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About H.R.Fisher

  • Birthday 08/18/1946

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    Hills of central PA.
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    Violin making and fiddle playing ,5-string banjo,whitetail hunting.

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  1. i have been using it for years ,the key is to have the right viscosity. It is a bit too thick right out of the bottle.Thin it lightly with turp or paint thinner and when you get the correct viscosity it works very well.
  2. That looks very nice! The product is sold in 2 oz bottles and is very expensive,how much did you use for one violin?
  3. Still exploring options to darken violins, I don't like to pile on colored varnish. Has anyone had experience with this product?
  4. Since in my previous post it was not recommended that I leave a violin in a UV light box for an extended time,I remember hearing about ammonia fuming, I think it is used to darken the wood. Does anyone have experience with this process or know where I could get info. Thanks Henry
  5. correction there are 6 20 watt uv bulbs
  6. I have a uv box with 4 ,20 w bulbs.. I will be going out of town for perhaps six weeks or so. I am considering hanging a white violin in to darken it till I return. Is this a too long? I never left them in the box this long before. What are the consequences ? Thanks Henry
  7. I do the the same as JMJ suggested.',but use thin crazy glue instead of hot hide glue Extreme care must be taken so as not to get it on the outside surface. Dries quick and is very hard.
  8. On my latest violin there is a bad wolf on the b note .I can correct it by putting a lump of sticky tack the size of a small grape on the upper left lung about 1" in from the edge concave area . Im considering taking the top off and putting a patch under that area but am loath to do so. What are some alternatives that are less invasive. Would appreciate your help/ thoughts. Thanks in advance for your consideration Henry
  9. As an amateur maker i have found that giving attention to weight is more important than messing around with plate tuning. Plate tuning is somewhat like taking your blood pressure,it may be one indication of your health but proper weight is of greater importance.
  10. Thanks Michael, That clears it up ,I occasionally see this term and thot it may mean something other than that.
  11. i frequently see the term" burnt flames" would like to understand what it is and what it is not. Thanks in advance, Henry
  12. What are the contributing factors that cause harshness in a violin?
  13. Thanks Don, I guess i'll work for my normal range of free plate At 350 M5 and 70 g weight see how that works out.
  14. The grain width of 20 to 22 gr per inch. So my question is what shape, hgt, thickness should I shoot for for best results? appreciate your response, Henry
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    SG .45?

    I have a piece of fine grained 32 year old spruce top with SG of 45, I'm soliciting your advice on the particulars of how to work with this density. Your input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Henry
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