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  1. I found this interesting image in another thread. Looks like it's ok to have somewhat of a waist in the C bout area but not as much as I've got
  2. Peanutty is a good description I think. Seems like the value in this is not only to get symmetry but also to get an idea of where you may be going wrong or right in the arching. Here is a better picture. I made a better marking gauge and marked it on one mm increments starting at 5mm and ending at 15mm I think it's pinched in too much in the C and maybe too flat in the outer parts of the bouts. I'll continue with this one but next one make it less peanutty! Any suggestions on how to improve this one? or just leave it as is?
  3. I wasn't careful about getting a set height for the lines. Maybe I should do it over. I need to make a better contour marker. Edges are 5mm. Since the lines are not an equal distance in height then it may be misleading. I'll redo it tomorrow.
  4. Maybe I should have drawn one more line nearer the outer edges
  5. I see some issues but would like other's opinions. Here is a back I'm working on and this is the first time I've tried drawing contours on one. Too pinched in the C bouts maybe? Too flat in the wide parts of the bouts maybe?
  6. The F hole area is definitely complex. I'm still trying to figure out that area.
  7. Thanks, hopefully once you get more accustomed to the technique you'll post more info on it. I'm not too fond of the usual 5 cross arches method or the inside first method so I just wing it
  8. I would like to read more about the 'sausage' method. Where can I find more description of it?
  9. I would really like to have 3D printed plates. What are some good resources to get started learning how to do that?
  10. Is there a colored varnish on that?
  11. 30k for a Strad. Don't you whish you had bought one when they were cheap!
  12. at timestamp 12:21 She is having entirely too much fun!
  13. That's what it looks like, crumbly varnish with a thin layer of french polish on top.
  14. 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.
  15. MikeC

    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.
  16. MikeC

    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.
  17. I would keep it just for the neck, nice flame and antique patina. What does the back look like ?
  18. 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.
  19. If it's that red I wonder if you could make a lake pigment out of it, might be fun to try.
  20. 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.
  21. Juarnerius, can you post a link to that thread? I must have missed it. Sounds interesting.
  22. MikeC

    juzek peg shaver

    I can't resist.
  23. 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.
  24. If you use a propane torch and a pipe, use an iron pipe not a copper one. Copper gets way to hot too fast.