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Re: I'm retiring

Post by ozziebluesman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:28 pm

G'day Bob.
I remember receiving an email from you early 2007 as you seen me lurking on the OLF and informed me that there was an Australian New Zealand Luthier Forum would I like to join? Well he didn't have to ask me twice and it has been the very best resource I could wish for to help show me the way with my guitar building hobby.
Thank you very much for all your effort and time given to the ANZLF.
I like a wee drop of Bourbon on the odd occasion.
Good luck with everything you do in the future.
Cheers
Alan
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Re: I'm retiring

Post by Andos » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:33 pm

All the best Bob,
You've run a damn good forum and we are going to miss you.
Good luck with the whiskey - and no drinking the profits :dru :dru :dru

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by kiwigeo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:40 pm

Andos wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:33 pm
All the best Bob,
You've run a damn good forum and we are going to miss you.
Hopefully Jeremy and myself will keep the forum running with no noticeable changes.....Bob's not dead yet so he'll no doubt maintain a presence in the background......sort of like an ANZLF version of God. Jeremy is an IT whizz so that side of running the forum is pretty well taken care of. That makes my job easy.....nuking spammers and dealing with the occasional "uppity" new member.
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Re: I'm retiring

Post by demonx » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:13 pm

simso wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:12 pm
So Scotch?

I have a weakness for Honey Bourbon (American Whiskey)

Steve

Yeah, basically, but as it's not made in Scotland it's not allowed to be called scotch.

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by kiwigeo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:51 pm

demonx wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:13 pm

Yeah, basically, but as it's not made in Scotland it's not allowed to be called scotch.
There are worse crimes...like calling a Scotsman "Scotch" :mrgreen:
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Re: I'm retiring

Post by soulman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:34 pm

All the best for your future endeavors Bob.
Thanks for keeping the forum running throughout the years.
Its a fantastic forum and I have appreciated the opportunity to share my creations as a newby to the field luthiery.

Kind Regards

Ross Wohling

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by Jim watts » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:55 pm

Congratulations Bob, you started a good thing with this forum. All the best in you future endeavors and good to hear you'll still around some.
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Re: I'm retiring

Post by vandenboom » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:31 pm

Thanks bob. Have always been inspired by yr amazing range of skills, yr energy and generosity. All the best. Frank

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by Crafty Fox » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:16 pm

And many heartfelt thanks from me too, Bob. I've drawn great and valuable inspiration from this forum!
And as a Scotsman I think you could call your new Tassie/Scotch whisky; "Totch".
All the best with your new endeavours.
Ken

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by simonm » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:50 pm

Thanks Bob. I am quite flabbergasted but sounds like it is the right decision. Good luck with the new biz.

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by Jim » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:53 pm

All the best Bob- What a fantastic resource and forum you've helped create.
Cheers
Jim

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by Dave White » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:41 pm

Bob,

Sounds like a sweet retirement plan to me with many barrels of laughs to come. I hope you mature with your new products and prosper. 8)
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Re: I'm retiring

Post by Lex » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:16 pm

Sorry to see you go Bob ,thanks for your efforts over the years.

Enjoy that whiskey :D

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by seeaxe » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:30 pm

Jeez, you go away for five minutes, now Bobs retiring and Martins in sell down mode....

All the best Bob, I retired a few years ago now and it's the best job I've ever had. Have fun with the hooch.

All the best to the new Great Leaders!

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by kiwigeo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:36 pm

seeaxe wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Jeez, you go away for five minutes, now Bobs retiring and Martins in sell down mode....
Don't worry....I'm just making a bit of room in the shop. I always bought wood in bulk with the intention of selling at least half of it off at some stage. The recent sales have been forced on me by a pending new house build...the workshop will be a temporary bedroom while the new house is being built. I just hope the wife will get used to the wood shavings on the bed.
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Re: I'm retiring

Post by mqbernardo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:25 am

Bob,

just want to thank you for setting this forum up and having things running ever so smoothly. I wish you good luck with your future adventure, it must be an exciting prospect. If you ever feel the need to come to the other tip of the world hunting for barrels I can take you on a guided tour to sone places where they make fine port - if they don't sell you the barrels, at least we can drink some of it. (This in an actual invitation)

Good luck!

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by Bob Connor » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:47 pm

mqbernardo wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:25 am
Bob,

just want to thank you for setting this forum up and having things running ever so smoothly. I wish you good luck with your future adventure, it must be an exciting prospect. If you ever feel the need to come to the other tip of the world hunting for barrels I can take you on a guided tour to some places where they make fine port - if they don't sell you the barrels, at least we can drink some of it. (This in an actual invitation)

Good luck!
I'll be coming to Europe next month but unfortunately to Italy. If travel plans change I'll be in touch. Don't mind a drop of port (or two or three)

Regards
Bob, Geelong
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Re: I'm retiring

Post by Craig » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:18 am

G'day Bob , It's been quite a journey. Thanks for everything old mate and all the very best for your future .

Craig :cl :cl :cl
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Re: I'm retiring

Post by bobthebuilder » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Hi Bob, I would like to join the long list of members to say thank you for all you have done for the guitar building community. You will be missed.
Cheers Robert.

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Re: I'm retiring

Post by DarwinStrings » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:52 pm

Good on ya Bob, bottoms up and thanks for the forum.
Life is good when you are amongst the wood.
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Re: I'm retiring

Post by ckngumbo » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:50 am

Best to ya' Bob

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