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  1. actonern

    8 violin clips for tone evaluation

    At this point my biggest question is whether you (Don) know what a good violin sounds like. Not saying I do, but whether you do? From your recorded and posted "opus" so far, they tend to my year toward "fast", "loud", and "dryish" in tendency...
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    8 violin clips for tone evaluation

    I only counted seven tracks... but #3 of all of them was my favorite... less dry on the bottom.
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    mysterious secrets of new violins
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    Introducing myself

    Canada's east coast has lots of interesting town/village names... "Dildo" Newfoundland "Crapaud" Prince Edward Island. Imagine... Fecit Crapaud 2015
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    The end ofthe free Strad poster for subscribers?

    Do you get cranky with holocaust denial, pushback, or just the whole icky thing? There are days when we get out of bed and have to stand for something? "This is a violin oasis" is well and good, till it isn't.
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    Easy, or at least easier!

    A sanding disk plate on a table saw also makes short work of this step. Looking down on the sweep of the arc one can quickly and by eye get it done...
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    How many hours go into the making of a violin ?

    I take it Nathan is suggesting that purposeful confident work can be both neat and exciting. Lingering fussiness blurs character.
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    The end ofthe free Strad poster for subscribers?

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    The end ofthe free Strad poster for subscribers?

    "...The poster (p.i.) child for this is National Geographic (gotten a good map from them lately?), compare a 1950's issue with a current one and see what I mean..." Yes. As I recall, there were a lot more articles on African tribes back then...
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    Group Build?

    You don't look old! You look like Santa! Timeless, can we say???
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    How to Organize Your Bench

    Pffft! In North America, we man sit.
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    How to Organize Your Bench

    I bet that's right. And a jigsaw, yellow glue and varathane,
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    How to Organize Your Bench

    "My husband might not want photos of his "shop" floating around but it is a 6' x 6' area with a 7' ceiling,..." That's pretty cozy! Does the door by any chance have bars?
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    Arch height affect on sound

    "Well, you know what happens when you bend a piece of wood; you squize out some air, therefore there is less left in the wood to resonate! In my limited experience it is the air in the reeds and the structure of their walls that give the spruce/fir tonewood the resonance." But as the compressed cells become smaller on one side of the bent piece, aren't the cells on the other side getting stretched and bigger, cancelling out the effect?