Peter K-G

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About Peter K-G

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  • Birthday 06/13/1971

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    Violin Making
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  1. Varnish

    I know it to be a fact that dark colored violins that I have tested, including mine, have a darker sound. That has nothing to do with varnsish though. This is one of the many wrong connections out there.
  2. Antiquing trick

    Violin child abuse
  3. Woodworking pedagogy

    We had in our schools Wood Slöjd Metal Slöjd Textile Slöjd (for girls, but they could choose Wood Slöjd) I always made bookshelfs so I could get out of the classes as fast as possible, boring because we where not allowed to use the awesome power tools.
  4. Violin lost its voice...

    Sometimes I wish I could understand what people are saying. No Idea what you mean, but I fully agree
  5. Violin lost its voice...

    In a way it can be, but only because the humidifier is moving B1+ down some Hz so it's not at a specific note (usually C - C#)
  6. separate violin plate joint

    To open the joint, use a razor blade from the inside
  7. separate violin plate joint

    Steaming a maple back will severly deform it when it dries! Maple does not like water
  8. Large sheets of sandpaper?

    Never admit to use sandpaper...
  9. Christian Bayon's Bass Bar In the Feb. 18 Strad

    Those modes varies over the whole spectrum that a violin can produce (let's say 200 - 7000 Hz). The gaps would not do anything (significant) else than reduce weight (not stiffness) at theese areas. Overall I see this as a heavier bass bar, particulary at the ends. I do the opposite, reduce weight at the ends as much as I can without decreasing stiffness, i.e. optimizing the bass bar for minimum weight, keeping up stiffness. This is balancing on the edge of wolf at B1+, but very powerful bass/G-string that is somewhat difficult to play (bam, boom, less after ring and more difficult to play uppper positions)
  10. Instrument varnished with my product

    Can't resist Raising the fingerboard..... can be inserted by a luthier A "luthier" would certainly make such a wedge self? Your varnish looks great!
  11. Peter KG's Bench

    No I don't add siccatives. Boiling cold pressed linseed oil 4-5 hours at ~95 C, makes the varnish dry fast, but UV is needed.
  12. Christian Bayon's Bass Bar In the Feb. 18 Strad

    My feeling is that sound/playability preferences has changed is changing from what was ideal decades ago.
  13. The science of densities

    In any case choosing wood is a science in it self (if you think of experience as one type of science) I admit to be pretty lost when choosing among a pile of spruce wedges. Knocking, feeling, measuring... I just don't know for sure until I start carving it. My last violin got a second top, the first one was crap, I didn't even finish it.
  14. The science of densities

    That's how I want to believe too, in reality my spruce wedges don't like to follow the science in that study.
  15. The science of densities

    Yes, I understand this ... assuming you want power -> More is more, can't have too much power can we, but not horrible sounding power, then less would be more