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  1. You could always make a “known” 4/4 model and make it with a shorter string length or a t-nut
  2. Are we talking violin viola cello or bass?
  3. I remember seeing somewhere at some point a peg shaver that looked like a old fashioned pencil sharpener. Did everything from fitting the shaft to rounding the end. Jesse
  4. Don, I saw a YouTube video of KC strings doing something similar. I believe the heated element or blanket was on the bottom and the counter form was secured to that. Seems to work upto cello at least. here is the video. The rib bending starts at about 3:50. Hope this is what you are talking about. Video Jesse
  5. I made a cello back out of American sycamore about 8 yrs ago. And it’s still the same as when I made it. Movement wise lol and a neck at the same time that is still straight. It’s been sitting in my shop without a FB attached. Granted this a sampling of 2 Jesse
  6. We need a like button. Anonymously of course.
  7. Hi There, im looking for mastic, sandarac, elemi, and some sort of copal. All the basics to get started experimenting. I’ll change these out if I react or one or another.
  8. Hi all, I have some oil varnish from Violin Varnish Italy about a year ago and can’t use it do to chemical sensitivity’s. I have gone in the spirt direction and would like to trade for ingredients to experiment with. These have never been opened and are still viscous but since they are a year old is like to only trade. Can’t test the stuff so no guarantees unfortunately. Iron Roainate oil varnish Zink Rosinate Ground Alizarian red oil varnish Oil Amber Varnish Jesse
  9. Wow that’s incredible! I’ll check it out and hopefully it works the same for me. I also use vinegar as a main ingredient for any cleaning lol. Any particular brand you recommend I look into?
  10. Similar to anaphylaxis. Headache, difficult to breath, nausea, flush. Heart rate increases. So while not exactly like it. It’s close enough to be worrisome.
  11. We all lived in Taipei when it was extremely polluted. Afterwards we had the same issues. So yes everyone in this household has the same chemical sensitivities. What exactly caused it we don’t know. Were we exposed to something where we lived? Was it in the air?