• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About dand

  • Rank
  • Birthday 08/27/1956

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

4705 profile views
  1. Time to summon the expertlse...(and dont just point to a previous thread !)
  2. okay...looks like shipping would be around 57 USD. If you are still interested let me know and I will message you with payment details etc.
  3. I could possibly ship to Sweden...not sure about price though...will check to see.
  4. Good job. I am also curious about how it sounds...pls keep us posted and thanks for the pics.
  5. Interesting stuff...I wonder if a set of plans exist. It would be a blast to make...looks like a challenge to play but I like the sound.
  6. Mr Darnton also has an excellent chapter on edgework. I dont currently have the link. It was part of a book he had been putting together.
  7. I also am a fan of the Davide Sora videos that Mr. Coleman mentioned....great stuff. I am not sure how much wood carving you have done already.. but one thing to keep in mind is that the spruce will carve much differently than the maple. The softer wood (spruce) for the top plate will require just a bit more finesse and care to prevent tear out or over carving... the gouge can easliy remove a bit more than intended untill you gain a feel for the process. You can do some practice on the plate cutoffs. These cutoffs are also useful for purfling practice, ground and varnish trials, glue trials, and specific gravity measurements.
  8. okay ... 500 usd and shipping included (only for lower 48 states) Now 450 ! Unlikely to find this reference set for less.
  9. This is a very well put together set of materials..featuring master Prier doing the demonstrations. This 15 DVD set is like new still in the original jackets. I am asking 550 USD for the set plus shipping. This set is listed in the 2019 international violin co. catalog at 749 USD. Please be patient .. I will try to respond in a reasonable fashion. indicate your interest on this thread. I will check daily. Feel free to ask questions. Thanks
  10. very sad indeed, i will certainly miss his inputs.
  11. The Luthiers library info i mentioned is pertaining to the 1668 instrument I believe. They also have an interesting set of phtos where they run a laser light across the plates to give visual refererence to the where the arching measurements were taken along with the arching data they collected.
  12. Roger Hargrave also has an excellent artickel on a 1679 Stainer in much the same state of preservation as the 1668 residing at the Museum. You can access Rogers article from his website. These violins are both remarkable in their state of preservation..very little if any modernization. I have a copy of the 1668 technical drawings which I purchased from the museum some years back. The drawings are wonderfully detailed and even include some color photo callouts for a few of the more interesting areas..corners and such. The drawings are not cheep (about 100 USD) but well worth it. I plan to do a build from this set of prints...but have not decided yet about wether to do a baroque version or not. It should be straight forward to build a mold from the data supplied and go from there once you obtain a copy if that ends up being your plan of attack. In addition a full set of color photos can be viewed from the Luthiers library database
  13. Good work on the tools...amazing what can be done with some coal .. There is a TV show called forged in fire...where they pit 3-4 smiths against each other with limited time to create various forged blades...great fun... Watched an oriental dude work on a small sword using a small charcoal grill in his backyard...the neighbor called the fire department at one time..lots of smoke... I think he ended up taking first place in that round of competition... fun stuff.... made me think about picking up a small forge. (to much else going on though) The gouges look like really good stuff. Nice to be able to make sweep and depth what you like. Cool stuff Arno.