I watched the bonus disc (documentary Small Wonders) in the Music of the Heart movie. There is a scene in which Isaac Stern "couched" the students to play. What is the song they were playing? Thanks for the information.
Since the blocks are leveled after gluing to the mold, why cut the rib heights taper to the top block when preparing the block (according to J&C and Strobel)? Can't I just make them of the same height?
I use plywood to make the mold. Do I need to seal it to prevent glue from causing problems later in removing the mold? What is use to seal plywood? What is a better choice for the mold? Is that also required sealing?
Michael, regarding to your "Marking the rib thickness", how do you adjust (or measure) the distance between the nut head and the point/scratcher to the thickness? Do you mind post the complete picture of this tool? Thanks.