Christopher Jacoby

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  1. I set violins and violas 8-12 deep in the block. Good for stability, good for sound. Some asshole's gonna have SOMETHING to say about your "expertise" no matter what you do.
  2. Solving a problem that doesn't exist-- you set the foot of the post, then pull the head up behind the bridge foot.
  3. I agree! But hey, you and Gabrielle Kundert are the only ones ONLY building violas
  4. I think the line from Julie was the Meteny/De La Dyle. We carry them at Potters and they are quite good for the price.
  5. shhhhhhhhh i need a few months before the patent is ready
  6. a "hi-vise!' I use it for a lot of what I use a patternmaker's vise for-- clamping a scroll in a jig for the work to graft it, clamping a cello scroll so I can plane the fingerboard... I clamped a bassbar blank yesterday to true it up quartered a little better
  7. This is my baby, built by the amazing Frank Straza furniture. Look him up if you'd like an heirloom!
  8. And I love this. With the respect obvious, you still gotta talk shit
  9. Thank you, Michael. So much packed into this and your article it’s amazing
  10. I retract my final sentiment. WORRY.
  11. What do you know about "the rules?" And if you've seen Jordan's work and can't understand why his clout is real, irregardless of his age, its not being a bitch you have to worry about...
  12. Yeah. Glue, fill. I would use lycopodium and then touch it up and varnish it, or just add deft for a day or two
  13. There should be a follow up with the musicians who benefit somehow! Good thought.
  14. Thanks Brad! And to think the Facebook will finally entrap you
  15. The makers involved are awesome, and the cause is wonderful. Please share if you are able, and know of venues appropriate. Here is your chance to win a brand new $10,000 handmade violin and a $5,000 violin bow, together with a case. Proceeds will help give aid to musicians around the country who are facing terrible financial difficulty! Donate or purchase tickets here: To raise aid for musicians struggling due to pandemic-caused gig cancellations, professional violin maker Jacob Brillhart has committed to donating and raffling a violin valued at $10,000 that he will be building over live stream video (watch it on Facebook Live!). He will be working double time, from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, in an attempt to respond to the immediacy of this disastrous situation. Respected bowmakers Eben Bodach-Turner and Evan Orman will be collaborating on a violin bow, valued at $5,000, that they will also be donating with Brillhart’s violin. Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon Vermont is handling donations and raffle ticket sales. To buy tickets or donate, follow the RallyUp link included above in this message. Read more about the volunteer team behind this project at the Seven Stars Webpage: Musicians who have lost the majority of their income due to the pandemic can fill out the short Google Form, link also included. We will be distributing $250 aid packages on a first come first served and vetted basis. The more money raised, the more musicians will receive aid! All proceeds will go directly to musicians with a very small percentage going to the Seven Stars Arts Center to defray processing costs. Musician Aid Application Form Please consider donating or purchasing tickets at the RallyUp link! Check out this video to learn more:
  16. Deft was wonderful when i learned to use it, in the high desert. I know folks in New Mexico and Utah that use it with color added for touchup, even. It shrinks, then it stops. Anywhere humid, prepare for days of laying a bead in, then waiting 36 hours, and then doing in again. It's doable, but if you want to avoid all the real frustrations Jeff and others laid out, make sure its dry when you put it in, and you give multiple thin layers time to cure.
  17. Pins in the top are a sure indication of a future crack right there...
  18. Advert: violins so ugly you'll be glad you're born blind...
  19. i feed a little medium CA glue into any knots.