Julian Cossmann Cooke

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About Julian Cossmann Cooke

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  • Birthday 10/19/1955

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    Austin, TX
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    Making; restoration; psychoacoustics; grounds and varnishes; aesthetic development of the violin family instruments form

    Studied with Karl Roy, Jim Robinson, and Zoran Stilin at UNH summer program for three years; completed studies at VMSA studying with Charles Woolf,Georg Meiwes, Sanghoon Lee, and Aubrey K. Alexander; attended 2016 and 2017 Oberlin Summer Restoration Workshop

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  1. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    Peg shapers: Alberti v Herdim

    I like the way your mind works, Jerry. May I quote you when I am explaining the outlay to my wife?
  2. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    Peg shapers: Alberti v Herdim

    I have the standard nonadjustable Herdims and have had no trouble with the pegs matching up with the holes reamed with my Herdim straight cut reamers.
  3. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    Peg shapers: Alberti v Herdim

    Cud be great, JM.
  4. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    Peg shapers: Alberti v Herdim

    If you already had a set of Herdims (violin and cello), would you say goodbye to them and buy Albertis? Is there that big a difference or is it about "the latest and the greatest" syndrome?
  5. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    2018 Joe Thrift workshop

    Mike, you're clearly taking money under the table, judging from how many times Jim Bressette appears in the pictures.
  6. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    2018 Joe Thrift workshop

    I was wondering whether we would see our resident astrophysicist in the pics...;)
  7. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    In the white

    Do you set your instruments up in the white before varnishing? If so, what have you learned from this step?
  8. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    cello plans

    The National Music Museum in South Dakota offers a technical drawing of the King. At $150 it is a bit pricey, though if you are going to invest in tools and wood, the price is relatively reasonable. https://shop.nmmusd.org/collections/technical-drawings/products/nmm-3351-violoncello-the-king-by-andrea-amati-cremona-mid-16th-century For considerably less, you may be able to buy the King poster from The Strad bookstore. It should provide the information you need. I just don't know whether that particular poster is in stock.
  9. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    The Universe Within

    My sense is that he does not have a lot of contact with the rest of the lutherie community here in Austin. But that could be a misconception on my part. I will be inviting him to the next gathering of Central TX luthiers/archetiers later this year.
  10. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    The Universe Within

    Charles Ervin is an instrument and bow maker based in Austin and Taos, NM from what I understand.
  11. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    Maple backs from the 80's-90's

    Dorian, the jpgs don't display as photographs.
  12. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    Working with pigments

    Vastly improved my archive of Viotti photos, Janito. Thank you! ( Yes, I do have the poster put out by The Strad. But one can never have enough candy, can one?!)
  13. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    Working with pigments

    Toch writes about getting a permanent yellow by making a lake of paranitraniline (p. 171), causing some excitement on my part. Until I read that there are risks to health if the stuff is inhaled or absorbed through the skin: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1035798/pdf/brjindmed00264-0037.pdf. Thoughts from the MNhive?
  14. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    Speeding up suntanning

    Worldcat just lists where the holdings are -- which libraries. I got this in ILL when I was in SLC.
  15. Julian Cossmann Cooke

    Speeding up suntanning

    Interesting resource available through libraries and ILL (http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_bks&q=the+art+of+mordanting+and+staining&fq=dt%3Abks) : The Art of Mordanting and Staining, William Zimmerman.