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  1. So I grew up in Romania, and I have some relatives that were in the forestry department before retiring, and one of them was somewhat involved with the old Gliga's spruce harvesting. There is no easy shipping route from the harvest/processing place to a port. I keep wondering how anyone makes money selling Romanian sourced tonewood in USA. cheers, wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
  2. The hand written receipt from Brian Derber is worth paying full retail. cheers, wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
  3. Just a public service announcement that Kremer has 20% off today, December 6. I have no affiliation with Kremer. https://shop.kremerpigments.com/en/ cheers, Cosmin
  4. Is it same as this, or something else? https://www.ebay.com/itm/About-600-Lbs-of-Violin-Cello-Bass-Bowmaking-Wood/202465656794 cheers, Cosmin
  5. Howdy, From what I have seen with respect to woodworking items, piecemealing will net more money but will also cause more headaches with boxing, shipping, dealing with all sorts of people who want all sorts of sets of items and who have all sorts of changes of heart when the entire set of items they want isn't available any more. I am sorry that you have to let go of the stuff you've collected. My personal advice would be to start with a list of items that are shippable and somewhat high end/boutique/collectible. Those items just need to find their buyer and that can take time. Post
  6. I digress, but I might as well while we all wait for the list of goodies I frequent quite a few forums, I am not sure why I also come here because my plans to start work on an instrument are at least a year away at this time (I was hoping 2019 would be it, but I don't want to lie to myself). But on the other forums closer to what I do now (aquariums, drumming, woodworking, some machinist work), nobody is really a working professional in the field of the forum. It's hobby people who need a way to connect, while professionals are too busy cranking out product to do the online thing. It seem
  7. You guys are taking my post the wrong way. I don't wish anyone be in a position where health dictates liquidation of goods. All I did was admit that I have a general weakness for acquiring tools. I wouldn't rush to cut in front of anyone who actually needed them. The suggestion to list the items in this thread was simply a suggestion to help with the sale, and ironically, a hope that the seller doesn't get screwed on prices in private deals. I didn't make a request for the list to be sent to me alone, I would have sent a private message if that was it. And despite having a sufficiently we
  8. I have more than I need, but always ready to buy more of the stuff that I don't actually need. A public list of goodies and prices will probably be all that it takes to liquidate items. I sincerely hope that your health will eventually improve. cheers, wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
  9. All I can think of: https://alaskawoods.com/product-category/carved-top-instruments/carved-top-instruments-double-bass/ https://www.oldworldtonewood.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=28 Sometimes, Bruce will have some: http://www.radiofreeolga.com/tonewoods/ cheers, Cosmin
  10. I have the Tormek toy and there is an overlap in the leather on the stropping wheel. It may not be everyone's luck, but that's what I got. cheers, wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
  11. OK, which one of you got the bass bows book for $600 + fees? cheers, wm_crash
  12. You would be surprised how fast sandpaper stops cutting metal. It takes lots of sheets to get a sole flat. If you have a friend with a machine shop, have him surface grind the sole for you. Also, the theory that you have to have the blade under tension while you flatten has theoretical merits. In practice, it doesn't really matter. cheers, wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
  13. Hi, I have some Strad posters for sale because I have duplicate copies. I am trying to unload them as a bundle and most probably just turn around and spend the cash at International Violin. If selling as a bundle won't work, I may split them or just make paper airplanes. I would really hate to have to chase down 6 sturdy shipping tubes. Here is the list: Mateo Gofriller "Schneider" cello 1693 Brothers Amati 1592 viola Gasparo da Salo double bass c.1550 Domenico Montagnana 1717 violin Domenico Montagnana "Sleeping Beauty" 1739 Mateo Gofriller violin 1700 The poster
  14. I would personally advise against a Unimat because I have one. Too much play everywhere. For $1000, Craigslist and Lady Luck are your friends. Or maybe you can go with Sai Gao's jigs. If you decide to go against that advise, let me know because I have one that I wouldn't mind selling. Mine comes with a ton of addons and extras. I can tally the items if you think you'd consider. cheers, Cosmin
  15. Not my auction, not my circus, but I am posting this here in case anyone can use it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-Synthetic-Bow-Hair-31-lbs-of-NOS-008-46-for-Cello-Viola-Violin-Bass-/112376390087 cheers, wm_crash, the friendly hooligan