Not again!! Elpee Standard to replace the one that got away.

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  1. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    WHOA - That's a flash from the past. Love that bass guitar - VOX?
     
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    Not mine, but cool, nevertheless.
     
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    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    After a vacation with the Family to Boston/Maine/Vermont/Quebec and back for 10 days, now I am so ready to try to re-start the finishing of the Scrap-Paul. The Honey-Do of the bathroom reno is 1st on the agenda, but somewhere in the next few weeks I need t get the LP done for under the Chanukah Bush. It was really nice to pull it out of the Famous Case and see it again. It looked better than I remembered.
     
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    Did you get up to the Old Quebec City?


    "It looked better than I remembered."

    Our own worst enemies... :lol:
     
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    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, really liked the Old Town. Montreal, got see area where my Mom was probably born. Not liking that city too much.
     
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    I used to NJ to Old Q City with a group of friend mid 80s via Motor Cycles.
    Usually about 1/2 dozen and a van with a sag for those with smaller bikes that killed on the hours and hours in the saddle.

    The Old City is so old world cool in spades. And talk about stair walking. ;)
     
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    Way cool! When I lived in CT years ago I rode my old leaky Harley up to Old Quebec City. That place is not to be missed. It’s spectacular.
     
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    I grew up in Detroit, and it got me wondering. How did the French ever get past Niagara Fall with large ships. Amazing what tough people existed back then. The indigenous peoples were even tougher for the most part. Too bad the had no immunity to European diseases. We were all BOZOs on that bus - civilization HO.

    "NIAGARA FALLS - Slowly I turn, and step by step, inch by inch - and then I murdelize 'em"
     
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    Large parachutes? o_O
     
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    I bet there was a group portage and in smaller canoes? Tonawanda Creek meets the Niagara River and that is a pretty navigable waterway and there are a few creeks headed north from there to Lake Ontario, but they could have headed west to the western end of Lake Ontario too. I bet the Welland canal was made from many of the streams they used.
     
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    I really must stop going to Woodcraft. They have really nice woods, and I almost bit the bullet on this one. Patagonian Rosewood. 13" wide x 61" long x 1-1/8" thick. Luckily too thin, too narrow to make a tele or LP.


    Only $107, but luckily to narrow, and too thin. Whew.
     
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    That's some nice wood! I don't have a local Woodcraft any more, BUT, there is Albuquerque Exotic Woods. I've been passing on the Indian Rosewood ($100+/bd ft) and the Bolivian Rosewood ($35/bd ft) but I have bought some maple and picked up a chunk of African mahogany. The 8/4 Mahogany is 10.6 lbs, 17x20" for $61. It's gonna be an LP, a Junior, or a Special.
     
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    Yes, I figure it's about $17/bf, but not usable for solid one-piece guitar bodies, so no go.
     
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    bigguy12321 - I sent you a PM regarding Pyramid pickup parts and recipe.

    Anyone else: I am looking for a mini lathe deal, for pickup winding and cremation urn screw threading. My big lathe could be used for either application, but the screw threading on a smaller lathe would help lower the center and reduce potential wobble.
     
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    Good News & Bad News:
    Bad News first: I weighed myself without Scrap-Paul, and then again with the Scrap-Paul - I need to lose a lot of weight (like 30 pounds).
    Good News: The Scrap-Paul in present state is 7.5 pounds (no hardware installed).

    Mind you, that's on a digital bathroom scale, not a super accurate device.
     
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    Bolivian rosewood DOES make outstanding fretboards however,esp with MOP inlays or dots and quite affordable in those sizes :)

    Dave
     
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    And no mentioning of the grumpy looking man in the wood????
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    Nice find - I did not notice that. Have to buy it tomorrow, if it's still available.
     
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    My 90's LP Studio was 12lbs, but it was a joy to play and had awesome tone.
     
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    I lost 35 since late 2018. I can tell you how.what I did if you are interested.

    It was such a nice bike year not having the ballast, been a decade since I was this weight.

    I don't think your LP is going to be too heavy at all, relative of course..
     
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