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  1. I don’t think these are correct. When I find a reliable source, I will post.
  2. Probably. Black maire must be toxic.
  3. That’s interesting. I am in New Zealand. I just checked. I can access it both with, and without, using a VPN. My VPN is using Seattle, USA, as it’s location.
  4. Free online here: https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Manufacture_of_Varnishes_and_Kindred/9LMyAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover
  5. Cutting black maire is like wrestling.
  6. Just an update about black maire wood for fingerboard of a violin. I started working it today. It seems much harder than ebony. Wow! Really is going to be slow work.
  7. That work seems to be pretty well done. H.P. Stephens was 95 when he wrote that up!
  8. I believe guitar makers don’t use hide glue.
  9. The wood has been cut. More or less on the quarter.
  10. I did a test in which I cleaned the surfaces with acetone. The glue did not stick.
  11. It doesn’t like hide glue, but I am going to use it anyway.
  12. I am going to use Black Maire wood for the fingerboard. Does it need to be quarter cut? Are ebony fingerboards quarter cut? Thanks again for the experience and sharing of maestronetters.
  13. Carl, I looked at the link, but could not translate the Dutch. Sorry.
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