Larry F

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  1. "Surgery on cadavers"-makes sense. I just figured that when you quit making rockets, you got a set of violin blueprints and set to work making great instruments. Surprised to hear you went the repair route. My own experience is that repairs, at least "fine repairs and restorations" takes more skill than just making a new instrument.
  2. If it was a tit-for-tat interaction he might have been nicer. I've tried to be nice, but I do remember being kind of rude to a violin making student that walked in to my shop one day and was picking up my tools, running his finger over the edges, and commenting about how they could be sharper. I ignored him and he left in a huff. Later on he mentioned to someone that I was very rude. Elephants do have long memories, but they also have thick skins, and are known to throw large stones at people with their trunks for a considerable distance. I think I read in a book somewhere that elephants are the most dangerous animals in the zoo. When memories of rude people intrude, putting on a CD of ICP is sometimes helpful.
  3. I remember those little ads in the back of Popular Science and Popular Mechnics- "Send for our plans and turn a few dollars worth of plywood into $135 (or some big figure at the time). So we found a niche profession where we could turn a few dollars worth of wood into big bucks. The cars and girls just follow.
  4. How on earth did three of these pop up? My computer finger pad is sticky and I kept hitting it, thinking its not working, not realizing it already posted. The other day I accidentally pulled the laptop off the table by tripping on the charging cord, and it hit the floor on the keyboard with a might crash. Things have not been working quite right ever since, especially with the finger pad. Guess I need a new computer, this one's living on borrowed time.
  5. I always wondered about that ad, as far as I know I've never sold an instrument in England, or anywhere in Europe for that matter.
  6. I always wondered about that ad, as far as I know I've never sold an instrument in England, or anywhere in Europe for that matter.
  7. I always wondered about that ad, as far as I know I've never sold an instrument in England, or anywhere in Europe for that matter.