale yet.
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    Samuel Zygmuntowicz Violin

    I think some people are fortunate enough to possess a lot of money but sometimes lack the prudence for spending it wisely, especially for a violin outfit. At least this member apparently shows some caution with his spending by asking the best makers and repairers in the world for their advice.
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    Varnish Crackle Question

    I also like this finish as it is.
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    A great picture from the garden!
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    "DEFT". What's it?

    I have used a lot of Deft lacquer and it does give great results with a brush on small areas. I don't mind the smell of oils and turpentine but the smell of lacquer sets off the inner alarm that it is toxic stuff to be working around.
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    The Blazing and Amazing...Mark O' Connor

    I have never cared for the sound that Mark O'Connor has. And this is not just a dislike of a few clips but all of them. Even listening to him playing his own violin concerto I feel the sound is artificial compared to say Hilary Hahn and I speculate that the microphone attached to lower bass side of the violin causes this. Vassar Clements is another player that I never cared much for because of his tone.
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    Edward Kinney, Springfiels, Mass 1908

    That is quite interesting to see, thanks for posting these pictures!
  13. Jeff Jetson

    How do you keep your powders and liquids readily at hand?

    Nice idea and thanks for sharing!
  14. Jeff Jetson

    Did MN just disappear for a couple of days?

    The usual Maestronet disappeared for me for about six hours but at night it was back. The short disappearance and not being able to read the message board made me realize how much I enjoy this site.