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Edward Byler

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  1. So I just heard that yes, Henry Fisher won 1st place for workmanship and 2nd place for tone for violin
  2. Just wondering if someone knows what the results of the makers competition was this past week ? I didn't enter this year so I dont know who the winners were or how many entered
  3. Here in Idaho I put a pan of water with a rag as a wick mostly hanging out of the water that can evaporate. On a violin I have open seams sometimes that I leave till I’m ready to varnish . Sometimes 6 weeks . If you glue it now the shrinkage that is happening could cause a crack not on a seam .
  4. These bulbs work really good
  5. Thanks Jim ! I that was new information for me .I like hooky corners like some of the del Gesus I look off of and I was worried It was maybe going to interfere with bowing. I also like an open C-bout so this one measured over 15mm
  6. So Jim,is the 14mm measured from the upper notch of the f-hole ?
  7. I would say at least 10 of my violins left my shop with jujube pegs . I did pick and choose to select the best out of sets but I find them to be hard and oily and with a pretty nutty reddish hue without any nitric acid .
  8. A friend gave me a scan of this poster . Thank you for those who offered assistance!! Maestronet at its best! Edd Byler
  9. I decided resurrect an old thread to see if someone has this strad poster for sale somewhere ? Thanks !! Edd Byler
  10. Very interesting Davide ! My wife and I have wonderful memories visiting your violin shop and actually getting to see one of your violins all ready to be shipped out ! Hopefully we will do that again someday
  11. If you use straight varnish as ground you should fill end grains with turpentine until it won’t hold more. I also use chalk on the end grain of the spruce edges. It takes lots of practice to not have the end grains look burned . All this varnish for ground should be in the wood-not on . That’s of course Just my opinion
  12. I’ve been told by the shops that sell violin family instruments that 90 percent of buyers prefer antiqued . I don’t know if that’s accurate but it’s what they think that matters . I think antiquing can show off the wood better than straight varnished . Also having some wear already from new doesn’t hurt as bad when the inevitable ding happens .
  13. 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 .
  14. 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 !
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