Fjodor

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  1. Fjodor

    Fjodor´s bench

    Do you mean the gouge with the light colored wood handle? It's a Dastra brand gouge. I have several and do not have a problem that they loose the edge fast. Another set of Marples gouges is much worse in this respect. My favorite is an old English cast steel gouge that seems to stay sharp forever.
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    Peter KG's Bench

    Looks good. I have never got this dark ground with the quark/lime. Do you think the reaction is 'enhanced' primarily from the tea treatment or the sun tanning?
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    Urban Luthier's Bench

    Thanks, I agree it's good that there are options available. I'm testing varnish from vernici liutiera at the moment. Seems like good stuff and easy to brush. (Not as dark as Eugene's varnish but not any dust problems so far)
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    Fjodor´s bench

    I've been busy restoring an old flea market find. -new fingerboard - bushed peg holes - thinned the ribs and top ( ribs where up to 3 mm thick, top over 110g) - new bass bar -neck reset Sounds surprisingly good!
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    Urban Luthier's Bench

    Yes, I did not mean to be critical, it is a nice varnish, but different to other varnished I used. I think the oil/resin content is 50/50. It is not very viscous.
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    Urban Luthier's Bench

    Urban luthier, have you varnished a whole violin with Eugene's brown varnish? I like the color a lot, but found it very sensitive to dust. It would easily form small "black islands" around dust particles and leave white spots around. I had to pull the violin out of the light box after a while and go over it with a small brush to correct. Perhaps it would work better doing really thin coats like you do. Nice work!
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    Birdseye maple source

    https://www.drewbas-tonewood.com/shop-8
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    Torrefied Tonewood

    Yes, I think they were among the first to do this kind of treatment on a bigger scale. This is my favorite guitar with heat-treated birch/spruce , I bought from a friend that worked at Landola, some 15 years ago.
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    Torrefied Tonewood

    Found an interesting article by guitar maker Juha Ruokangas about the development of thermo treated wood for musical instruments in Finland in the 90's http://ruokangas.com/specifications/thermo-treatment/
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    Fjodor´s bench

    Thanks. There has been zero progress for me, as well, since the last update. (Busy at work - no energy for making) Vacation gave me some inspiration to carve a bit
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    Fjodor´s bench

    The necks of two new violins progressing slowly ...
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    New fingerboard material

    Yes! I ordered some blanks big enough for viola. I liked it except for the appearance. It doesn't really look ebony up close. Good density and easy to work with tools.
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    Peter KG's Bench

    I have the violin for sale at LK so I have not played it for some time. But we should have a test session to compare the "copy"
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    Peter KG's Bench

    Exciting to play the first notes soon! Merry Christmas!