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    Violin making, tool making, varnish making, casein emulsion grounds

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  1. For the use of outcannel gouges, just watch Davide Sora videos.
  2. The incannel is very useful for carving the corner blocks.
  3. I was unable to complete the survey. It stopped working. I am retired. Violin making is a hobby.
  4. It’s probably mostly methanol. Check the ingredient. ”The main additive usually is 10% methanol (methyl alcohol), hence the name methylated spirits. Other common additives include isopropyl alcohol, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, and methyl isobutyl ketone. In the United States, mixtures sold as denatured alcohol often have less than 50% ethanol.”
  5. In North Carolina, teenagers, apparently sometimes drank 190 proof Everclear and died. Now it is illegal in North Carolina. So, when I lived there, I just drove over the border to South Carolina to buy it.
  6. He has a BA from Yale College, 1964. Don’t know the subject. from U of Texas, dissertations, so psychology, I guess. Attraction toward a Negro Stranger as a Function of Prejudice, Attitude Similarity, and the Stranger's Evaluation of the Subject Byrne, Donn ; Ervin, Charles R Human relations (New York), 1969-10, Vol.22 (5), p.397-404
  7. I can only hope that the parents really understand that the development of the whole child (heart included) is paramount. What good is a concert violinist who is not basically happy and well-adjusted? Hillary Hahn, I think, is that exceptional person.
  8. Jack, I love your sense of humor.
  9. Ditto! On Davide Sora’s videos. He’s the man!
  10. This photo was an eye opener for me. I see the very light light areas, and the deep contrast. Thanks.
  11. violins88


    Every once in a while, a ringer shows up here. Fortunately, they go away quickly. Jeffrey, thanks for monitoring this valuable discussion group, and for ensuring that it is not co-opted by anyone. Really.. thanks.
  12. violins88


    RobertL, Please do what YOU want to do. Then show us the result. When will you be finished? You probably don’t want to ask violin makers what they “like.” Just sayin’. I am going to Google “pressure differential.”
  13. Acid casein—- Is that another name for cheese?
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