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  1. maestronet server hosts its own images which us why images are still visible years later. There are about 130,000 images on the server. Adding a hard drive is cheaper than paying rent.
  2. I have sent a message to the site admin regarding this problem and hopefully things can be restored to the way it was. I only want to log in when I want to post a comment.
  3. I really don't understand why there are so many guests who can view the content. What browser are they using? I really need to view the content as a guest. I have written a python script that allows me to save a discussion in a very readable format instead of using the tedious cut and paste method. Is this a temporary situation?
  4. As of this morning there were 27 registered users and 75 guests viewing the content of Maestronet so it might just be something with specific browsers ... I am not sure.
  5. I used to able to view content as a guest but now I get "Sorry, there is a problem Something went wrong. Please try again. Error code: EX0" I have always been using FireFox. Clearing the cache and history does not solve the problem. This is a very recent problem. Any idea what the solution might be??
  6. Its been awhile since I posted. I am still in the process of setting up the ash, pear, maple and quilted maple violins after varnishing. i like to let the oil varnish harden for at leat 4 or 5 weeks before I polish and do the setup. Both maple violins are a dark golden brown; the pear violin is red-brown and the ash violin is amber. Here is the ash violin drying in the sun
  7. I can see trying this design with a spruce top, especially the increased thickness below the bass f-hole but I don't see the purpose of the supports (diagonal braces) for the back. Have you tried this with a standard graduated back?
  8. Just to wrap up... this violin was finished a couple of weeks ago and has settled in quite nicely. Now it is time to give them some sun before varnishing.
  9. There are two or more different types of notebooks. One is for your own notes as a summary of the key information on how you make a violin.... with lots of diagrams and measurements. The other is information that is unique for each violin you make so that you can review important details later. The third is how you varnished each violin.
  10. The box is closed and now it is time to move to the scroll. I now have to match the grain and flame of the ash with a maple neck block. I have a pre-cut (profile ) of a maple neck block but it was cut a long time ago and so does not conform to my method now. I tried to adapt my "printed scroll label" to this matching maple block but found out two things that bothered me. The pegbox was about 4 mm shorter and it was a bit too heavy. It would end up being about 10 gm heavier. Luckily I was able to find another more suitable one... similar grain and lighter.
  11. Just curious... What resources (books, videos etc) are you using. As was mentioned the best feedback is honest criticism of your work. Do you play the violins so that you can assess your sound personally without relying on polite comments. Setup and adjustments are also big component of violin making. Thanks for the pictures of your violins.
  12. The top is a one piece spruce 0.34 gm /cc which is on the light side. Because the grain lines are very close on the treble side compared to the bass side I decided to angle the treble f hole a bit more to cut more of the grain lines for more freedom of movement in that area. I also do a bit of fluting of the lower f-hole wings.
  13. I have two 4/4 violin scolls almost at the same stage and one (soft ample) weighs 108 gm and the other (quilted maple) weighs 121 gm. Weight will be removed when you fit the neck to the fingerboard. What weight were you expecting to get at this stage?
  14. Just to finish up this Matlab (Octave) contour program in case there are some interested programmers. I could not find an easy way to exclude the boundary points using one if statement so I used a For Loop to iterate through all the values in the vector (1 dim array). Here is the code. It is a bit of a "hack" since if an internal point has the same value as an boundary point it will also be excluded. So I am going to leave as is for now. for i = 1 : length(z) if z(i) != 4.2000 % boundary value of the edge text(x(i),y(i)+10.,[num2str(z(i))],'FontSize',20); % plot z value with a y offset endif end Now back to violin making.
  15. I looked up plotting text at an (x,y) location and just added this line to my program. It plots all z values. Maybe later I will exclude the outline. text(x, y+10., [num2str(z)], 'FontSize', 20); % plot z value with a y offset Matlab ( or Octave ) is a very efficient programming language since the default type is a vector. No need to write For.. Loops.
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