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About MikeC

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  • Birthday 08/23/1961

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    Violins, Varnish, forex trading & many other things.

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  1. That's what it looks like, crumbly varnish with a thin layer of french polish on top.
  2. or WW2 blackout curtains. Even growing up in the 60s my parents had those on the windows. Olive drab. Probably something dad brought home surplus.
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    Made in Cremona

    On the rare occasion when I've gotten a speeding ticket I usually tell the cop to give me two of them, Why? because I'll be back through here in a little while.
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    Made in Cremona

    Dad used to say "just a durned old picture hangin there on the wall" I think that was a parody of some song.
  5. I would keep it just for the neck, nice flame and antique patina. What does the back look like ?
  6. I like the squash, such an unusual design. I wonder does anyone actually pay those prices for ebay junk? Maybe I should sell mine there.
  7. If it's that red I wonder if you could make a lake pigment out of it, might be fun to try.
  8. J. What is that? It looks like an egg in a jar of wet hair. I think you mentioned hybiscus tea? That sounds interesting, I may test it out. For those of you who like a greenish gray, just about any alkaline will do that to wood. I put some baking soda solution on some maple one time and got that ugly green gray. Didn't do that again.
  9. Juarnerius, can you post a link to that thread? I must have missed it. Sounds interesting.
  10. MikeC

    juzek peg shaver

    I can't resist.
  11. You would probably go spinning in various directions because of the bow arm movement. Newtons laws of motion in an inertial reference frame and all that.
  12. If you use a propane torch and a pipe, use an iron pipe not a copper one. Copper gets way to hot too fast.
  13. I like carnatic violin music and there are some lessons on youtube but it is hard to learn from them.
  14. Are any of you still doing 3d printing? I'm just getting interested in it.
  15. Hi Fade, I think more explanation with photos and videos would be very interesting.