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by Eugene Coldrick
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: A Wood Question Not Related to Lutherie
Replies: 10
Views: 6442

Re: A Wood Question Not Related to Lutherie

So fungus causes the spalting. Got that. Now, has anyone encountered spalting that smells divine? So strong that you can smell it 10 feet away.
by Eugene Coldrick
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: A Wood Question Not Related to Lutherie
Replies: 10
Views: 6442

A Wood Question Not Related to Lutherie

Greetings: I have been recently splitting firewood. Every now and then I would come across a log that was starting to go spongy in the middle, usually had a yellow/orange tinge to it and it would smell divine. Almost like a cross between lavender and roses. Any idea what is causing this? My wife and...
by Eugene Coldrick
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Roasted Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 8529

Re: Roasted Wood

I too love the smell of aspen, or poplar. Not much density. It's known here for growing fast, then blowing down in a windstorm. I may try the roasted maple, if I can find a piece bit enough for a cello.
by Eugene Coldrick
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: A Princess of Mars
Replies: 8
Views: 5458

Re: A Princess of Mars

With the up-to-date cgi, I would love to see an adaptation of C.J.Cherry's "Chanur" series. I am currently reading it to my 6 year old daughter. Dune I read many times....movie was a fail. I never knew there was a "Dune" Series. I will have to look for that.
by Eugene Coldrick
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Roasted Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 8529

Re: Roasted Wood

I very much appreciate the information. I now feel more comfortable with the idea. I checked out the links, Dave M. Cool info. Dave K.; is the person you know in NS in the Fall River area of Halifax County? I forgot how much I missed this place. Though I was mostly a lurker on the old forum. Thanks ...
by Eugene Coldrick
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: bending iron temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 4276

Re: bending iron temperature

There are aftermarket elements fairly cheap, online. You may consider replacing the one in the unit you bought. Good luck, sir.
by Eugene Coldrick
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Roasted Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 8529

Roasted Wood

Greetings: I have come across a local person selling wood for lutherie. (Something rare in Nova Scotia) He has some curly maple and some more exotic woods. He states that all his wood is "roasted and stabilized". I have not encountered those terms before, perhaps for a reason. Any thoughts on it's u...
by Eugene Coldrick
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Rain drums - drums played by the rain.
Replies: 6
Views: 5872

Re: Rain drums - drums played by the rain.

If you could make a 'hang drum' it would be like chimes. Those things are magical.