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  1. Thanks The 9 mm measurement would get you in the ballpark, but not in your seat. Perhaps it was an oversight, and these two measurements failed to get listed in appendices2.
  2. Sorry but can you help clear up some confusion? Is that Lex Luthier or Lex the Luthier?
  3. 110 mm wide that goes down to a thin acute edge is too tight ..... ..... but you can take the extra wood from the Upper bouts or CC-bouts after cutting the outline, and glue 'wings' onto the Lower bouts, widening and thickening your plate, using the same exact matching wood. No adverse sound effects, and done well, almost impossible to spot. If you look close enough at old instruments, you will see these 'wings' being used all the time when good wood was not wide enough.
  4. Good point David! A very 'common sense' approach! Oh and what tool would you recommend using for this job??? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Or would you consider this tool to be too underpowered for this job?
  5. Can you list what are the numbers for the difference in E and G scoops that Roy gives? I don't have the book.
  6. My guess is that Karl Roy does not give numbers for the amount of scoop under the strings, but following the 41.5 mm radius template at each end, with 5.5 mm edges, and 9 mm middle thickness accomplishes the same thing.
  7. Appendices2 fom Karl Roy's book reads "Thickness: End of Neck" 4/4 violin as 9 mm. This strikes me as being the end of the neck where it meets the neck root. So you end up with a measurement somewhere between the Nut end and the Bridge end of the fingerboard. This would mean that the measurement would be taken very close to the middle of the fingerboard.
  8. You might find reading the articles that Roger Hargrave has written on the subject of Cremonese making techniques to be helpful. The Working Methods of Guarneri del Gesù and their Influence upon his stylistic Development by Roger Hargrave As for why the conclusion that the purfling came after the plates were attached to the ribframe, you only need to try using pins to attach your plates, like Stradivari did. The Lady Blunt Stradivarius 1721
  9. Congratulations! Any chance of seeing pictures of the two instruments? Thanks!
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