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by Ron Wisdom
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Carved es 335
Replies: 20
Views: 9876

Re: Carved es 335

Wow!! That's an amazingly beautiful guitar. Well done. You also did a great job of photographing it.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Advice on getting home after NY Eve Celebrations
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Re: Advice on getting home after NY Eve Celebrations

I got a real kick out of this, and I didn't see it coming. Thanks

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 3890

Re: Merry Christmas

I don't have a partridge in a pear tree, but I did have a sparrow in my Christmas tree overnight!! The buggar was nestled in our wreath on the front door and flew into the house when I opened it. Right into the tree. I was able to shoo him out a window this morning and we're all recovering. :cl Merr...
by Ron Wisdom
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ozzie Archie
Replies: 14
Views: 7427

Re: Ozzie Archie

That's really beautiful, Alan!! I love the unadorned elegant look of that thing. Very nice.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: An Interesting Build (at least for us...)
Replies: 17
Views: 8225

Re: An Interesting Build (at least for us...)

Thanks, Kim. I've not been around much. My building came to a halt this summer because of the intense heat and humidity in Arkansas. So, I spent a good bit of the time building a climate controlled room inside my sweltering shop. Then a tree fell through the roof and I had to take care of that. Anyw...
by Ron Wisdom
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: An Interesting Build (at least for us...)
Replies: 17
Views: 8225

Re: An Interesting Build (at least for us...)

That's another real beauty, Steve. Nice to see you post again.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck Angle
Replies: 11
Views: 5395

Re: Neck Angle

Mine are very close to 2 degrees, maybe a hair over.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood Mandolin
Replies: 11
Views: 5245

Re: Blackwood Mandolin

That's beautiful, Bob!! I love blackwood. Is the binding maple?

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: It's Kim's Birthday Weekend, Day Two
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Re: It's Kim's Birthday Weekend, Day Two

Happy Birthday !!!!
by Ron Wisdom
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Snow in Christchurch
Replies: 9
Views: 4030

Re: Snow in Christchurch

Thanks Lillian. Swamp coolers don't work in Arkansas, too much humidity. I don't even think you can buy one in the state. My home is a very comfortable 74. If anyone cares to know, a log home is very easy to heat and cool. I wish I had a log shop.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Snow in Christchurch
Replies: 9
Views: 4030

Re: Snow in Christchurch

Man, that looks refreshing!! We are in about our 20th day in a row of heat index readings of over 110 F. I haven't been in my shop for 6 weeks. :(


Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Tue May 10, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Sadly I can relate...at times!
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Re: Sadly I can relate...at times!

I would think this is very funny if I didn't have moments like that. :oops:

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Tue May 03, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Celtic Beauty - The epic journey
Replies: 16
Views: 8521

Re: The Celtic Beauty - The epic journey

You too, Pat. I check in pretty regularly but haven't had a lot to say lately.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Celtic Beauty - The epic journey
Replies: 16
Views: 8521

Re: The Celtic Beauty - The epic journey

Rod, that really came out nice!! The rosette looks great. Beautiful guitar and a nice tale to go along with it. Glad it worked out.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Member Intro and a couple of questions.
Replies: 82
Views: 25034

Re: Member Intro and a couple of questions.

Welcome, Jeremy What everyone else said. Addictive? :| My goal, when I started was three guitars: One for me and one each for my sons. So far I've completed 11 acoustics, 1 electric, and 1 banjo. I am currently bending sides for numbers 13, 14, and 15. One is an OM (custom order) and two are parlors...
by Ron Wisdom
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: THE perfect evening!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1919

THE perfect evening!!

I had a real treat last night. My son, who lives in Memphis, gave me tickets (for Christmas) to see Leon Redbone. Last night was the night and it was the most perfectly entertaining concert I've been to. I've been a big fan since he appeared on SNL back in 1975 and I try to do some of his songs in h...
by Ron Wisdom
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Falling Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 3669

Re: Falling Birds

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

There were probably several beer and burrito parties going on about that time. Seems like I do recall some kind of green haze over the city.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Finally! One of the 'twins' is done...
Replies: 29
Views: 12466

Re: Finally! One of the 'twins' is done...

Hmmm, my earlier message didn't post either. That's a beauty!!! I love the rosette and the back purfling by the heel cap. Verrrrrry fine work.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Falling Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 3669

Re: Falling Birds

:cl :cl :cl :cl :cl :cl

They haven't released the official cause yet, which means the banjo hasn't been ruled out. My playing would certainly bring down a few.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Falling Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 3669

Falling Birds

I thought maybe some of you guys down there might have seen the story on CNN about the thousands of blackbirds falling from the sky on New Years Eve over the little town of Beebe, Arkansas. I had nothing to do with it, but that IS where I live. :shock:

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Herdy Gurdy
Replies: 16
Views: 11199

Re: Herdy Gurdy

This company is good to deal with and they have a finished hurdy gurdy or a kit or just the plans.

http://www.harpkit.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?


Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Closing Up Shop for a While
Replies: 13
Views: 5076

Re: Closing Up Shop for a While

That is bad news, Lillian. It is great to have you around here, so don't stop checking in.

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dial up or slow connections
Replies: 12
Views: 5174

Re: Dial up or slow connections

Kim wrote:
kiwigeo wrote:
Ron Wisdom wrote: They'll never get highspeed out in my neighborhood,

Banja country!!!! :o
banja.JPG


DAMN, Kim, that's disturbing!! Kinda looks like my brothers-in-law. :D

Ron
by Ron Wisdom
Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dial up or slow connections
Replies: 12
Views: 5174

Re: Dial up or slow connections

ME, ME, Me!!! I have dial up. They'll never get highspeed out in my neighborhood, although it is available about a mile away. I've been looking at an air card and going broadband but so far I haven't done it. It does keep me from seeing extensive pic posts and that is why I don't always comment on b...
by Ron Wisdom
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Couple of tenors
Replies: 12
Views: 5937

Re: Couple of tenors

Wow, those are beautiful banjos!! I've never played a tenor, but I never met a banjo I didn't like.
Did you build the resonators?

Ron