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  1. funny, in slovak language it is 'Hore v hore, hora horí'
  2. this one I am not sure how old it is. Do you think it is 18th c.?
  3. pegs found in box of various accessories bought in England
  4. ex-Bruno Giuranna looks to me it have two (or four if eyes are counting) pieces scroll. Is it true?
  5. Thanks, very interesting even if not 18th c.:)
  6. english pegs posted by fiddlecollector
  7. I would like to collect in this thread photos of baroque (or pre-1800) pegs of any stringed instrument, where possible including info like where,when and by whom it was made ideally including matching end-button. here are what I have found using google: probably french 1750-1800 , Bros. Amati viola in the Ashmolian. These may not be the original pegs but they are very old(posted by Meyer in some old thread) Scroll and original pegs, P.G. Mantegazza viola, 1793 no info on these:
  8. there are thousands of 362mm 4/4 violins.Of course they fit violin cases. I think even some long pattern Stradivari are that long.
  9. I don't know, but you are probably right.I meant LOB of Chardon is similar to LOB of 1/4 violin(but that may be wrong too)
  10. It is original small sized violin, I think it is about size of 1/4
  11. Tops are from Ciresa, Val di Fiemme, he have measured densities and I don't know where he get maple, maybe also from Ciresa?
  12. I like these old threads. When this started (7th september 2000) these were my first days in school
  13. here is same varnish applied on paler wood
  14. I used tannin and ammonia fuming to darken wood.Sometimes it is better to apply thin sealer before tannin to avoid burning. Casein sealer/size/ground(not sure which word is correct) and 1:1 oil to resin varnish with cobalt siccative thinned by turpentine. I applied 4 thin layers (to speed up drying). I use ordinary colophony made for removing hairs from pigs:), cooked about 3-4 days(don't remember exactly, it was year ago) and don't know temperature, it was older electric hot plate turned on maximum
  15. Dakujem, je to olejovy lak bez pigmentu, farba je len z dlheho varenia kolofonie
  16. Thank you for nice comments. I would be also grateful for some tips for improvement on next violin.
  17. if you will ever have done dendro or show it in person to some expert, please let us know results
  18. Sorry I wrongly read your question. I have seen Zimbalist
  19. Thanks. I didn't copy any particular violin, I just tried copy GdG style. I made mould from 'Le Violon du Diable' photos. Also varnish wear is inspired by that violin
  20. I started new thread rather than continue with 'My Linarol' thread. Here is my recent Guarneri violin (before set up).It is my 3rd violin and 9th instrument. I have seen real Guarneri only once and it was from distance about 10m in concert so I will be glad for any criticism.