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    Music (classical, violin, viola, mandolin, piano, oboe, bassoon, saxophone and a few others), horses, dogs , cats, parrots, chickens, tortoises, fish, insects and spiders, oh my! Fitness (martial arts and walking, or both!). Reading when I have time and I can get my progressives to cooperate...

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  1. Uh-huh. Hang the bow up in a nice airy space. Put the case in the freezer. Leave it there for a few days...up to a week. See if anything is left alive. Also - once you've taken it out of the freezer, leave it out in the open, opened up to make sure no one new moves in. However - if "your friend" just goes back to keeping the bow and case under the same conditions - bugs will eventually return. They will need to address the larger picture; why are the bugs there in the first place? Check in with the local pest control company - ask what they would suggest to do in your neck of the woods. Different environments call for different control measures.
  2. Just to be clear...Sheppard is a band. The person who looks after sheep is a shepherd. I think you meant the sheep person? I have heard them called gypsy violins. But I don't know if we can use that term any more. "Street musician" violin?
  3. What do you mean by "songs"? And how would random strangers know what you might like?
  4. Looks very nice! Quite meticulous. And I also think anything is better than the bin (caveat: DIY on low grade instruments only!). Next, you will have to let us know how it sounds!
  5. ? If they found it in their attic, they are the rightful owner. Or do you know something we don't know?
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    Wood densities

    I think it's nice to have a practice buddy...
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    Wood densities

    A resident luthier?
  8. Okey-dokey! I see you it's more clear, what you meant. Er, who is uploading illicit photos taken of property they're not supposed to be taking pictures of?
  9. It is unethical to pass a picture off as your own, if it isn't, or to profit from a picture that isn't your own. Otherwise, just posting a picture that is in the public domain isn't. It might not be "nice" in some instances, but it's not unethical.
  10. Looks to me like they may have run out of ink, and opened a new bottle to finish up. If so, depending on the chemical composition of the ink, it could have aged differently.
  11. Awesome! And yes...the environment is interesting...even compared to my neck of the woods.
  12. ...have you seen videos of a string breaking during a concert, or a bow exploding? Think how entertaining it would be to see a fingerboard fall off! ... ...
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    That has an oddly carved back, no? And another first for me...the inlaid fingerboard dots! Haven't seen that before. Was it common at one point in time? Regardless, looks like a low-end beginner or school instrument.
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    Wood densities

    Knit. I would like to take the fibre from start to least once, to get a real feel for the entire process. Then I can decide if there's any part I'd like to be involved with. If not, I'll send the fibre away for processing. Need more animals if I'm going to do make it worthwhile.