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  1. We put a small dot on the inner most part of the corner blocka and a small dot on the insdie corners of the end blocks. The blocks are still full and when you shape the blocks the spot where you glued will hopefully be carved away. Mike Scoggins used to bitch at me for putting too big of a dot. You do want it to pop off when you want to get it off. He used the tip of a wooden match to place the micro-dot. We left the plates spot glued to the rib structure for much of the work of the outline, purfling and working the arch down with finger planes. p.s. pop the plates off with your opening knife. If you need a chisel, you used too much glue.
  2. in slc we tacked the plates on with a dot-a small dot-of white glue for doing the outline and purfling.
  3. I am continually offered the car keys in Japan. I always decline. Appropriate dealership name what ever they were trying to say.
  4. duane88

    The Bowmakers

    Charles got his wood from a 90 sq mile area just in from the coast. He showed me where on a map. He has done DNA teating of Pernambuco and has his own very specific ideas and requirements, some of which he discusses in the film. Based on his bows, it has validity. Where a bow maker gets their wood is kinda like asking a mushroom hunter/gatherer where they get their shroons! Once a maker has their lifetime supply of wood, then they might share, but not before, and getting excellent Pernambuco is becoming more and more difficult, if not nearly impossible-excepting the bow maker's estate. As Floriano mentions in the movie, he is trying to change that. Even a great bow maker can not make a great bow out of a substandard piece of wood. Charles' wood is special. My deceased friend and bow maker, Ann Larson, told me a story about Charles calling her up, when he still lived in Seattle, and inviting her over to have a look at some wood that Noel had been through and offered some to her. She had learned from Salchow and said that it quickly became apparent to Charles that she didn't know what she was looking at or how to properly choose. She said that Charles spent the afternoon showing her what to look for and how to evaluate Pernambuco. She told me that afternoon made all the difference in her bow making career and that the wood that she took that day made the best bows of her output. She also said that after Charles went through the pile with her that he mentioned that he needed to go back to Noel and have a chat with him, because there was wood in the pile that he should not have passed over. What is good wood? Apparently every good bowmaker has thier own opinion. Regarding pre-cut wood: Charles got a call from the east coast about a stash of Pernambuco, I believe it was in Maine. He said that he didn't need any, but his apprentice would be interested. Robert flew out. It had all been milled by the individual who had it, thinking that stick would be more valuable than logs. I believe that Robert said that he took about a dozen sticks out of a pile of a thousand or so. Shocked, the seller asked why. Robert explained that he had cut the sticks incorrectly and that the grain was not suitable for bow making. In the IPCI book, Charles has an article about efficient cutting of Pernambuco. It requires a lot of thought and planning, involves a lot of waste.
  5. duane88

    The Bowmakers

    They made mention of Shallock and included a picture of his young self at a bow bench. I miss him and sometimes worry about him. Sai spent a few weeks with Charles, but not enough to call him a student. Sai was never in PT, except for visits, and his bows are not stylistically linked to that tradition, lovely as they are. I have his latest violin bow out on trial as I type. PBS? It's a full-length feature movie. The amount of money required to get PBS to show it would be prohibitive. This was done on a shoestring, as far as movies go, about $400k (public knowledge from the Q&A session. 7 lovely benefactors).
  6. duane88

    The Bowmakers

    No, I made that point in my initial post. I thought that it would be the case going into the movie, but I, and everyone who I spoke with at the after party, thought that it would have greater appeal than just us.
  7. duane88

    The Bowmakers

    No. I am too young.
  8. duane88

    The Bowmakers

    Paul Siefried naked...
  9. I have a Japnese electronic tuner that lists the ranges for various instruments. All are correctly spelled for the western person except for: riorin! I am not a punative type of person, but if I ran into something like this on the web, that instrument might just go to the back room and not be available for sale. Not defending the OP, because I really dislike it when people, even here on MN, criticize businesses online without speaking directly to them. It can impact business and the business doesn't deserve that, but I was hoping that the OP would come out and admit to American English being the second or third language and that would explain things. As for General Music Stores as a whole, you can sometimes find good stringed instruments in them at very reasonable prices. They know what a Selmer MkVI is, but not a Dieudonne'.
  10. duane88

    The Bowmakers

    I asked about DVD and he wasn't very open to that right now. They are more interested in wider distribution, so contact your local artsy theater that runs things like this and send them the link to the website.
  11. I have Japanese friends who speak accentless english who sometimes use words in the strangest of ways. Like the time a cello bow was described as being "Rubenesque".
  12. duane88

    The Bowmakers

    Hello Stan, Please use the contact information on the website to notify the producer/director of this. A bunch of stuff coming from me won't mean nearly as much as requests coming in from lots of interested people in different places.
  13. Perhaps English is not the OP's first language and his choice of "Disreputable" is an issue of translation? They look like a general music store who probably know more about brass and woodwind instruments. To the orig. question: Buy from those who you can trust or if you find something that you must have elsewhere, purchase and go forward but don't bother complaining if you don't like what you have gotten. I will work on instruments purchased elsewhere, but you won't get any special deals and i probably won't be interested in taking in on trade toward something in my shop.
  14. Look for an article in the Strad, I believe, about him. He was helped, if I recall, by Roger Hargrave. Edit:a simple internet search provides a wealth of information, and I am not even that web savy...
  15. duane88

    The Bowmakers

    No. Vito, Selso, Charles, Robert, Ole,Matt,Cody, saw Paul Schuback. Paul Siefried was in the film but was unable to attend. Noel and Kevin figure prominently in the movie but were not there.