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About jezzupe

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    I used to do other stuff, now I just make violins

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    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    mmm' goo
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    JM Jones' bench

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    Craig Tucker, in rememberence.

    He will be sorely missed and always remembered, flame on CT
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    12-20K Viola Suggestions

    Luis Manfio!!!!
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    Chinese Caliper

    Next week it'be 150
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    Stolen from Hogwarts?

    Gosh I love a good mystery
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    Lowering B0 mode at fingerboard of finished violin

    there is a fellow, David Langsather, and while I don;t personally agree with everything he states, and while he might not be known as "well known" maker, I do know that he is in to tuning big time and has lots of information about the subject, if one "believes" it or that it helps, well thats up to you, but he does tune, everything, tailpieces , pegs I think even, I dunno, it may have something helpful...I've had contact with him in my early days and found him to be a real nice guy.
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    Non-Drying Fulton Varnish

    uvc is absorbed by the earth, uvb, the uv responsible for "tanning/burning" is mostly absorbed by most standard glass, the uva, about 75% goes through, so really sun through windows does not give the proper spectrum to UV cure varnish that is susceptible to UV curing. So I would try the lamp and see if you get different results
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    Non-Drying Fulton Varnish

    uv lamp?
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    White glue drop on paper label- removal

    well that's quite a project Steph, I think the 'leave it be approach is probably best with the glue spot, the only suggestion I could make is if you want to try to remove it with water that you would make "thickwater" by making a thick sugar water solution/syrup, the sugar in the water makes it so it has lots of surface tension, so if you take a tooth pick and place a tiny drop of the thickened sugar water 1. it will stay put 2. bead up as a ball and stay that way 3. feed water into the glue/paper label much slower than a drop of straight water. In other words if you get the thickness right it makes it so the drop stays put and slowly wets the spot, but it would take multiple small drops, and i fear the discoloration is permanent. with the repair I agree that maybe removing the peones would make the repair better/stronger?
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    the way I see it in my 11 years here is; ask a question, someone will respond, if it's valid advice, thats usually it, if it's a more complex question , often we get more responses or different takes on it,but quite frankly I'm not sure what your talking about, I've never felt the group here to be 'unfriendly" to anyone. diy or otherwise I just see it as a place to get free advice from many people who normally charge money for the same advice in their work setting, among other things. I do think anyone who does diy work has a responsibility to history to make sure that they are not inadvertently crazy gluing a top on to a Strad, but other than that I think most people here encourage folks to get their feet wet in the world of Luthier.
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    How to make decent edges

    We have a resident Luthier here , Davide Sora. Davide has some instructional videos on Utube that goes over his approach to edge work. They are most excellent for visual help with this task. an example
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    On a side note; I generally wear an advertising sandwhich board for Joe and his varnishes as I am really a big fan of his products. The other day I was at the guitar forum in the "build" section discussing varnish, naturally I brought up the subject as the toxicity of lacquer was the main subject. I suggested that people check out "old world" varnishes and was touting Cremona/Joe style varnish and it's solvent turpentine and how these old world products are far superior compared to lacquer and urethane as far as transparency, durability and toxicity go, and was surprised to have to whip out all the msds/.gov papers stating that turpentine is not classified as a carcinogen. In my post I had talked of how I worked for finish companies doing test work and how I though there was tons of bs related to these "better living through chemistry" varnishes and how corporate propaganda helped make old world varnish obscure, and as if by magic they re-enforced that by many of them being under the assumption that turpentine was cancerous. I thought it was "funny" how people who were asking rudimentary questions about the safety of breathing lacquer thinner somehow were under the impression, or were "pretty sure" turpentine causes cancer, which of course it does not. In a world driven by profit, it is hard to know what the truth about anything is anymore. welcome back Carlo, good to see you here, we missed you.
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    Fiddles shmiddles! Look what we made today!

    Arching by eye, my fav
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    Attention to detail and stifled creativity?

    amen to that one brother , "meh my shoulder hurts, what about a bevel edge?" " I don't care about the rain forest I'm old and I want Rosewood" "how can I make my guitar louder than the banjo"