paolojacm

Members
  • Content Count

    20
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by paolojacm

  1. Thank you very very much, Jacob and Martin!!!
  2. On this Capicchioni book I saw a photo of the original Lionel Tetris sketch, I could take a scan next weekend if you can't find anything better here http://werbemittel-shop.biz/viobk/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=30 I'm also cutting a 16" mould
  3. Hello! Found this old Tetris topic just now. I'm starting to build a Tetris model viola, but I'm only 5'7" (1m 70cm) tall and I'd like to make it 16"... I'm a violist and I want to play it! Do you think it will sound nice (and not too bright) or I have to choose another Guarneri or Amati model, to achieve an acceptable good 16" instrument?
  4. Thank you all for all these infos! I've made a pair of FF holes Strad style. The left blue one is a standard model, very close to the FF published in "Quaderni di liuteria" n.13 book. The right red FF is a work in progress model, as I'd like a tiny 6mm upper eye FF to be placed on my 1690 Strad... STRAD_FF_holes.pdf
  5. Hello, I'm looking for Stradivari (or anything else) printable templates to cut a violin scroll, in particular a generic back (or just the project to make it with the compasses, just like in "quaderno di liuteria n.13 - Cremona) And what about the FF holes? Do you know a website to find and print some templates, as in my posters I don't have it, and the FF on the photo are deformed... thx
  6. Thank you Fracois, really interesting... now I realize how much belly and back are different on antique instruments... I have always choosen the back from photos and posters. But after the extrapolation I enlarge all measures proportionally to obtain a 355 body instrument at the final step. p.s. Most of us at the violin making school appreciate and study your book about proportional design.
  7. Thank you Ben, I'm studying italian piedmontese violing making school, and Rocca is considered one of the best violin makers of 19th century. I really need to study the GdG Alard as a starting point to make his violins. This Alard poster has thicknesses of bottom and belly on it? If these measurements are written in the poster please choose a poster on thestrad website (or the violin kaking site you prefer) and I will immediatly order it for you in return, you can send me your address in a PM
  8. Joseph Rocca loved it, as he was one of the first italian violin makers to use a Guarneri model. Before that he was just making Pressenda models (of which by now I've found NOTHING! posters, measures etc... sigh)
  9. Yes Manfio, I'm in love with Rocca (and piedmontese) violins, hope to find all the infos I need to construct these instruments I know they are just inspired from GdG and Stradivari, but I think I also need to study GdG Alard. Thank you fiddlercollector for these measures, it's a starting point for me.
  10. Hello, I've just bought the portfolio-book about Giuseppe Rocca (Joseph Rocca) 1844 and 1849 violin, by J. Kass. Photos are perfetc but there are no measurements about the 1849 model, so I just could project the internal shape, scroll and FF Can you help me to find thicknesses and other measurements about this violin (maybe on Eric Blot piedmontese volume?), or just about GUARNERI Alard 1742 (Model who inspired Rocca)? Thestrad doesn't sell them, I did't find it anywhere on the net. Thanks pjm
  11. Hello, I've just bought the portfolio-book about Giuseppe Rocca (Joseph Rocca) 1844 and 1849 violin, by J. Kass. Photos are perfetc but there are no measurements about the 1849 model, so I just could project the internal shape, scroll and FF Can you help me to find thicknesses and other measurements about this violin (maybe on Eric Blot piedmontese volume?), or just about GUARNERI Alard 1742 (Model who inspired Rocca)? Thestrad doesn't sell them, I did't find it anywhere on the net. Thanks pjm
  12. quote: Originally posted by: Torbj�rn Zethelius quote: Originally posted by: paolojacm Maybe this kind of waist was shaped beacause of the octave strings (huge tickness)... don't you think that a bridge should also be fitted with the strings? Of course it should. How would thicker strings benefit from a narrow waist though? When all is said and done: If the customer's happy, then everything's fine. No I'm not happy...just fearing that my bridge has not the correct shape for thicker strings.Must buy another blank bridge, and let waist as it is without removing too much wood.
  13. Maybe this kind of waist was shaped beacause of the octave strings (huge tickness)... don't you think that a bridge should also be fitted with the strings?
  14. I stole it in a egyptian museum (hate web-translators) Yes it's just parchment.
  15. Ehm! The E string protector is a creation of mine, my first attempt with papyrus and glue (looking at some others photos in the forum) Can you help me to improve this tecnique? Next year I'm probably going to a violin making school, but at the moment I'm really a noob!
  16. Thank you all!I'm an eletric violinist but I'm trying to setup my old acoustic violin (wanna play acoustic!), so I've taken my "guarneri" (probably a 100 y.o. german violin) to a young violin maker, that fitted this bridge for a very little amount of money. I've taken now a photo of the fingerboard (sorry no light to make it decently). And sorry for octave strings eheheh now just bought a Dominant mute.
  17. Sorry I erroneously replied with a new post: open_thread Please delete this thread.
  18. Hello, here it is! Do you know this kind of bridge? It has big and strange holes... how do they interact with sound? Do you think this kind of holes can darken the emission of sounds?