• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by tango

  1. Hi Critical mind. I accept all critics, don't worry. Critics, if are well done, help to enhance the work. Despite I dislike a lot of details of my violin I am a little happy because one or two things are better comparing with previous violins and I sold all my violins. Now, my goal is to make a clean violin but I have to improve. Regards Tango
  2. Hi Rue You can pick on the photo and will see 4 more photos (scroll side and back)
  3. Hi all This is my latest violin varnished with my own varnish (R. Hargrave colophonia recipe) Regards
  4. tango

    Flatening a plane

    Thanks Duane. I will try that
  5. tango

    Flatening a plane

    Hi Thanks all for the comments. I noticed I forgot to put in place the blade . So, I will put in place the blade and continue flattening some with sand paper in differents degrees but will let a little hollow to test. This plane I bought for the make the centre joint because is larger than my little plane. Ussually I do that with a cheap but tunned jack plane resulting a dificult job for me. Despite of this, center joint came up well because I am patient fellow (haha) however I want to do this in few strokes. Thanks all Tango
  6. Hi all I am setting up a Stanley plane #5 (356mm). I planed over a granite surface with #80, #100and#120 sand paper. I am tired and can´t delete the original all factory marks. Does the plane need dead flat in all the sole? The present concavity seem to be a very little. All advices will be apreciated Thanks and regards Tango
  7. Hi Vernici Liutería If I can I will buy some luteola but I dont know nothing about plants and less of chemistry
  8. Hi Only three violinist tested the violin and said it sound loud, speedy and even. So I am very happy. It is #7 I like a little more the sound of # 6 but anyway the goal was fulfilled Thanks for the compliments
  9. Hi Jim The color is seemed to the real. Only few differences i some places. I cooked 100 hours the colophonia that have a subtle yellow hew. I mix in the third coat of vanish tube oil pigments : Indian yellow, alizarim crimson, blue and quincuasia gold in dust pigment. I like more the precedent violin . In this last case I mistakened with the quincuasia resulting a bit orange thas forced to me to change some the lasts coats and a subtle antiquing
  10. Hi all After one difficult year,I finished my last violin. Soon well be another. Sorry the back. I don´t know how to rotate the photo. Regards
  11. Hi Uncle Duke I had no luck with the Aloe Socotrino leaves. Very few drops fell down from the cut I made on the leaves. And the worse thing I lost that few yellow tears I collected. So, I begin now by second time. I will inform to Maestronet. Regards Tango
  12. Hi Ctanzio I have two jars full of plaster prepared like Roger Hargrave explained in his Making a Doubble Bass. May I use that PoP in the way you wrote? Thanks for explanation Thanks for reply and thanks Joey too
  13. Hi Ctanzio Saturated means : "with more water than plaster or more plaster than water"?
  14. Hi all I am thinking to varnish my next violin with spirit varnish. As I always sealed the wood with plaster of Paris and oil and then varnished with oil varnish, I am in doubt if this would be a problem. Do you see any problem about that? I could change to plaster with water Thank in advance Tango
  15. Hi Francesco I sealed the wood with Plaster of Paris and colophony oil varnish. This varnish have a beautiful subtle yellow hue. In the last violin some zones appeared some dark. May be it was my fault but I think that in the next I will seal with a more clear varnish for precaution. Regards Tango
  16. Hi Conor Second coincidence in the in the night I guessed that a thick central zone of the back bring some inertia. Being thin it would be difficult. Very clear the analogy of the knife.
  17. tango

    Walnut hull tint

    Hello Then I'm not that stupid, right? Haha Thanks Conor Russell
  18. tango

    Walnut hull tint

    I was thinking to apply with a pad over the sealed wood with a some golden oil varnish
  19. tango

    Walnut hull tint

    Thanks all for replies Tango
  20. Hi all Does somebody use walnut hull (liquid) as a pigment for colouroing varnish? In Argentina we call "nogalina" (nogal = walnut) Regards Tango
  21. Sad news, we will miss to him.
  22. tango

    crack filling

    Thanks Jeffrey. I will try here in Buenos Aires first. Our post service and customs are a disaster Regards