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  1. I am familiar with the Robecheck ebony that Paul obtained. He took me to the place where he was storing it. It came from Vietnam and Thailand and evidentially was very dangerous to obtain due to local armed militias. He was thrilled with it. It was black as coal and hard as a rock. He split it by hand instead of sawing it to keep the grain straight since the grain was so hard to see. As a matter of fact Paul sold me a couple of boards of the ebony that he was using before he got the new wood. I carried them back to Portland on the train. It's extremely fine ebony and frog quality. At least for him the midnight blackness and pore less finish was highly desirable. I know that bowmakers such as Paul will use the wood like the second example if they can get it.
  2. I should have phrased this more carefully. This was posted by David's Daughter but the loss is certainly for everybody.
  3. My dad, David T. Stone passed away yesterday night, December 27th, 2021 surrounded by people that loved him. He received a terminal cancer diagnosis in November and spent this past week in the hospital, where he passed peacefully.
  4. I would use titebond put in the hole with a guitar E string or a sewing needle. Don't put too much or it will squeeze out and leave residue at the top of the hole. You can clean this off before the Titebond sets. I don't see a crack more like a silica filled pore. I doubt that Ben would use cheap pegs. Who did the bushings?
  5. If you want to practice on real pernambuco, many have stick wood that for some reason or other is not going to make it into sticks in their lifetime that will cut you a blank.
  6. Thanks for linking Phil's article. It was well written and I enjoyed it. Of course I don't know " un cliché obtuse" from "enculer les mouches". Was that sarcasm?
  7. We did discuss this before, but my memory apparatus has been through some dire events this last year. Do you have access to a list of the items in the auction? I can't find any reference online. Joseph, the 4th peg from the bottom left page is labelled J. Leidolff 1758. the outer shape is similar but I haven't seen any very early pegs with that style concave yet bulbous top. I agree it's early and could be original, but I don't have any identifiable cello peg photos with concave shapes to compare. I'll look for a photo of the Leidolff labeled peg. I'd magnify it for you but my PC is acting up.
  8. I'm very curious as to where and when this peg photo was taken. When I visited the Germanisches Museum to look at the collection, it was not displayed like this. I have photos from the Galpin Soc. Journal that show the Schreinzer pegs while they were in Vienna. When I saw them in the 80's some of the collection had been auctioned off and they were in boxes in the Museum "stacks" not on display. There were also some pegs with labels noting the instruments they came from. There was a fidula (sp?) peg from the 16th Century the Galpin photo missing from this photo and mine.
  9. Same Kaman Corp. that makes Ovation guitars?
  10. That is an exercise in lightening up a tailpiece. Plum is a relatively light wood and it's scooped out. Could you hear a difference?
  11. Hill tailpieces in 110mm boxwood weighed about 13 gr. I've made tailpieces from 10g to 18g, on order. The weight will vary with the length, the thickness and the density of the wood. One can make a relatively light tail by hollowing out the underside.
  12. Probably "camel bone". I don't see a gem.
  13. Yep, also cheap bow. And I very rarely argue with fiddlecollector.
  14. the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is administered through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A Secretariat, located in Geneva, Switzerland, oversees the implementation of the treaty and assists with communications between countries. The EPA was created during Nixon's reign. The Oregon list of no-no species was passed as a ballot measure and not partisan. Walrus is not mentioned but is included in most other States. Mastodon is also not mentioned but is in New York and Some other States to keep the use of elephant ivory from being slid through the cracks. Just Sayin.
  15. Katalox I think. Swartzia cubensis?
  16. How is a discussion of banned materials political?
  17. “Find the Pope in the Pizza” on Vimeo.html
  18. I think when you get asked to play with the Stones, you play however they ask you to play. I got to hang out with Byron quite a bit at the VSA Convention in Kentucky. i even got to Sing "Ghost Riders" with him in the lobby. He came to my room to look at pegs and told me the story of how he got invited to the "inner sanctum" back stage at a Stones concert and the strange upscale world that followed the Band when they travelled. Not only did the Stones want that sawing, semi Cajun, style bowing but they moved the recording session outside on the pavement, That's why you hear the car horns which were left in purposefully. Byron was recommended to the Stones by Graham Parsons. It's funny that the Original Honky Tonk Women is set in Memphis and the "Country Honk" takes place in Jackson. There's a Jackson in both Mississippi, and Louisiana. The former starts with a Memphis blues style electric guitar and The later a sawing style bar room fiddle. It is a lot more effective the way it sits. I like it, and so did the public, and more importantly, the Stones who hired him. I liked Byron, and always enjoyed his company. RIP.
  19. Unless the eye is inlayed from a silver tube with the ebony dowel already inserted. I can't tell from the photo if this is the case-but it might be..
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