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  1. That is a very common place for the ivory face to crack on the tip. Can be caused by a bow plug that is slightly too wide. The bow looks in decent shape. Used to own a bow just like it.
  2. https://youtu.be/uWCimeKzh1k Personally, I like the fine work of scroll carving. The removal of large amounts of wood is a task that I am not that fond of.
  3. One of your better quips David. Literary context!
  4. Had the pleasure of studying with him one summer. He had a really nice Strad. Did not notice any painted on flames. What I did notice was that he was not in that great of health. Sadly he passed away shortly after. Fantastic player.
  5. I remember Hans Nebel telling us to “profusely pre-apologize “ when getting the spouse to assist in gluing plates to the rib garland!
  6. True Jackson. Played some that were pretty underwhelming.
  7. Retouching even with clear can be a slippery slope. Matching the level of gloss or matt is tricky. Color matching is one of the most daunting things in restoration.
  8. "When the band you are in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon..."
  9. I would suggest contacting Eugene Holtier on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/eugene.holtier. I'm sure he would answer your concerns. Please let us know what you find out as I have this varnish but not have used it yet.
  10. Don't tell me you worked on Explorer 1. You look very young for your age. Did you know von Braun? Lol
  11. Wow Don the Hubble mirror problem was quite a bugger. The tolerances are crazy. And I just thought you were a "rover guy".
  12. Does anyone know if there is a program that color codes the thicknesses of plates? There used to be a program by Hans Pluhar but it is down http://www.hanspluhar.com/violingraduation.html. Something like this would be nice;
  13. Greg Alf’s article in the Strad about the Messiah neck is very interesting.
  14. Caliper purchased from Metropolitan Music. Works perfectly. No longer needed. $50 shipped to continental US. PM if interested. SOLD!
  15. Complete Herdim Kreisler Guarneri template set. Cost new $140. Price $85 shipped. PM if interested.
  16. That is what I figured. The piece on the left is lighter than I would expect and the even lighter resawn rib wood made me think about how deep the color change goes after treatment. Perhaps it is the image. I have seen treated wood that on the outside is quite brown.
  17. Have those been torrefied? I have been listening to a bunch of guitar luthier podcasts. Lots of use of torrefied wood in that world. Big makers and corporate enterprises using it.
  18. Can you post some pics of your violas?
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