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  1. Hey Jerry. What airbrush do you use? Enjoying the Omo podcast by the way!
  2. That is very good news. The only concern is the time to ramp up production. No doubt that the virus has "awoken the sleeping giant".
  3. My wife and I have a "once in a lifetime" trip to Italy scheduled for July 1. Not looking good at this point...Granted there are much bigger issues than a mere vacation trip. I really feel for the citizens of Italy and everyone that is suffering from this pandemic. Dying by suffocation/pulmonary trauma must be horrific. Hopefully this will abate sooner rather than later. The world needs ventilators stat!
  4. Excellent suggestion with the cling film!
  5. Before I start, let me clarify that I am not saying that everyone should start retouching valuable instruments... How many work dry with pigments (water color, transtint) without a binding medium (varnish) in their retouching approach? The reason I am asking is I want to avoid surface build up with every color layer. Working with very thin (very diluted) varnish is an obvious approach. I find however that it is easy to get too much retouching varnish surface buildup. The downside with working dry is that sometimes when you are applying varnish, it can pull up the pigment creating uneven color. I use 1704 and JOHA retouching varnish. Any other suggestions? Anyone use an air brush to retouch instruments that have obviously had varnish sprayed on when they mere made?
  6. Fellow MNers the Berlin Philharmonic is offering their digital concert hall free for 30 days due to the Corona virus outbreak. It has many wonderful concerts online. Enjoy!
  7. Had the pleasure of seeing and playing one of Nick's violins recently. A well constructed and fine sounding instrument!
  8. Feller is the current caretaker. However Benning was Heifetz' luthier.
  9. What were the densities if you don't mind? Short of going there and measuring, my trepidation is ordering without knowing the properties of the wood. Speaking of which, Rauch Tonewood sells wood from Gleissner and Kollitz. They list the speed of sound and densities for each billet. On their site you can also see images of each billet. I personally know them and they are reputable and nice people. He has gone to Gleisnner and Kollitz and hand selected wood from their inventory.
  10. Did you get the Magnesium variety? What type of ink are you using?
  11. Yes the clock is ticking with Dominants or other similar strings.
  12. Sodium Nitrite has less of a pink color.