Adventures in Lutherie #7: I'm an apprentice!

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-10-2017 08:40 PM 1799 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I think today I could mark as when I entered an ‘apprenticeship’ as an ‘Orchestral Instrument Repair Technician’. I’m doing piecework as I learn, but the owner of the shop wants me to be stationed there eventually. It’s better for business.

I’ve got a steep learning curve ahead of me. the better and faster I work, the more I get paid. I’m repairing student rental instruments, so they aren’t going to be ‘restored’ to showroom condition, just made playable again.

I might add that I got this opportunity because of my background in woodworking.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 01-11-2017 01:02 AM


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#2 posted 01-11-2017 02:31 AM


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Dankon Chris. Miaj tagoj kiel cxehejma patro estas preskau finitaj!

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#3 posted 01-11-2017 09:52 AM

Well done Dave,
Congratulations !!

I see you have been busy making specalised tools for the job so you should have a head start there.

Go for it!

-- Regards Rob

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