Christian Pedersen

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About Christian Pedersen

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    Albuquerque, NM
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    Violin making, varnish and antiquing!

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  1. This has worked for me for close to 30 years. It's a prototype that worked so well I haven't needed to make a new one.
  2. Ebay, but they are easy to find.
  3. https://olfa.com/craft/product/cushion-grip-knife-ak-4/ This one securely holds the blade!
  4. I'm surprised they didn't use a French instrument in the advertisement!
  5. Darkened pegboxes (black or what ever color) in older instruments is a typical step after a scroll graft and bushings. Most of the expensive instruments where I work have darkened pegboxes. If you like it, do it. If you don't, don't. It's not a big deal!
  6. Matt, Those strings are the Chinese ones that come on the bass originally. I believe most folks toss them. I would replace them with D'Addario Helicore strings. --Chris
  7. Mr. Wall, I would think some "L" patches or cleats (whatever your preferred terminology is) would be the safe way to go. I've seen these on some rather old repairs with few problems. --Chris
  8. I've had great luck with unstained boxwood. Several years ago I picked up a bag of pen blanks from Woodcraft. --Chris
  9. Are these instruments by a father and son? --Chris
  10. I'm with Martina and Manfio, I would purfle. Without purfling, I think this would be a hard instrument to sell where I work. --Chris