Dwight Brown

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About Dwight Brown

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    Viola Farmer
  • Birthday 04/25/1960

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    Del Rio, TX USA
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    Instruments and Bows<br /><br />Olympic Target Shooting (pistol)<br /><br />Ham Radio<br /><br />Rocketry

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  1. This one is right on per your test. DLB
  2. The head looks much too new. Perhaps the wrong style too. I heard of a bow that used an authentic handle with a new stick grafted on under the lapping. DLB
  3. Here is a gizmo that I find really comes in handy. It's the only one that does not cost a mint that is accurate (as far as I know) https://www.ambientweather.com/fikf122pmh.html DLB
  4. The split A/C - Heat pump units might be ideal for a garage. Quite a bit more sturdy than window units and can be mounted up out of the way. I don't know if you have them in AUS but we in the USA often get stuff last so I bet you do. something like this. https://www.amazon.com/Heating-Cooling-Ductless-Conditioner-Installation/dp/B07B8K55HM?ref_=Oct_TopRatedC_14554130011_3&pf_rd_r=25PD6230QPR3A0FJWCZF&pf_rd_p=3b2e9776-e875-59b1-b85a-b9e7ba6b4117&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-10&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=14554130011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER This is just one I found in a hurry not an endorsement of a particular brand. DLB
  5. I try like hell to always wipe off instruments every time. I know you guys are taking about cleaning grungy customer instruments. I use D-Limonene from this place. https://floridachemical.com/ https://floridachemical.com/index.php/product-applications/d-limonene-and-other-citrus-terpenes I learned about it from a guy at Robertsons. It is safe, it smells like oranges and so far has not damaged any instrument or bow I have used it on. Xylene is readily available but it can damage varnish (Matsuda and Becker to name two) I am not suggesting than anybody use anything to clean anything here! It is one of the third rails around here! This stuff works for me and that's all I will say. I am completely unqualified to suggest anything. D-Limonene is at least a whole lot safer than Xylene and works just as well in my experience. DLB Let the blood letting begin!
  6. Hi Dimitri! Yes, I have several of the 9.5mm Minox spy cameras and a bunch of accessories , I also have a the small 35mm camera they made. I guess what got me intersted in them was that they were made in Wetzlar, Germany the same town as Leica. I have to admit that most of the time now I end up using a digital camera. Either a Canon or a Fuji. The Fuji is very like a Leica. Now that I have had my eyes renewed as it were I can see to focus a camera again! There are a lot of really interesting Italian cameras I have seen pictures of, but I have never seen in real life. DLB
  7. That sounds like a good idea. Maybe something to do with hanging the instrument on a peg? I like WB's idea. DLB
  8. I have no idea, of course, whether the ‘cello is really by him or anything else about that shop. DLB
  9. https://www.amati.com/en/maker/primavera-adolph DLB
  10. It does look interesting. DLB
  11. The collection at Vermillion SD is on line to a certain extent. This includes a quartet of Andrea Amati Instruments . http://nmmusd.org DLB
  12. Bwian! Fling him to the floor most woughly centuwrion! DLB
  13. If JBV had a top that displayed that flaw in the treble side of the top do you think he would have used the piece of wood and finished the instrument? Are there any other top quality JBV fiddles that display such flaws? DLB