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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

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different size curls from shaving the braces


From different thumb planes?

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Looks sort of Christmasy somehow


Or maybe you are the one projecting christmas into my curls. Thats good though. I like feeling of christmas curls.

Simon, its curls from a rough plane through a block plane and down to a small thumb plane. They curls were just there and looked sweet.

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Ok, from the left, the rougher, the smother and the nitpicker.



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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

This is Shirley Temple, so, officially Christmas...

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How did Shirley Temple enter this conversation?

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

Curly......+......christmas......= Shirley Temple......

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

Hey Anders,

Just roamed the foro today and found this thread.

I wish you all the best in the new period of life!

And I am curious about your feelings (as to my experience it is always somehow intensive when one moves between countries).
Do you mind if I ask what you embrace and what you miss in the current situation?

After all you are returning from a place that seems widely deemed as dream location. And be it just for the sunshine weather alone.

- And what besides are you observing as reaction on your doggies?

Thanks,

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Anders Eliasson

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Do you mind if I ask what you embrace and what you miss in the current situation?
- And what besides are you observing as reaction on your doggies?


With respect of me, its very early to say but I like it so far. And I will never be able to answer your question because I HAD TO!! leave Spain. I was at the very end of a long story
The doggies love it here. Much more dog friendly than southern Spain.

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

Thank you, Anders.

Maybe you´ll be reflecting some detail when dust has settled.
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For me, situated in Middle East, it´s knowing too well in advance what I´ll be embracing when back in central / northern European sphere.

Just the most trivial and least relevant bits, of which me is currently reproducing some of them in a region where not just products, but even just materials to produce must often be brought about / be made first.

That way having mastered already German apple pie, a sort of German mixed pickles as well as a special kind of dairy and French baguette. Being short before putting out Italian farmer herb cheese, further, planing on making hard cheese and even smoked ham(!!) and possibly at one time salami. (Both of which being known by name here, only that kinds of mortadella are being allocated to the terms, which again as you know has nada to do with the actual product.)

Stuff to be elements of unique breakfast, lunch and coffee party options in a tiny café that I´ve recently opened with partners in crime.

... It would take elaborating on the exotic and perplexing experience to unroll a tad more on how out of this world such undertaking actually can be, but I don´t want to spoil your thread.

What I may point to though is how ordinary items of cuisine can taste, once they´ve been absent within a generally slim variety of supply for a bunch of years. A sensual revelation! Blessed be regions´ historical personalities who came to experiment a bit in the kitchen and gradually added varieties to local menus.

Not to mention some inedible, yet more even longed for ingredients like reliability, etc. One needs to live without for a longer while to appreciate them to the fullest. -How I definitely would, if beamed over!

Anyway, wish you great years ahead! -Where minor potential downsides like say bureaucracy or constant commercial stress of the West shall not be teasing you much. (Though me read just yesterday on the foro, that Spain is having its own tradition of bureaucracy too.)

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

I could eat what is on that photo right now (exept the plate, the fork and maybe the table).

I dont think you can ever compare living in two very different countrys or societies. Its just different and thats it. Some things are better in one place while others are better in the other. Some will suffer in places where others are happy and visa versa. Life is big.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 27 2016 7:35:53
 
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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

Disappointing to see that the plate wouldn´t be munched.
Seriously though, glad that you appreciate the product!
(On the local market cake making has been adapted from Germany / Austria since many years, however only the easy&fast stuff like pound cake and cream tart, which cake shops yet sell for about 30-40 bucks / kg.)

The pic is from the very first specimen, which tasted good, but wasn´t yet perfect as I had to figure out first, how to deal with the crappy oven. Follwowing stuff however improved, and now I achieve colors like below.

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I am certain that your perspective (analog to a vision that I grew up with) will meet conditions in Spain well.
But certain spheres don´t really balance.

Here, aside from rich flavor of (only the naturally grown, while getting more and more scarce) fruits and vegetables, apparently due to specifics of soil, and maybe the light conditions (great for photography, -As long as outdoors one not being hunted by officials and henchmen for dragging around large camera) there really isn´t much to write home about, whilst the warts are beyond believe.

Even among folks whose own culture its is about, you will hardly meet anyone who would not be wanting to leave (like the ~10% of population who emigrated already).

And the desinterest in expansion of consciousness, the dispassion and ignorance will not even halt before our little gastronomic experiment, as innovative or enriching it might be.

Of the negative reactions spread about the apple pie (for gums who have not experienced mixture of crisp /dry and juicy yet): "This is raw / not baken through yet". Or typical expertise of a local customer 'in the know': "The apple pieces have drained into the pastry. They should first be made compote of" , "This is all crumbling on the plate!" etc.
About crisp French baguette: "Don´t you have bread?! Shall I go and get some?"

Naturally, it had to do with psychological invitation to common "expertise", by insecure and devote serving personnel while I was not present. For, feedback on what was served by myself turned out 100% positive if not rave.
But it comes to show typical attitude; of people elsewise even limited to scarce variety, mind you.

And thus no surprise how someone told me of his two visits in foreign restaurants in the capitol. He said that he was sitting with his wife alone in a totally vacant Italian restaurant and a Chinese one as well.

These guys, no matter where they emigrate to, even to a culinary dream like Italy or France (or some places like in the USA where you can find the world´s gathered cuisine within a walks reach), they will stick to homeland lifestyle, mentality and cuisine, just in the ways that they have not invented anything new since about 2000 years.

Maybe the world´s leading mentality of desinterest and dispassion.
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And I won´t mention what I had to see in amateur video last night on opposition TV-channel news from abroad. Victims were a cat and a cute scotch terrier. It left me desperate and sleepless.
Things happening all the time, each day again.

Some civilisations are simply just crap. Too little of good to be worth mentioning and way too much reason to be fundamentally changed.

With the café I was hoping to find an outcome and balance for losses, but also and not at last create a little refuge, so that folks (mainly university students there) could be taking a break / make sort of a tiny trip without leaving.
But another coup robbed us from reserves, so that urgent measures like improving acoustics (can´t wait to build those darn panels and traps!!) can´t be done now, while we need to see whether we can survive at all the insane usury of rent there. (Beverly Hills appearing cheaply priced compared to provincial shacks here, let alone real estate in larger cities; no matter how ugly and desolate they be. - Kind of like India´s Bombay that ended up as the world´s most expensive city, in an upside-down world.)

Besides, I knew to be having a hand with cooking, but never expected any passion with baking, nor that I could reach to tastiness surprisingly fast.

But I´m getting too lengthy again.
Really wished I could serve you the pie, Anders. :O)

Best,

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

Welcome back to Scandinavia Anders. I wish you all success here. Where in Denmark are you living now?
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Hejsan Per.
Now that was a pleasant surprise. I actually thought a good deal about you not long ago. You know guitar making, Scandinavia and so on. Its very good to see a small sign of life from you as well. I hope this means that you are doing well in Gråbo and that your workshop is succesfull.

I live in Nakskov on the island of Lolland. You know the island where the motorhighway ends and the swedes take the ferry to Germany.

Succes is going to be difficult, but I will be happy if I can sell a guitar here and there.

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

Anders,
I understand that it is a giant step into the unknown you have taken, although Denmark is your native country. I don't know how your business was built in Spain, I mean, how much you built for the local (Spain) market and how much went abroad, but if Denmark is like Sweden the pure flamenco market is small locally. The classical guitar market is so much bigger even if that also is small compared to the acoustic and electric guitar. How you will succeed I don't know but my feeling is that you are nice person and a survivor. You can make it!

Lolland isn't that far from Göteborg! :-)

Tom,
Yes, I'm still alive and working, as always. I'm doing fine. The only difference is that I nowadays prefer the analogue life and spend less time online, at least I don't participate in forums as I used to.
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I'm doing fine. The only difference is that I nowadays prefer the analogue life and spend less time online, at least I don't participate in forums as I used to.


If you can survive that way, I believe that is a very good decision and it is something I would love to do myself. Analog life is less fuzzy.

And thanks for the kind words.

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Anders Eliasson

One of the advantages of analog life is that you don't have to deal with window formating issues that sometimes leave you very confused about what a person is actually trying to say. My browser cut the screen just right so at first it didn't read "Analog life is less fuzzy" but "Anal is less fuzzy", which may in fact be true but still struck me as an odd statement to make out of the blue! The funny thing is that your whole post still made sense even with that misunderstanding!



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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

So here you have one of this forums favorite love-hate subjects. A soundport.



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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

An interesting study that was made.. http://liutaiomottola.com/research/ports.htm

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Tom Blackshear

Tom--
What is "dimensional surroundings"?
How is a guitar's resonance compromised by a sound port?
In my experience and what I have heard from others, a sound port affects only the way a guitar sounds to the player; has no effect on other listeners.

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

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Tom--
What is "dimensional surroundings"?
How is a guitar's resonance compromised by a sound port?
In my experience and what I have heard from others, a sound port affects only the way a guitar sounds to the player; has no effect on other listeners.


Ethan dont listen to him!!! Tom Blackshear just has a need to repeat himself and only writes his usual babble. He has never made a guitar with a soundport knows NOTHING about the subject.
Unfortunately he feels the need to spam whatever thread with a soundport. Troll go away .
I didnt fish for this kind of comments but I have to say that I´m absolutely not surprised.

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

I thought the study was interesting, someone took the time to interview, listen and report on other people's experiences. Nothing more...

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Dont feel offended Joan
You´re in the best rights to post what you did.
And on another forum, it could maybe have enden up being an interesting discussion. But on this forum I doubt that will ever be possible.

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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

The survey of Mottola is very interesting, but not definitive, in my opinion.
Blind tests are often deceiving.
I remember a consumer report test (which I read it on the Italian "altroconsumo" report some years ago) which compared through a blind test, 10 flamenco guitars. I think Conde and other expensive guitars ended up in the middle of the grid while the winner was a guitar from a Mexican maker.
The same you can say for violins etc. I read Stradivari lost the comparison with many modern violins in blind tests.
We should realize that a the end the people buy different items for the simple reason they are not blind. ...
What I mean is that is difficult enough for a player to listen his guitar played by someone else and realize it's the same instrument he play every day.

As usual the effect of a certain feature (the soundport) cannot but depends from the kind of guitar you are examining.
I presume it makes a big difference how stiff are the sides and where you place the hole.
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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

A different soundhole from Stéphane Pappalardo from his top model..



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RE: Small signs of life (in reply to Escribano

I find it to be a very elegant bridge in its own ways. I would be interested in knowing what he gains from making these little bridge-sound-holes
Its also very elegant the way he has arranged the tie holes.
Definately a very personal approach without going all abstract and still maintaining some traditional roots.

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I don't know this maker, but I have a '82 Dieter Hopf classic guitar with the same feature.
I presume the idea is the same which led to the sound port. Huber wrote something about it.
I think Hopf started making those holes in the bridge already at the end of the '70ies.
At the beginning this was part of a kind of tailpiece bridge, as some long strings had to pass through the bridge (from the usual holes) and get anchored at a tailpiece on the lower bout.
My guitar has such a kind of bridge and it's difficult to excerpt what the holes do and what the tailpiece does.
Later on Hopf developed the idea to a normal bridge with a hole on the wings.
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