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Violin builder
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DCM    Posted 10-22-2004 at 16:26:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
A friend I used to be in a band with has an elderly father. He's a spry 92 yrs young. Since his retirement about 20 yrs back he has been building violins out of birch wood. Plays some of them at violin contests and such. Always gets the oldest contestant award. Still has every one of the 102 that he ever built.Asked if he will sell any or all, "no" he says, "but next time I'm not going to build so many". Dan in AB

deadcarp    Posted 10-23-2004 at 05:37:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
we had a neighbor who made violins.he was a retired beef farmer, made a lathe outa a car axle and gas motor and made all his tools - he made violins, grandfather clocks and spinning wheels. and a neat wall clock with wooden gears. :)

deadcarp    Posted 10-23-2004 at 05:40:48       [Reply]  [No Email]

this kind

toolman    Posted 10-22-2004 at 23:04:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
my father in law was 92 when he passed, he was in real good shape for a man his age, he had a wealth of knowledge all you had to do is ask and he,d share, we,re loosing too many like these guys dan, we can learn alot from them, i like his sprit when he says he won,t build as many next time.

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