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  1. Preliminary analysis of the Luthier Income Survey will be discussed during the Financial Freedom Panel at 12:30pm ET. That’s today! In 10 hours! Get your ticket to the Women in Lutherie Conference now: https://www.eventbee.com/v/womeninlutherie#/tickets
  2. Reminder to those who plan to take the survey to submit by Sep 30.
  3. It asks for income from lutherie-related work only. Part-timers are welcome to take it. You can read through and decide whether it seems appropriate to fill out. Answers are not submitted until the end.
  4. Women In Lutherie is hosting a Luthier Income Survey: https://forms.gle/yrKpCD7MY25JQdhw9 Summary / analysis will be posted to all the places the survey will be. Individual responses will be kept strictly confidential. Take it by September 30, takes ~15-20 min to complete.
  5. Hi, I have an extra set. I sent a PM.
  6. Here’s part 2 of this project. https://fixitwithshading.com/2018/01/13/fingerboard-geometry-part-2-scoop-vs-radius/ Enjoy!
  7. Hello all, Thanks for participating. Please find the results of the survey here: http://fixitwithshading.com/2017/12/26/fingerboard-geometry-part-1-survey-dimensions/ More analysis to come.
  8. Hmm, I'm a little late to the thread. Did you end up making one? Some students are turned off by the school jointer because the sole changes almost daily. They are easier to adjust, but be sure to seal the body very well, or you will be adjusting almost every jointing session. In that video you can see the jointer body itself is actually popping at all the seams because it was never well sealed. So shellac it a bunch once you've made it, especially at the mouth where there's a lot of endgrain exposure, and it will be much more stable.
  9. By the way, Joe Grubaugh came to our school campaigning for everyone to start calling that part of the scroll the Nape.
  10. Thanks yall. And what about your lower limit of humidity and temp? (I'm in Chicago) Can anyone give rough equivalents of time in lightbox vs time in the sun (or out on a cloudy day, etc)? Better yet, anyone have comparison images? Does the color result come out the same after lightbox and after sunning?
  11. In what range of temperature / humidity / sun conditions are you comfortable with putting your white instrument outside to darken? For how long do you keep it out there at a time? Do you turn it often? Any other suntanning cautions and tips?
  12. I'm about to carve the fluting on my first cello scroll. It's patterned after the Strad Gore-Booth. Just want to see any clean, crisp examples of the detail on the back of the cello scroll (the little thingy opposite the nut). Typical or otherwise, I want to see them all. (Also, what do you call that part?) Thanks!
  13. Thanks for the link, Jacob, I didn't know it was called that.
  14. Anyone have specific feelings or reasonings for graduating right up to the edges of the endblock vs leaving a big ol ledge straight across? Diagram here: http://wp.me/a4i09z-Cb
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