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  1. Let me add, before this goes off the rails, I really like the jig that Kev N (OP) made. It's a little overkill for the task at hand, but very well executed and very well thought out. Cheers to you! One of the best parts of this is always having the opportunity to think and problem solve and create. And you have done all three. Keep it up!
  2. Yes it does, if you are advising someone to set their neck at 29mm. Why not use 35mm? Or 50000000mm? If the measurements don't matter, then f**k it. You yourself said 29mm projection. Did you mean that? Again, setting a neck at 29mm is a failed neck set in my book. So what were you saying?
  3. 29mm seems quite a bit high. I would consider that a failed neck set. Who is this "master" that you reference over and over?
  4. Best advice? Marry a successful lawyer/doctor/etc. The second best advice can be found here.
  5. Cheers indeed! If it saves one life: The lockdowns have been an unmitigated disaster for people all over the world. "If it saves one life" is one of the most toxic, fallacious argument every
  6. It must be nice to have the kind of wealth that you can just decide to "defer" getting your life back. I've seen all of the same faces at my gas station/grocery store/department store since this time last year. The same people. Working all this time. What fucking finish line are you talking about? Some people didn't even know they were in a race.
  7. Three days. How long does it take you to carve a scroll by hand? Assuming a regular working day, do you save any time?
  8. Use clamps! For the life of me I can't understand the point of a rubbed joint. You're making a violin, not a center joint. Get the job done well and move on. There are much more important things to do.
  9. How about this: The current (last 30 years) crop of Cremonese makers encompass many nationalities. Many started their career in Cremona, and never left. Every instrument they made was made in Cremona. Yet they are not Italian, at all. I'm thinking of several examples, an Austrian, a Columbian, Danish, Swedish and on and on. So, would these instruments, made in Cremona, with Cremonese training, but by a non-Italian, be considered Italian instruments?
  10. Traditional tonewoods Reinhard is a good guy, very easy to work with. Some of his wood is over 10 years old.
  11. None of this sounds good.
  12. This, times 1000. I'm always amazed that some of the same people that will disabuse "amateur luthiers" from working on instruments have no problem slinging accounting advice or encourage people to DIY their tax work. Use a professional, that's what they are for.