Wee B. Bridges

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  1. There is no advantage being a self taught maker/repairer— go to a violin making school and get the proper training. Think of it as kindergarten with papers. Go from there.
  2. Hmmm... Any violin making book will contain information on peg whole placement, I would suggest studying up on the entire concept. http://www.weisshaarrepairbook.com/overview/ https://www.cremonatools.com/the-secrets-of-stradivari-s-f-sacconi.html
  3. Otto Erdesz used douglas fir... https://josephcurtinstudios.com/otto-erdesz-remembered/
  4. In new making the final arch hgt in the classic 'tradizione Cremonese' is typically established as you carve the top arch first, therefore the un-excavated flat bottom measured with your dial calipers, is this total thickness —before you begin scooping out the inside—so yes this would include the plate thickness at this point.
  5. Bois d'Harmonie: Home Some discussion on fittings: https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/329900-more-on-the-messiah-strad-le-messie/
  6. Or proped at an angle and that is all that is in there.
  7. Hmm…we still have Strad forms going back to 1689 etc. etc. https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/cozio-carteggio/stradivaris-moulds/
  8. There should be no question—a quality bandsaw.
  9. They look like fish out of water. Traditional old-time Appalachia musician have been playing with flattened bridges for generations—just saying.
  10. General speaking, if it is a single string I would think soundpost adjustment. If it is more than one string, ie top register vs lower register I would think bridge adjustment (carving) to bring it into balance.
  11. J.B. Guadagnini did not have an issue 1775 Turin period
  12. For comparison, another example of Dominique Peccatte, visiting my studio.
  13. Davide Sora said: "For pegbox I use the same varnish than the rest of the violin, just a little darker to have some contrast. For F holes acrylic black paint (opaque), the same that I use for scroll chamfers :" Molte grazie !