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About MikeC

  • Birthday 08/23/1961

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    Violins, Varnish, forex trading & many other things.

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  1. Well if you need some, I have some that I could send to you.
  2. If you're talking about the kaolin that is mined in Georgia... I have about bucket of it about 40 pounds. How would you use it to make a lake?
  3. The recipe still survives since the 1700s? I'm always interested in varnish ideas.
  4. I started taking the survey but then realized much of it doesn't apply to me as a new novice maker.
  5. An old leather belt works well as a bending strap I seem to remember a photo of a Strad rib with a slight burn mark in the tight part of the C bout curve. I'll have to dig through a lot of old correspondence to find it though.
  6. I just found out I was wrong about something. Well there's a first time for everything. so the 27mm height is where the centerline of the fingerboard meets the bridge position. Not at the end of the fingerboard as I previously thought. Well fortunately it's not too late to make adjustments!
  7. I guess I'll have to wear a big backpack to carry wood home. With 125 horsepower you better strap the bowler down with a bungee cord.
  8. Warning: A non violin related post.... This is going to be my new toy. Half the weight and twice the horsepower of my old Honda VTX
  9. Well I'm trying to do a neck set and it's a bit too loose. I may need to glue a thin shim, maybe a plane shaving, on one side or both of the mortice and then re-set the neck. I got a good fit on the bottom where it contacts the button of the back plate by using homemade carbon paper. I've got right at 6mm overstand is that the right word for it? And right at 26mm at the end of the finger board. I know it should be 27mm. It's not too late to increase the angle a little bit to get an extra 1mm there. But the string pressure on the bridge is going to push the top plate down a little bit so maybe the current 26mm is ok.
  10. Badgers? We dont need no estinking badgers
  11. Someone put the post in crooked. And all those cleats! pretty much invalidates Fry's hypothesis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8-rOvWeV8k
  12. For a moment there I was afraid I had stumbled into the wrong sort of forum...
  13. Those are beautiful guitars. I don't have a clue but think it would be worth researching the art and technique of marquetry. There must be some information out there on how it's done on curved surfaces.
  14. Thanks! I found it.
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