Edward Byler

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  1. My latest del Gesu . It’s been played by a great player who is impressed by its tone and power . I have sound clips that I’ll try to post .
  2. I was thinking I'd forgot how to use my big low anlge Veritas jack plane until I held a straight edge to the bottom and found it was quite badly not flat anymore. After having a flat bottom again (that's another story) all the above problems went away and joining is now fun again . Check that plane !
  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery Jim !
  4. I absolutely love the Alard Amati and tried to capture the Alard in the outline and corners but it is full size . I followed a grand pattern Amati as far as width and length . I then used del Gesu type arching in the hopes it would have more projection than an Amati.
  5. my last Amati model violin with the ground
  6. Yes the earthquake really got some attention here too ! I was running a noisy router and didn't feel it unfortunately . I actually don't put any pop in my varnish but soak the end grain of the maple on the scroll and heel and the edges and end arching of the top very well with turpentine before rubbing in the varnish . It takes some trial and error to not to burn it with over penitration . I like what it does to the flames though .
  7. Another in progress were those last few photos .
  8. I just basically rub in my regular oil varnish but after it's pretty tanned
  9. Looks great Thomas ! Wondered if you'd mind showing where you sent it to be engraved? And did you just send them a hand made paper label that they copied it from ? Thanks !