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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 I was thinking. Looks more like walnut than maple. And those look like pores not rays.
  2. I have one that looks exactly like that. The label says made in Germany. I actually like that varnish, wish I knew how to reproduce it.
  3. MikeC

    New Hill violins

    Well... at least the varnish looks nice.
  4. How did you get that yellow finish? I really like that!
  5. I might be interested in some of those items. I'm browsing ebay now
  6. can you show a picture of the back side of it? How do you adjust it?
  7. MikeC

    Pochette violin

    That looks like what I'm after, thanks for the link
  8. MikeC

    Pochette violin

    I've been looking but cant seem to find it.
  9. MikeC

    Pochette violin

    I don't know how people do that. I've seen youtube videos where a violin is held on the chest but when I try it, it seems like a very awkward way to hold it.
  10. MikeC

    Pochette violin

    Thanks for the link. That's a nice looking little fiddle. I wonder how Strad designed it. Without a chin rest, how would these have been held while playing?
  11. Thanks! I never noticed that before.
  12. MikeC

    Pochette violin

    Are there any designs / plans / instructions for building a small pocket size violin. I might like to build something small to take along on camping trips. Something like this but I want to build not buy one https://www.wiplstix.com/
  13. In general I don't like google Chrome... but it has really good add blockers
  14. Hi Dave, what optical characteristics are you referring to?