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  1. Buying Francois Denis - Traite de Luthier book. Offer in complete only. Kimmo
  2. It goes just over the middle hole in bottom of the arch. I also see light seen through the upper hole, might be hole drilled in from the top end, and also, looks like there is possibly hole in the lower end too. Hard to say when all pictures are full of shadows. If you imagine gluing the crack back together, the hole at top end would look pretty much round. Maybe the crack happened when tightening clamps there 2000 times. Edit: And I mean holes bored from ends towards the middle hole. In the same direction as the crack.
  3. But the hole in the middle and carved slot for bolt head would tell there is much missing from this cradle. I suspect it has been rotatable, and the notch could be only for smaller clamps to hold plates not to move upwards. Would be great to see the other side of the cradle, then it would tell all, if there is rotating scratches.
  4. It is possible that this original cradle seen in these photos, is not made of a large clean new blank. I am thinking that the piece of wood has been taken of from one other article. Thats why there is unecessary holes, and the size is thin. Maybe piece of something from church, isnt the "flower" or what is it, picturing something religious?
  5. The critical measures would be enought, not every sircle. I dont know if there are patterns today for P, G and PG models. I think I have seen those in internet somewhere. I have to contact Denis and see what this book costs. At least the photos of forms seems good.
  6. Bad luck continues. Just got the designi-modelli-forme book. The picture does have a hardcovers, but this does not. Packet was also missing the CD. Also no photos or measures for violin F-hole positioning, swich was the reason to buy the book. The top cover of the book is incorrect by then, but it has the best photo of this book. Does the Denis book have all for F-hole positioning?
  7. I see this book is only in italian. It would make reading too hard. But if there are clear phototexts telling from what the photo is, maybe it is worth it. Are the important photos in 1:1 sizes?
  8. Well, thats what the book is worth of. People says the price. Good luck selling yours for 3000.
  9. Everyone knows the Amazon price is not correct. No one never pays. This book was in Ebay end of summer and ended up between 120-150$, swich is the correct price. I was in bad position to bid. People says the price in auctions. You can ask what you want, but are you sure you will get intrests.
  10. This way its too easy, and not so suitable for my old style tools. I also want to investigate all the stradivari measures. Its not only that I want to directly copy it onto the wood.
  11. I am looking for the book with its measurements. Not only for molds, but F-hole positioning in Stradivari style. I already have seen all the drawings and pictures from the internet. And those are all different, when you compare them. Does the Francois Denis book have the Stradivari F-hole positioning?
  12. I dont use finished products. I wonder why this kind of shop does not have the powder. I dont think 2 teaspoons in almost a litre milk is too much, this is the minimum the milk required to make some effort. Now I even tried to wash the casein very well, I ripped it in small pieces and washed it several times. Still same result. It is not going liquid. Here is my can on calcium hydroxide. I bought it from aquarium shop since it was cheaper than in other places. It says very dangerous for eyes, do not breath, do not touch. Calcium Hydrocide 95-100%. To me it seems real stuff. But still its not biting. I think I go for this one then: http://cheminent.fi/index.php?display=main&view=product&productid=14220 It just would be really annoying to waste 30€ again. If this is not working either, I promise to eat the whole bucket. How can I know there is 100 different kind of calcium hydroxide, even if all have the same numbers. Seems bullshit but its true.
  13. Is this calcium hydroxide? I dont know why the site does not mention about it. http://www.kremer-pigmente.com/en/fillers-und-building-materials/limes/529/pit-lime Any experienses with this kremer product? Does it work in casein glue and ground making?
  14. Again, this is what I did but in larger size (too large but about the same ratio) I dont know if the word "spongy" or "foamy" describles the stuff i got from it. Tiny bubbles, nothing else. (kuohkea kuplia täynnä oleva, lähes väritön sekoitus) Maybe the lime is the problem then... I then have to buy new calcium hydroxide. I used this for my varnish too. It seemed to work but I will get rid of it. Waste of time and money.
  15. This is how I did it in the first message when using quark. I did not get any casein lumbs like in Peters pictures. All what happened was tiny bubbles almost clear, very soft. The milk seemed to disappear completly.
  16. Lime water does not dissolve the casein. I tried it last night and right now and same result. Casein is not melting. Milk is fat free, now from "best" company from Finland. Used no more than 2 teaspoons vinegar to get the casein out in one large lump. The lump was not too smooth on surface. Casein lump was washed under water. I did not brake the lump to get all the vinegar off inside it. I now tried lime water 5g calcium hydroxide in 30ml water. Is this enought? Also I tried using different temperatures. In room temperature almost nothing happens, only small little lumps. In 40C I got one large lump. When adding lime water, I tried temperatures between room temperature - 120C. No melting is happening. What am I doing wrong?
  17. Still looking. I even ordered (borrowed) one from germany to my local library, but after it had arrived, they told me that I can not really borrow it, just read it inside library. I didn't believe my ears. How hard it can be to get one book to your hands? I told them to send the book back. These happenings makes me sad. Always disappointment. Someone sell me this book with fair price. I really want and need it.
  18. I never give up. Selfmade or nothing. But I still dont get it, if I follow instructions and it still goes wrong. Is it me or are the finnish cows sick?
  19. Peter, what is a sun?
  20. Also with a fat free milk, its not looking normal to me. And last, with a lime, the casein is just not melting. Most of the liquid in the second picture is already lime water. Vinegar is normal I think. The bottle says 10% vinegar acid. And I tought this was easiest thing what can be done.
  21. I see my problem was that I was using wrong kind of milk product. No wonder there was no one small lump. It looked like a mouth of a dog with rabies. Thanks. I think I will get it now.
  22. Quark. I think its somehow like cottage cheese. 0.3% fat. But I dont really know where all the white did go after mixing lime. If im making it from milk then, add vinegar until its in good lump? Then add lime and drop of linseed oil? I dont know if the ground and glue is the same, but I see people making this from different materials.
  23. There is many topics of this already. Now I tried to make my own casein ground. After adding lime to quark, no ?emulsion? at all, instead of this the mixture seems to be dirty white clear. Where did the milk go? Not any kind of lumps. I used a mixture of 25g quark, around 12g lime water (calciumhydroxide 10g to 30ml water) I know the mixture is too much but how about the ratio? I see many topics of casein, but none of them tells how to make the ground. Even if someone asks, people are starting to talk other things. So how to make this? The only recipe in internet does not work. Can fat free milk be used to make casein ground or only glue? What is the difference between making ground and glue?
  24. I see. I tought I saw a slight angle in the video.
  25. Hello Davide. Nice plane. Is the angle of the blade around 85 degree? Seems like a plane worth of making.
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