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  1. tartarine

    tool maker

    hello does anybody knows where to buy tool by this maker? thank you for any hint I think he works in Tokyo but I am not sure
  2. thanks I'll check but may be for me in Europe dictum is cheaper
  3. thanks I will get one at least !
  4. because I was not talking about the adjuster for the blade, but of the iron cap which keeps the blade in place thank you all the same Mark
  5. thanks Jeffrey, that was worrying me I could of course buy one as a xmas present for my assistant and wait and see :-)))))))
  6. well thank you all for your answers and suggestions nobody really answered my question ie does the screw of this plane(pocket veritas) work well.? I bought the miniature veritas, which was not meant to be used true but just looked at , but nevertheless works if you add a piece of wood to tighten the screw in place. since the new pocket plane has the same fastening system I was wondering wether for this plane you can tighten the blade less than every minute. I like the ergonomic shape, I like that it is lighter than the stanley 102 or 61/2 or than the low anglel veritas, I like that is is shorter too, so thanks I think I will be having a new plane soon......
  7. I have the nielsen and I hate it wrong size for my hand and difficult to let the blade show just what you need
  8. hi Brad do you know or do you assume ? Have you seen any of them before ? Deblaye is actually Albert and not Eugene, that is why I ask again, please forgive me:-))
  9. Hello I have just received a Mirecourt violin, very nicely made, kind of upper quality from JTL. On the label it says Copie de Lupot à Paris printed Serie A44 may be E D written by hand or E P no date . I would say no later than 1930 Could it be Deblaye ? I can't find any info on the serie 44 bit any idea ? deblaye and hie 54 workers ? thank you for information
  10. Hello everybody I had a Kevlar tailgut on one of my cello. it was about in the middle of the space of the lower bout. I put it there thinking that I was doing that the weight of the tail piece was at its maximum. but it made the 1/6 proportion (distance bridge-tailpiece )to the string length "wrong" (too short 100 instead of the 115 required for the "right " proportion) an other violin maker decided that it should be changed and put the tailpiece at the official distance 115. now the cello has two more wolves :-)) easy to put it back as it was no problem but I was wondering if I was right : the weight of the tail piece is at it maximum when in the equal distance bridge saddle which dampens the wolves why does the shorter tailgut (saddle-tailpiece distance) produce more wolves I was wondering why it happened Any idea ? thank in advance
  11. tartarine

    Deft again

    Hi I use thickened Deft as a crack filler or as base for my touching up. I used to buy it from Holfter in Germany Last time he delivered it was more "oily" than usual .... and it does not thickens at all then I tried to buy some from Cremona tools. It is basically ok but for the fact that it is yellower than what it use to be and sometime even used very very carefully with a scraper to level everything up it take with it a very small blub of the original varnish so I wanted to ask you if you have a different supplier in the States or any where the firm makes so many types of different varnish that I don't know what to order could any one help to find some white Deft ? thank you in advance
  12. OK I found it by Holfter
  13. Hello I heard from a new book called The British Bow J Saunders see the Strad 21 January 2016 I don't seem to be able to find it on Mr. Saunder's site (the violin expert we all know here) or anywhere else for that matter. and since I wasn't aware of his keenness on bows I am a bit at lost It looks very interesting and beautiful pictures and I am very interested Has anybody bought it? is there a review ? thank you for your help tartarine
  14. Hello the Viols makers , anybody there ? it may not be the proper place for my question, but many of us may be confronted to the problem : I have to fit up a bassviol for one of my baroque customers I was wondering if there is an official Ratio between the length of the neck and length to the bridge if you talk violin you have a 2:3 relationship, if you talk cello you have a 7/10 relationship if you talk viol ??????? how do you define the vibrating string length ? I am under the impression that every goes, no logical rule is that true ? I have been looking at the viols which are in museums ( France or England) I don't seem to be able to reach any conclusion . Has anybody an idea ? thank you in advance for sharing tartarine
  15. OK so now after having used it for a year what is your impression ? thank you for sharing tartarane
  16. hello i am thinking of buying a dvd about bow restoration from M . Vann has anybody looked at it and learned 900 can$ worth of information ? I am used to perform "normal" currant repairs on bows. I am still not feeling that safe when bushing a stick or make a new hole in a button. i am never going to become a major bow repairer but i would like to make more than a decent job of what i do. so if there are new methods or better methods to do the same things it would be interessting. the dvd is expensive, a bow making restoration course with travel and hotel is also very expensive can one learn well enough from this dvd ? ...so what do you think ? tartarine
  17. well thank you all for your opinions and advice. I will try to borrow it .........unless I find a scanned copy somewhere :-)))) cheers tartarane
  18. Well, well thank you for your answers, hints , advice and so on I think I may get more that what I bargained for if I take cnc way. I checked the y tube examples you mentioned and yes there is a bit of work and know how I don't have. I think I am going to stick to the gemini system and try to build one myself. if find the price a bit high I may spend as much money in time but ...I'll see how it goes. thanks any way tartarine
  19. cheers stupid browser ¨!! a + t
  20. Hello a long long long time ago there was a wonderfull site with loads of bridges, examples of differents famous makers I thought it was called "violinbridges" but my browser doesn't find anything could any one give me the latest news about it ? new name new address ???? thanks a lot tartarine
  21. Well thank you everybody nice ones fiddlecollector :-)) I'll contact them and see which ones are closer to my ones and how quickly they can deliver the goodies cheers ally
  22. Hello I am looking for copies of what I think are original Cello Hill Pegs. Box wood very wide heads. Would anybody knows an adress which is not Tempel, Bogaro & Clemente, Bois d'harmonie I seem to recall from my early days that there was a peg maker in England somewhere but I don't recall his name . They have to be good, so my turning skills are too primitiv to make 4 looking exactly the same. Thank you for your help ally