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  1. After perusing the photos.. I agree with Mystic as to the violins origin.. and also would like to say welcome to this forum. The fingerboard appears to have a bit of wear..so must have been played a fair amount at some point.
  2. Interesting that no splitting occured along the grain line....purfling to the rescue?
  3. Sorry for your loss as well. And thanks for sharing part of his life story with us.
  4. I get it !!! I am a kindred spirit or might say I have the same affliction. I have a few I have kept over the years (small collection) hanging on the wall in my shop. They all have a story to tell, a voice of their own and I play them all... (not at once of course). Sometimes it isnt about making money.
  5. Time to summon the expertlse...(and dont just point to a previous thread !)
  6. 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.
  7. I could possibly ship to Sweden...not sure about price though...will check to see.
  8. Good job. I am also curious about how it sounds...pls keep us posted and thanks for the pics.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. okay ... 500 usd and shipping included (only for lower 48 states) Now 450 ! Unlikely to find this reference set for less.
  13. 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