"Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

dannyp

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I'm just not a fan of the bock style in general. They had a black lager that I thought was pretty good and I think they had just brewed some of their Oktoberfest beer when we went. The more I think about it, it's probably been closer to a decade so I'm sure they have some other stuff now, too. That peaches and pecans sounds interesting. O'fallon Brewery here makes a peach wheat beer they call Wheach and it's pretty good when you're in the mood for that type of thing.
 

veitsi_poika

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Of course Vince, come on over, bring some Shiner Bock :) :thumbsup:

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So did this guy take last place?

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scrteened porch

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I thought I had several leftover strings, but no, just one. I think it will be all right. I went ahead and ordered the fret wire, and some strings.
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The one string I had to test was hitting the resonator at high fret areas, so I whittled out the hole a bit at an angle to sink the resonator further. Then it seemed to be buzzing, so I squirted in some wood filler around the edge.
 

veitsi_poika

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I thought I had several leftover strings, but no, just one. I think it will be all right. I went ahead and ordered the fret wire, and some strings.
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The one string I had to test was hitting the resonator at high fret areas, so I whittled out the hole a bit at an angle to sink the resonator further. Then it seemed to be buzzing, so I squirted in some wood filler around the edge.
Don't fret Jer, you'll be strumming along in no time :D
 

veitsi_poika

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Lastly for the evening... I was looking thru some papers at my Mom's the other day and found a receipt for the house I grew up in for the first 18 years of my life. It's funny that they just got a receipt from the builders and then a loan at the local bank and that was it. So simple back then. All that my Dad had to do was dig the hole and put up the CMU basement wall. $12,604 later was a house that my family loved for 44 years with very few issues. Roof was shingled twice and a few issues with the water heater and furnace. A blessing that will never be overlooked :) The house has since moved on as I needed to move my Mom to Wisconsin after my Dad passed away, but I would say that was money well spent because all of the memories we have from our humble abode are priceless :D

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r redden

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The one string I had to test was hitting the resonator at high fret areas, so I whittled out the hole a bit at an angle to sink the resonator further. Then it seemed to be buzzing, so I squirted in some wood filler around the edge.

Jer she's looking good sometimes fret buzz can be a real pain in the patoot to get rid of.

Lastly for the evening... I was looking thru some papers at my Mom's the other day and found a receipt for the house I grew up in for the first 18 years of my life. It's funny that they just got a receipt from the builders and then a loan at the local bank and that was it. So simple back then. All that my Dad had to do was dig the hole and put up the CMU basement wall. $12,604 later was a house that my family loved for 44 years with very few issues. Roof was shingled twice and a few issues with the water heater and furnace. A blessing that will never be overlooked :) The house has since moved on as I needed to move my Mom to Wisconsin after my Dad passed away, but I would say that was money well spent because all of the memories we have from our humble abode are priceless :D

Kevin when I was cleaning out the old home place to sell I found my moms contract where she had purchased our house in 1961. 1400 sqft full basement and a barn on 6 acres for $6500. You sure can't get a house for that these days.
 

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My folks house was priced at £500 in 1959, about $1000 then I think. It was due to be demolished a decade hence due to road-widening, but that was abandoned. Those houses must be worth a fortune now, not a big house, but the area got gentrified decades ago.
 

scrteened porch

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Jer she's looking good sometimes fret buzz can be a real pain in the patoot to get rid of.
The strings arrived today, but the fret wire isn't due till tomorrow, so not much sense not waiting.
Those houses must be worth a fortune now, not a big house, but the area got gentrified decades ago.
Effete aesthetes!
Haven't said that in a while.
 

MattWRog

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Just gleaned this from my travels on the web. Bittersweet story but certainly some relevant content! Touching as the old farmer clearly had his wife on his mind in his last moments.

“On June 8th 1948, Canadian farmer Cecil George Harris was accidentally pinned under his tractor. He died of his injuries.

Days later, neighbors noticed an inscription in the tractor's fender that read:

"In case I die in this mess, I leave all to the wife. Cecil Geo Harris."

The fender was removed from the tractor, and was determined by the courts to be a legally valid handwritten will. The tractor fender, as well as the knife Harris used to carve his will into it, are currently on display at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law library.

On the one hand, Harris was probably not thrilled at what had occurred. It looks like he may have mistakenly put his tractor in reverse, and pinned his left leg under the wheel. However, he died an honorable death, at work with his tractor, and in his dying moments, he made sure that his family was taken care of.”
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Holographic wills are legal in Canada -- as long as it was handwritten in its entirety by the testator and was executed in one of the Canadian provinces that recognizes them.

That was an impressive job by Mr. Harris, inscribing his will with a pocketknife. His penmanship is a good deal better than what I see most folks capable of today using a pen and paper.
 

MattWRog

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Just a neat human interest story. Have your affairs in order but be prepared! Who can identify the “scribes” tool :)?
 
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