Michael K.

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  1. The real goal has allready done. People talk about!
  2. Use Fedex! Or better look for a parcel shop wich offer Fedex service. For a Violin about 80 Euro from Germany to US, 48 hours or lesser without custom problems. Don´t forget the "lacy-act".
  3. I am in the same opinion as David Hart. Just in my mind comes the Mittenwald maker Joseph Kantuscher who is now over 90 years old and still working. He made close to 700 instruments after his own style, model and arching. All in straight look. His baroque style of edge work is unique and artistic. He won prizes in the 60´s in the last century.
  4. Roger, i bought my Tormek some month ago from "Dieter Schmid" http://www.feinewerkzeuge.de/%C2'> I have tried out many, but this is by far the best i know. I made my own jig to sharpen scrapers on it.
  5. Well i try to g I try to get the DVD. But I understand that Trailer very well as I undertand the Italian culture. This tree makers are the follower of the Renaissance there and remember the history of the 20th century making in italy. Yes there are some in their footsteps with highly recognition.
  6. The Strad sale the DVD. I need to find out more backround on this and post it here.
  7. It is Gio Batta Morassi, Gian Carlo Guicciardi (pupil of Poggi), Francesco Bisolotti, and Renato Scrollavezza.
  8. I asked if anybody have seen the complete movie allready, and not if somebody have seen anything more interesting.
  9. Berl it is just a Trailer of this movie!
  10. Anybody saw it allready? Glad it is not another dance around Stradivari.
  11. Yeah-yeah.... But applause, applause by record selling prices of Strad´s and contemporary´s.
  12. Here are two Strads. The head is from the "Gibson" viola. The pores are filled perfect, exept the ground weared off and dirt goes in over the time.
  13. Who say it was allways done in one single way?
  14. Mode 2 around 52 to 58 HZ, Mode 5 125 to 135 Hz.
  15. This would be my understand of contemporary art. Street chalk painter who do not care about the next rain shower.
  16. Ahhhhh look here.......now you all can discuss more about art....vs.....art. Don`t think it is out of IKEA otherwise you will get called an "philistine" Contemporary art by Damian Hirst. Estimate by Sotheby`s: 1.2 Million $
  17. Out of international tax rules what is "art" "An artist is recognized as if his entire body of work of experts and people interested in art is considered to be artistically significant, and may be assumed that this assessment over long time endures. Awards, art prizes, major art exhibitions and participation in the acquisition of works by important museums with a national reputation are important indicators of the importance of an Artist." So i am "only a craftsmen. No Awards, no won prizes, no exhibitions, no participation on anything of it......sorry.
  18. I never exhibit, but when i walked through the last 3 years before i confirm this with Davide. This year i was not. The question for the organizer in forfront is what kind of customers are coming and what they are looking for. I think they count lesser vsitors also, but tell allways just the opposite. We will see where the trend is going.
  19. Me too! Back to the bench, have a lot of work to make Violins (and i see myself as a craftsmen).
  20. Read it more carefully! "Forefront" does mean he had also a thought`s behind. It is not necessary to talk to him (Good luck to get an apointment...). Just simple to understand that period in history. The most makers had a daliy fight for bread and butter without much other thought`s behind. 1200 Instruments is a proof he was not on esotheric dreamstream all the time.
  21. But we still do not give up to move our profession closer to the paradise. "Finally we we may all too readily forget that one of Antonio Stradivari`s goals - and perhaps his most important - was quite prosaic. He simply had to produce Violins in order to support his family, and his artistic legacy was not at the forefront of his mind." Simon Morris, Director, J & A Beare Ltd. London, foreword of the 4 Volume book "Antonio Stradivari"
  22. Thank you Luis! It is a Violin with 36.7cm body length. i am on work now with the viola after Andrea Guarnerie
  23. Thank you all for your help and sharing, very interesting!