Tets Kimura

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  • Birthday 03/23/1979

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  1. Sorry @Andreas Preuss, that was me in disguise.
  2. He's only saying that he wants to avoid his wife's wrath he gets when cooking his varnish outside in an open container. So he's thinking cooking in a closed flask could be a good idea to keep fumes and smell down, therefore keeping peace with his wife. Anyway, @Nik Kyklo, if you are cooking resin to make it darker, you can keep the temperature quite low and have a lid (with a hole) on so it doesn't smoke and smell like crazy. With linseed oil, as contrary to popular belief, it doesn't need to be cooked for long to combine with resin, anyway.
  3. The Pompidou Center will be closed from 2023 for several years.
  4. You should post the question on the Maestronet News. @ghunt is usually quick to respond to any technical issues.
  5. I'm making more and more violas lately. Here, another da Salo model (412mm) is enjoying a beautiful, bright autumn day before receiving finishing touches.
  6. Wow, I don't even know whether I'm looking at Spanish or Italian, but I'm speaking another language. Cool. Anyway, I still have the drawings and measurements of Goffriller. You are welcome to have them, but as they are drawn on actual paper, I ask you to wait for me to convert them to PDF if you are living in Europe (or anywhere else other than Japan.) I've got a busy week ahead so it'll be sometime next week, I'm afraid. Please send me a PM and we can communicate about that.
  7. My Montagnana model played by a talented young musician.
  8. I had not been able to access Maestronet for a week or so. Since then I've found that I can reach the site by using a proxy server. I'm guessing the server is blocking access from IP addresses from certain countries (in my case Japan.)
  9. @Andreas Preuss can correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems far less common to stamp bridges here in Japan. I suspect it's something to do with the traditional craftsman's mentality.
  10. That was entertaining. Thanks.
  11. I'm getting this violin ready for the upcoming exhibition in Tokyo which I'm helping to organize. The exhibitors include some of the exciting Japanese makers such as @Andreas Preuss , Keiji & Aya Nakanishi , and other makers from abroad such as Catherine Janssens, Victor Bernard, etc. If you ever happen to be in Japan between 8th ~ 10th Nov , please come along!
  12. Tell me if the original Guad has a bad reputation for its sound (or the look for that matter), and then we'll talk. I'm not directing this to you, reguz, btw.
  13. Thanks, Evan. I'm getting the hang of it, but every instrument is still a challenge.