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  1. Sounds like generally Sitka not a great idea , what density would be best?
  2. I have soem 80 year old sitka , I was thinking of using it, has anyone had any luck with it. or is it just better to stick with Engelman, I have seen some say that you can thin the top a bit because of the strength to weight ratio. any advice would be appreciated. thanks kevin
  3. I have my curing box in a space that will go down to about 20 f tonight is that ok or should I move it to a warmer room
  4. looking for any tips on using this unit or any other forums that would , does not seem to be too popular at this point. thanks
  5. Ivc has this video, I was wondering if anyone has made varnish using this video and what your thoughts are Making Oil Varnish for Stringed Instruments by Ricardo B. Flores. Exclusively made for IVC., this DVD demons also this you tube video. thanks for any help. kevin
  6. if you cook a small batch, does it shorten the time vs. a bigger batch, is there much difference?
  7. lookin for some info on this cello. I am not set up for working on it. like to get an idea of value to sell online. thanks for any help on this
  8. looks like they narrowed the outline after the purfling, maybe before the were put on ribs and found ribs narrower ?
  9. Is a good idea to clean with alcohol every year or so ? Or only after you fell it is b Not grabbing , I have been using this bow for a year with almost hair loss. I play about 2 hours a day
  10. give them a call, Phone: (540) 645-7499Email: wmmasonviolins@gmail.com tell em kevin sent ya
  11. There is a great class in Fredericksburg Virginia William Mason violins I've taken the class three times I highly recommend it you would have to take a week's vacation but worth it
  12. saw thi the other day for flat blades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUoEPgcqUFc
  13. what is the Hz of the A string on this instrument ?
  14. what about the people who use no chinrest? I have been doing that lately, and I can put my chin on the body, and take it off and hear no discernible difference, and a better violin may make a difference, but I do see some good players not use one.
  15. Is it a good idea not to mix different species of trees when making varnish, or does it make it more a crap shoot to the end result? thanks
  16. yes green wood houses are not rare the do move though
  17. here is what I have and used to use
  18. thanks, don . the ones I have been using carve nicely, I think I got them from IV other than that is there an aesthetic reason ?
  19. the fiber seems to bend easier, but is there a reason not to use it?
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