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About shellyrat

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  • Birthday 09/01/1954

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    old time fiddle music,fiddle building

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  1. some building videos have beautiful background music true. But I love the sound of tools on wood. I like to hear it slice. I only wish there was smell a youtube so I could smell the wood. But thats just me. I find great peace in just standing and planing a piece of wood and hearing the slice slice. So I think I will continue to watch Davides videos and totally enjoy the no music background sound. By the way there is a mute button on your computer if the sound bothers you. Kathy C Croft in ky
  2. I have them downloaded to watch later. If I dont my slow internet will keep stuttering. I love them. I tell my husband they are my fiddle porn. Thank you so much David for doing this. Kathy C in ky
  3. This is my 4th instrument ,3rd violin. Only a hobby I dont sell them . thanks for the pic info Bill. kathy c in ky
  4. https://www.dropbox.com/home/violin%20pics?preview=resealed+back+crack+on+the+alard.jpg dont know how to put a pic in here so hope this will work. Kathy c in ky
  5. Thats funny David. Now theres something I could do consistently well Kathy c in ky
  6. Lurker thanks , I have a carving cradle with the foam and cork . I go past the seams and go gently no mallets. I was stupid and leaned my forearm on the bottom full weight while gouging the top part of the back. I heard it and was hoping it was the cradle but it wasnt. I did it out of stupidity. But Its fixed and lesson is learned. Kathy C in Ky
  7. Thank you all. I let it sit for a day because of how mad I was at myself. it was split clean to bottom corners. not all the way through between the cbouts. I worked in hot water in the cbouts then hide glue. and wiped top clean, for the bottom half I worked in fast tack hide glue . Its all clamped and looks good . Ill cleat it when done with the thicknessing. I learned another lesson for sure, watch your elbows even when its in a carving cradle. Kathy C in Ky
  8. I leaned on my back inadvertently while gouging it out and the seam came open. It is the lower bout all the way to the midpoint. Should I just go ahead and take the two pieces apart or try to reglue the open half. I was thinking maybe the whole joint was weak and its it good thing its open now. It is almost done down to 5 mm most of the way. top side is done purfling is in. Thanks Kathy C in ky
  9. Thanks I have a start point Kathy c in ky
  10. Ok no ideas. So is there anywhere I can look. Ive tried every which way to google it. Is this an impossible task. Kathy c in ky
  11. I have a friend maggie that plays fiddle for Runa,The Vicky Vaughn band and others and she would like some info on the maker of her fiddle. I have no pictures just the info she provided below. Anything you know about this maker would be so appreciated .Or if you know where I can look. "Here is the info for my fiddle. I have nothing on an original label, but I know it was hand made in China by Tausson Lee (not sure if I'm spelling that correctly). Here is the new label: The Heinrich Wilhelm Bohle Violin Created Exclusively for Rocky Mountain Violin Company Stanton Seibert Howe Hel
  12. Oh my . This is the only reason I subscribed. Dont think I will renew then . Sad Kathy c in ky
  13. Happy BIrthday and welcome to the 60 + club
  14. Thanks all. And thanks for the link. No I haven't posted pics yet. Need to. Got all my accessories from IVC already just waiting on the wood from grandpas workshop in canada. I think my biggest stumbling block is the bridge and set up. I can afford to take them to someone in Nashville. I just need to work on it. I learned a lot from the first and second fiddles. I play old time and thought it would be cheaper to build my own while chasing THE sound. My hubby said I should have just bought one it would have been cheaper. Haa .Didnt know I would get so hooked on building. Kathy c in ky
  15. I just finished my 2nd violin and have wood for numbers 3 and 4. I thought I would like to change up and build a viola , so the wood for that is on the way. I am building the strobel viola. It is 15 5/8 which would fit my 5'3" frame better then a larger model . Is there any big difference between the violin and viola I should watch for in this build. Mastronet has been such a big help to me. You will never know how thankful I am that I found you all.I am so hooked on this. Thanks Kathy c in ky
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