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  1. I second Andreas' reasoning. I research a maker who used outside moulds exclusively, and have seen a good number of his instruments with either a purfling strip or ebony piece at this location. Also, many of his instruments have similar purfling or ebony "finishes" at the corners- I assume for the same reason suggested by andreas.
  2. Got this set of 25 clamps from an old luthier friend who said his father, also a maker, had made them. The work quite nicely, just close them with the desired pressure, and they hold until released. No springs, etc.
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    Wood densities

    I notice the conversation quickly turned to only cedar; and good thing too. Redwood is probably way too soft. I asked about redwood at Home Depot a couple of years ago, and they had no idea what I was talking about. Maybe in California redwood is still readily available, but I think most other places it would definitely be special order, if even available.
  4. Curious whether a label has been designed/selected for the instrument, and if it will have a name..
  5. Rather than a parrot or an eagle, I think it is more likely a young bird of the grosbeak family.
  6. I also admire the work of George Nakashima. Very beautiful and sought after, but 'workshop of', like violins, is not nearly the same.
  7. I think he's talking about the other picture- not the horizontal shot
  8. But there is a 5th music stand for him..
  9. I believe that's a backplate lying atop the small table saw on his right..
  10. Ballpoint pens should have been well established at this time, but the note is done with a fountain pen- another clue for academia??
  11. Appears to be "Keddie" rather than "Kiddie"?
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    Linings overlap

    I've been under the impression that continuous linings indicate the use of an outside mold in making.
  13. a man a plan a canal panama
  14. Definitely been sanded & revarnished; also the scooping of the f-wings looks like the work of an amateur antiquer.