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    : Manhattan, NYC
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    "Black" Viennese Master Instruments & 100+ Year Old fractional violins of 1/8 size or smaller. Also Anything Bergonzi.

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  1. I didn’t realize you have been making violins for so long! Have your tool marks evolved over the years?
  2. Tremendous, thanks for dropping your trousers and giving us a peek, if you know what I mean.
  3. Thank you! You are a bona fide master and a good sport to boot. I will lower the temperature on my end also in hopes of others posting their work as well. Thanks for steering this thread back to an educational path.
  4. That’s true, not all tool marks are as obvious and easy to photograph as mine which took me all of 1 minute to photograph and upload. At the same time it wouldn’t be difficult to photograph the tool marks as shown on the Amati that Sora posted.
  5. Thanks for stepping up and letting us have a peek behind your curtain. I take back the part of anyone here perhaps being ashamed of their tool marks, whether or not it is true.
  6. You can go back and search yourself, I am not your assistant. You can start with Manfio's response where he suggested some tool marks are the result of inebriated luthiers, unsharp tools, dark conditions etc. which all sound like mistakes to me. You seem to have time to read and contribute to this forum, taking a photo with your phone and hitting upload only takes a minute. I am not expecting you to contribute any images though, no worries.
  7. If you think they were unavoidable and bad, speak for yourself, not for me. I am asking questions trying to learn about tool marks. I am learning from this thread that many makers if not all find tool marks to be not bad, even if avoidable. Also that despite the skill level of the maker, tool marks are unavoidable if not sanded down or if the maker has to spend too much time being exact.
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