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  1. it could be sharp edges (where the strings enter the nut) or it might be that the nut is too high. When you play near the nut (G#, D#, A#, F), you might end up bending the strings too much.
  2. The good thing about string length is that it can be measured only in one way, but it depends also on how thick the strings are, or the material.
  3. thanks, this way the string length as a consequence will become 328.8mm. These little differences I suppose they will become more apparent when doing a cello.
  4. Jerry you measure 130mm like this?
  5. yes, I mean fb/neck junction, blue line, from the nut until the belly plate edge level (which also means 129.29 mm on the red line).
  6. Thanks for your replies. I think also that on paper it's easy to draw a neck 129.39, but on the wood nobody would do that, it's not practical, it's better to do 130 (measured at the neck/fb junction) and the string length, as a consequence, will become 328.6mm (unless you put the fb projection below 27, or a body stop less than 195). I see 328mm mentioned often, but they should say 328 A.K.A 328.6 , well, no big deal, but I discovered something new.
  7. I noticed that if I use 130mm as a neck length, the string length will become 328.6mm. And if I want to achieve an exact 328mm, the neck length must be 129.39mm. No big deal, but what do you think?
  8. I think it doesn't matter whether is sulfate or carbonate, I would buy both, the price is the same, maybe the calcium carbonate is easier to find, coarse or extra fine. I don't know for food, but in painting, lime and gypsum can be interchanged for each other.
  9. why not to buy calcium carbonate on ebay?
  10. You are welcome, I didn't use any rosin (like Rembrandt...), only linseed oil.
  11. I didn't do any sanding, just tapping with my finger. If the plaster of paris is extrafine you won't have any problem. I used some yellow chalk (from a crayola sidewalk chalk ), but even if you use white chalk, it will turn yellow after some time. Mixed with linseed oil, it just became like any other pigment, ketchup consistency, easy to spread.
  12. Wow, it's the first time I hear this, don't know if it's true, but interesting anyway. Flames are also considered a sign of strength and good health, they are just more difficult to carve (but that's another story). I also could say that if the flames slow down the speed of sound, than, on a bridge the flames should increase the speed of sound, because (unlike the annual rings) they are directed towards the belly plate.
  13. Whatever the direction is, the flames are not considered a weakness, otherwise they would never make violin plates or necks in flamed maple, don't you think?
  14. well, then we should be afraid of the cross grain in the back plate?