Michael K.

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  1. How much effect does the shape of the upper and lower blocks on sound? Does wider size include an smooth transition from the Blocks into the Ribs a positive effect? (Cornerfree).
  2. I still believe it is a contamination problem. "Hammerl color extract" could be one. Don´t us any Sandpaper with Siliziumcarbit.
  3. The Sunrise over the Alps.....Good morning. Long time ago with analog Camera.
  4. The gray color on the back corners and partly on the edges is excellent. Very nice transition from the other ground color. Look fantastic!
  5. I think Davide and some others are right. The Thinner from OldWood is not really turpentine. The smell is for me unknown. This problem in the varnish can be also come from too much sikkativ, chemical fluid colors, wrong brushcleaner wich produce contamination. (This one from OldWood is really good). Try to apply the varnish thin as possible without/ or less thinner. A stiffer Brush can be useful.
  6. Yes I use that varnish. But for the ground i make it complete by my own.
  7. Thank you to Roger! I have ordered one from the company Felder in Austria. It is named "Hammer" and is a Sister-Company.
  8. I found this documentation movie done a little careless in the view of her Status and her two Violins worth over 20 Million. Would you show the Puplic your Property include the mention of "Lake Austin"? 1 Minute on Google-Earth.....Bingo!
  9. Thank you Melvin! I post it soon when the violin is finish.
  10. But what a color different between Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac....
  11. The violin I attached above was made by Italian maker Luca Sbernini who won the gold medal at the Trienale competition 1991 with it.
  12. Which classical model was the basement of here? Non! All was self constructed. I am wondering how many so called "Top-makers" are able (and have the courage and self-convidence) to do this today with success. I didn´t seen any a long time.
  13. How about you create your own personality? Like no other as Joseph Kantuscher did very successful.
  14. Don´t forget to take the Metro in Saint Pete. Some of this Stations are worth to see.
  15. I never win......i never will enter. I asked a judge at the last Mittenwald competition how about a model after the Klotz family. His answer was simple: "No chance!" Why? Answer: "Because it is so."
  16. Hello to all. I did not follow and read all the posts on this topic. Many of them it is a bid hard to read and translate exactly for me. But i know for sure what you all talking about. I am wondering at first what is the real and final goal to make this kind of Blindtests again and again? And i am sure we will see in the future some more in various processes include critic`s . How long it will take we humans understand there is never a final result. My personal critic on this and past Blindtests is why are they allways reduced to "classical Cremonese" vs. modern and new? Why you take not any single Violin by JB. Vuilliume as an example (Hillary Hahn`s would be of intererst), and not any other of any decade and country in this Boat? It would be more as fair for the history of Violnmaking wich is not reduced only to Strad and contemporary makers! What happen if a violin by (for example) Carl F. Becker, Chicago 1954 would be the overall winner, or a Premysl Spidlen of Prague 1960? Great sounding violins were made in every decade in every country.