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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2023 7:45 pm 
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Hello all!
I wanted to post a short announcement to let everyone know that we are currently moving to a new and better server.
I am in the process of getting all the particulars in order. Right now I do not have a firm date, once I do I will post it.
I will need to "lock" the forum for the migration process, once we are in our new home, I will unlock it. Durning the lock out you will be able to
read but not post. After I unlock, everything returns to normal.

Also the OLF will be turning TWENTY YEARS OLD next month. Any ideas on how we should celebrate?
This topic probably deserves its own thread.

I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that the OLF has an amazing affiliate deal with Stewmac, they have been a life line!
I will be posting a new banner ad at the top of the page soon, if you could all book mark it and use it as your main access to stewmac that would
help me with the forum costs immensely!
I don't often ask for donations for the forum, we get by, however by using the Stewmac link, it will ease the finical cost significantly!
If you do feel compelled to donate, my PayPal is lance@luthiersforum.com

Please consider doing this as it will help so much!
Here is the link
https://stewmac.sjv.io/75L9ry

URL HAS BEEN UPDATED 11/15/23. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR LINK :-)

One last thing, I rarely check the DM here. please email me directly with questions. I will respond asap!

Thanks so much!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2023 8:11 pm 
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Congrats Lance 20 years is a huge achievement and countless instruments have been crafted/born out of the OLF as well.

Not to mention many businesses that were spawned here representing tens of millions of dollars of Lutherie commerce.

Some of us substantially changed our lives because of the OLF too and I know I'm one of them. Nice to have found something I love to do before I can't do it anymore and I credit the OLF and You for much of this.

Sounds like the OLF version 2.0 will be even more exciting and take us even further into being able to exchange ideas and information in pursuit of....... tone.

Lance thank You for the OLF and for putting up with us.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2023 9:13 pm 
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Lance, thank you so much for doing this! bliss [:Y:] [clap]

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2023 9:38 pm 
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Awesome Lance. Thanks so much for keeping this going!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2023 6:34 am 
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This is a great community. Thanks for sticking with it and keeping it going!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2023 8:01 am 
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I couldn't live without it. Thank you Lance, your forum gets me through the day and I learn so so much.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2023 9:45 am 
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20 years is quite an achievement, congrats. Look forward to the upgrade and hope it goes over smoothly for you.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:44 pm 
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20 years, way cool.
If Im remembering right early on there was a guy building guitars in a bathroom due to limited space!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2023 5:28 pm 
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Dave Rickard wrote:
20 years, way cool.
If Im remembering right early on there was a guy building guitars in a bathroom due to limited space!


I think his name started with H. Herschel? laughing6-hehe

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2023 7:20 pm 
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Wow! 20 years. Thanks for keeping it going all these years. I'm proud to say that I've been here over 18 of those years. I'm still waiting to have an original idea about building guitars. Everything came from other people.:>)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2023 9:59 am 
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Awesome news, Lance!

Question - a few of us donate monthly via Patreon. Should we not be doing that anymore and use Paypal instead?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2023 6:47 pm 
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bcombs510 wrote:
Awesome news, Lance!

Question - a few of us donate monthly via Patreon. Should we not be doing that anymore and use Paypal instead?


First thanks so much for your support.
Patron is perfect.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2023 6:48 pm 
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Thanks everyone for your kind comments.
It's been my honor to provide this place :-)

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Thanks Lance. I'm with Hesh about this place having been a tremendous help in building my business after I retired from the day job.

Once again, thanks to all of you guys and gals, and especially to Lance.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2023 11:35 am 
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Thank you Lance -

perhaps to celebrate we can have a custom build off - the requirement being that 20 be inlaid on the guitar ?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2023 9:34 pm 
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Thanks, Lance.
This place is great!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2023 6:43 pm 
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UPDATE

URL HAS BEEN UPDATED 11/15/23. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR LINK :-)

https://stewmac.sjv.io/75L9ry

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