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About JesseBrano

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    Violin... music of all kinds, violin-making, my family, my friends.

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  1. @outofnames I am not old, but i have worked rigorous physical labor my whole life, and have learned through painful experience that all of your muscles are affected by: The shoulder joint and The hip joint the body is a kinetic chain from your feet to your fingertips. And so.. 1. feet width and toe position, practice standing as much as possible 2. how much adduction in the left arm? Where it is most relaxed. 3. Don't crank the elbow under. I would suggest observing your feet, and particularly how and where you hold the violin. Feet should star
  2. Yes, it's time to put in the work. @Dennis J I experimented last night on another $2 chisel. Used the 1200 stone on the back and primary bevel. I only used 1200 and 8000 on the micro, then considerable stropping on both sides, periodically trying a shave test. I am realizing how sharp they can get now. I got it to go through a full sheep of newspaper smoothly, but not every time. Still a lot to learn. Thanks for your help. Thanks, everyone, for the great info and encouragement. You guys are a tremendous community and resource!
  3. Also, LN has a plane sharpening tutorial on YT using the ruler technique with a 10,000 waterstone on the back, on and off the edge..
  4. @Dennis J I saw Katz Moses do the buff on the wheel after the strop. Could you recommend a cheap grinder? What am I looking for? And also in that sellers video, he removes the final burr with the strop as well. When I have time from these 14 hour work days, I will try sharpening the plane blade without touching the back and removing the burr with a strop. 2 things: Am I gathering that strop-level sharpness is not necessarily as sharp as one might like for violin craft? What do you guys think about the microbevel on the back side? Is that a thing?
  5. Does anyone else second this advice? Also, Dennis, I got my LN plane today. And I was so excited, but not about the plane. Do you know what it came wrapped in? ... NEWSPAPER.
  6. I don't have a newspaper At any rate, I didn't do a microbevel. Should probably try that. Also, thanks everyone for the tips and knowledge.
  7. @David Burgess @Violadamore Gee thanks guys. I have to read those qualifications AFTER I made this video... Got my stones and strop today. Did a chisel and spent 60 seconds touching up the knife on the strop. The chisel was taking nice transparent sheets off of some soundpost stock just now. (Is it OK to put YouTube links in like this @Jeffrey Holmes?)
  8. Thanks, guys, it's all valuable feedback for me. What @Bodacious Cowboy said is just the thing. Literally just staring out. So I'll shoot to get some exp and level up... I should be getting all my stuff in the next two days. I'll see if I can get the tools I have to pass the newspaper test. Even these cheap chisels
  9. not a straight edge, but with a bend. An English Term? they use it in Johnson and Courtnall's book. I got the Hock violin knives and they are straight blades. Wondering if there's a good technique to use before I ruin them. Not cheap blades.
  10. @Wood Butcher I'm such a noob. What kind of grease?
  11. A lot of great information @Violadamore I did not know that about the effect of waterstones on the diamond. Glad i ordered the kit with the flattening stone then. @Bodacious Cowboy Yes, I saw his tutorial! Those seem to have a lot of use and value. I'm still thinking about getting them. But I should probably sharpen a few things first I do have my Hock violin knives too. This is something I wanted to ask. What's the best way to go about putting a knee onto the blade of the violin knives?