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Yesterday, I signed the papers for a house. Technically it's my parents' place, but I'm doing the official buying and mortgage-ing for various fiscal reasons. It's not far from Amsterdam (15 minutes by bus or train), kind of suburbia (not really a bad thing, per se), and most importantly, it has a smallish (but still, big enough) dry, reasonably lit shed I can convert to a shop, and an attic room for 'clean' activities. Which means bandsaw, buidling that thickness sander, and few of those other jigs I always wanted to get made but didn't have the space for! But that's all to be seen some time this summer.

In academia land, I'm still waiting on my internship/medical rotations (you'll notice when the start; watch for the deafening silence from me), which are a month and a half away at the latest. So there's that, at least. But...I got a pen today. It reads 'Mattia Valente, M.Sc.'. Yep, I've officially sorta kinda graduated! Now on to the Doctor's degree!

So, yeah. Today was a good day.Mattia Valente38832.7318055556


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Good on you Mattia

Could they set you up a workshop at the hospital so you could build between patients ?RussellR38832.7277430556


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[QUOTE=RussellR] Good on you Mattia

Could they set you up a workshop at the hospital so you could build between patients ?[/QUOTE]

That might be dangerous, though. I'd end up trying to mitre broken bones and glue them with hot hide and try cathetarizing guitars...that way lies madness!


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Watch Mattia goin', Man, he's just gonna be savin' babies and grannies under the scalpel and building jigs and guitars with the other 3 hands and 4 legs!

Congrats Mattia, i know how tough studying can be and you sure deserve all the best that's coming for ya!

Lookin' fw to see pics of that house and shop!


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[QUOTE=Mattia Valente] [QUOTE=RussellR] Good on you Mattia

Could they set you up a workshop at the hospital so you could build between patients ?[/QUOTE]

That might be dangerous, though. I'd end up trying to mitre broken bones and glue them with hot hide and try cathetarizing guitars...that way lies madness![/QUOTE]

I can see how that might be aproblem and surgeons get real grumpy when you leave dust in their patients.

It also occured to me I better start buying wood, once you are a rich Doctor the European Stocks will take a hammering


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Congratulations Mattia. That's great news........and a landowner too. And probably soon to be......... taxpayer! BUT mostly, congrats to you on your graduation. Anyone who will crawl under desks to build guitars, won't have a problem serving his patients well.

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In reading the bios I think a fair number of us have gone through demanding academic periods in our lives. So, congratulatins on your milestone. If you can keep the sharing attitude you frequently contribute, you will a fine and beloved physician. MT


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Way to go !!!!

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Congratulations on both your graduation and new home!

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Congratulations Mattia on your new home and degree. Good luck with your internship....it'll be a grind but rewarding in the end! The OLF needs more physicians.

EDIT: You are probably one of the only people I know who will be moving more wood than furniture Anthony Z38832.8166319444


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Congrats Matia...a doctor eh....Mate I have this dull ache in my left buttocks

Cheers and well done

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Congrats Mattea. I am very happy to hear that. Before you know it we'll be calling you Doc'

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Congratulations. Sounds like a great adventure is up ahead. I can hear you now while doing lutherie in the Dr.'s lounge. "Mr. Jones and his heart attack will have to wait for a minute, I've got to get this brace set before the hide glue sets up."


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Congratulations, Mattia. Good work!

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Mattia,

Good on you buddy! That is no small task. I just finished up my first year of Ph.D. work here at Purdue and am also looking forward to a great summer of building. Guitar building and this forum is a great way to blow off steam and relax. Good luck in that new shop.

Cheers!

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Way to go, Mattia!!

We're proud of you, man. Post pictures of your first patient.

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[QUOTE=old man] Way to go, Mattia!!

We're proud of you, man. Post pictures of your first patient.

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Yeah Mattia, show us pics of how you repaired his cracks!


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Well, it's been nice knowin' ya Mattia

Just kiddin'. I'll miss your posts though.

Here's a standing ovation for a great accomplishment.



                              
                               
                                   
                                          
                                          
                                   
                               
                              
                                                      
                                                  
                                               
              
                              
                              
                              
                              
                              
                              
                               
                                    
                                        
                                           
                                              
                                              

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Congratulations on the house and the graduation. Both big steps.

Having seen your attention to detail and insightful comments, I've no doubt you'll make a fine doctor.


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Thanks guys..

Dunno if I'm moving into that house yet (back to living with the parents, great though they me be, feels a bit weird...), but my shop certainly will be. And Anthony, you think you're joking, but I estimate I probably have about 300 kilos of wood to move. If not more. And maybe another 150 kilos of tools and jigs. And precious little furniture.

I'm currently wishing I had the precise measures for the 'shed', so I could plan out that area properly...


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Congrats Mattia!

When we moved into our new home 6 years ago I had zero tonewood, just a hand plane or two and a couple of chisels and a big space downstairs that was waiting to become a workshop. I now have TONS (really!) of heavy metal machinery, coutless handtools, jigs and fixtures and what not, plus a decent stash of tone wood in there; I do not look forward to moving again! Not that I am planning to, so Mattia remember: Once you get setteled into that shop you will fill it up fast and you can NEVER go back!

Eh, so I guess this means you're pretty much stuck with your parents for the rest of your life...

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nice one mattia,



does this mean we can call you


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(the calssical guys should get that one!!

keep it up

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