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Thread: But I digress. . . Off to Italy!!!

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    But I digress. . . Off to Italy!!!

    I'm not much of a traveler, but my wife is. So, for the 3rd time in our 40 years together we are taking an anniversary trip abroad. Well abroad if you live in North America. We are Italy bound for a few weeks. Should be a lot of fun and some great food and wine as a bonus!

    So, the shop closes down again for a bit. But really looking forward to getting back to business in October. I have the Epilog 40 watt laser all setup and up and running. Finally had to call it quits waiting for the Glowforge (for those who follow that entertaining bit of crowdfunding). That said, the Epilog is working great in the early going and a number bobbin designs ready to go with only rod magnet "fit" testing of the cut flatwork to call it complete. This should be a fun winter, adding P90's, Jazzmaster's, P-bass, J-bass to the offering. This tool was built to cut forbon!

    A pic of the new piece of equipment installed and up and running!

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    Hi Jim, have fun here in Italy
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    I bet that Kayakerca is going to Florence . All Americans go there. I was there this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkusBass View Post
    I bet that Kayakerca is going to Florence . All Americans go there. I was there this summer.
    We're there right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alberto View Post
    Hi Jim, have fun here in Italy
    Learned today and put under the category of "who knew", it turns out we winders owe a lot to Leonardo da Vinci. He invented the bobbin winder.
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    Take Care,

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    If you're passing by Milan, let me know, will ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayakerca View Post
    We're there right now.
    Of course I meant Canadians too .
    What places did you visit? If you went to the Museo di Leoanardo, you could have seen an automatic drummer - the first ever made.
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    There are also beautiful gardens: Giardino Bardini, Giardino di Boboli on the other bank of the river (go also to Palazzo Pitti if you are there).
    If you haven't been to Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, go there and take a look at astronomic instruments on the front wall of the church. The were used to adjust Julian calendar to Gregorian calendar in the 15-th century.
    florenceastronomicinstruments.jpg
    In the morning you can go to Gilli at Piazza della Republica for a "caffè e cornetto".
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    And in the evening you can go there to listen to street musicians.
    Have you seen already "slightly modified" street signs? Like this one:
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    And there is a nice music shop - this could be, as far as I remember, in Via S. Gallo.
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    And learn italian - it's different when you speak to people in their own language. I did, at least a little bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LtKojak View Post
    If you're passing by Milan, let me know, will ya?

    Pepe
    You meant Kayakerca but damn it - I was in Milano twice this summer (on my way to Bergamo).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtKojak View Post
    If you're passing by Milan, let me know, will ya?

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    Next time here for sure. Only as far north as Florence this time around.
    Take Care,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkusBass View Post
    Of course I meant Canadians too
    Well, Canadians are also Americans, of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by J M Fahey View Post
    Well, Canadians are also Americans, of course
    In Canada, we've unanimously decided that you can keep The Donald and we"ll be happy with our Justin "Selfie" Trudeau.
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