Guarding fancy wood for a week

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  1. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    This week there is some sort of convention in town for violin/cello/bass/etc. luthiers to submit their creations for judging and display. There are also some high end vintage instruments here for studying and drooling on as well by the "nerdy" attendees. I'm more of a guitar guy but this stuff is still fascinating to me. I keep bugging these smart people with my inane Neanderthal questions but I'm learning some cool stuff that I have no practical use for.

    Apparently a bow worth $10k was sticky fingered out of a similar convention in St Louis a few years ago so the insurance companies demand police guard at all times now. It's kind of frightening.knowing the value (roughly) of what I'm in charge of keeping safe.

    This is the room I'm watching tonight which is all of the high end stuff......

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    I guess this is the "holy grail" of what's here.....a Heinrich Heberlein Jr......


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    Some bows......


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    And some other stuff.....


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  2. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    are you still a cop??? It's a fucking shame all my cop friends always have to pick up side work to survive :mad:
     
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    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    I think they are beautiful.
     
  4. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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    #LutherRatio
     
  5. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Yep. I'm picky with what side gigs I'll work though. Jobs like these pay well for minimal hassle and, honestly, it's pretty neat learning the little bit I can by eavesdropping and asking the occasional dopey question.

    I can always quit and get a real job since my normal pay isn't that great but I, generally, like my job and some things are more important than $$$$. I only work extra because I have expensive hobbies and got myself a bit of debt. I'm VERY fortunate that I have the type of job and a good reputation that allows me to earn extra money like this. No complaints.
     
  6. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    tha fuck?

    Me too! They just aren't what I'm typically into so now I gots to get my learning on.
     
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  7. keywordpk

    keywordpk Perpetual Geek Gold

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    Hi Lemmy! :wub:
     
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    Cool thread! Thanks for the pics too!
     
  9. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Hi PK! :toptip: :wub:
     
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    can someone photoshop one of our posters stealing a violin
     
  11. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Thanks! I'd take more pics but I don't know what the fuck I'm looking at. :nocheer:
     
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    schmoopy trying to steal a violin would be the tits
     
  13. keywordpk

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    Where are you? Downtown?
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Yep. Just dreading the late night commute and lack of sleep for the coming days.
     
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    IMHO, those things represent the highest of human aspirations and achievements, and they didn't use CNC machines and computers and Chinese slave labor to create them..... I'm waxing maudlin now and I should sign off....:hat:
     
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    :right:
     
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    If you see one what says Stradivarius on it, it might be worth risking your job to have
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    I have an NYPD relative that used to do Saturday Night Live security for like $80/hr as a side gig.


    Alec Baldwin is a dick
    Keenan Thompson always smells like weed
    and Eva Longoria is the hottest chick in the world...according to him. :D
     
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    old school.