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  1. Amazon UK has the Turpentine 1oz £8.25
  2. Do you have a local organic/whole food market. Got mine at Claremont Sunday Market when we were at So. California Violin Making Workshop.
  3. We've opted for single maker, hand made. Met Don Leister, and Don Lenker at Michael Darton's violin making clases. Ended up having Don Leister make my daughter a viola, it was his 50th instrument, and Don Lenker made her a cello. She loves playing both of them, so the so called lower tier of makers can satisfy. Would rather have them than a factory built instrument any day. Alright, she doesn't play solo's professionally, but did play in professional orchestra in Phoenix, AZ when we lived there, so she is no slouch at playing.
  4. Josh has helped us in the past too. He is a very generous teacher, which makes him a wonderful person. So very knowledgeable about bows, and willing to share with this newbie. Thank you Josh, we do appreciate you.
  5. You can email John at UK 0117 925 4538 I called and ordered and paid for the book over the phone. Daughter is currently reading it, so I've only skimmed it right now. Well worth the money, which for any book in this genre is cheap.
  6. Never used any contraption/jig for bridge fitting always taught by Boyd Poulsen and Michael Darnton, it's all in the eyes.
  7. I nearly had coffee all over my computer keyboard when I read that. Will L doesn't know what a neat bench is, but he's a darn nice person. Love you Will.
  8. Will, I thought you had adopted Sally? Offer items to friends first, at a reasonable price. Don't forget your fellow students at the workshops. AND remember you adopted Sally. <grin>
  9. Went to the Pomona classes for a number of years, really worth the money, and the people there are so welcoming, and share lots of info. You get a one on one with Michael Darnton every week, and the subject is of your choosing. We'd still be going to the Pomona classes if we hadn't moved across the pond. Also usually bow people there at the same time, in a different classroom. Lots of music is played, so if you play be sure to take an instrument with you.
  10. Lived in Arizona for 20 years, got advised not to use Dampits, so the violins, violas, and cello did not get humidified, NO cracks.
  11. Alberti anything is the way to go. Love his tools, well worth the money, you won't regret it.
  12. Alberti peg shavers, or for that matter their tools are great. Work well, right out of the box, as others have attested to.
  13. I agree with Skiingfiddler regarding Arizona makers. I can personally recommend Don Lenker <<>. I own instruments by both those makers and I believe they are in your price range. They both have websites.
  14. Having recently moved to UK where are good places to purchase reasonably priced strings, and also luthier supplies? Thanks Sue
  15. Michael is a cellist as well as a maker and teacher.