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  1. What is needed is both examples of his works - before and during/after Fagnola. If Azzola had to change his working method of doing things I see it sort of difficult to say yes or no to the earlier example. I'm sort of assuming Azzola changed some methods of work after running into Fagnola, so..... Looking over my own work over the years though I'll mention some things don't change much even though I changed a lot of things. Things like lower hole shaping, button shaping, I guess the centerline going down the back of the scroll and possibly the depth of gouge work while working the scroll. If Fagnola recommended tool changes for Azzola things can get tougher to decipher. I guess what I'm saying is that if we here had the o.p violin along with another side by side we could make the comparisons here using our eyes and opinions.
  2. Not a question directed to Zep but did the jtl factory have access to this kind of label when instruments were being made?
  3. The question reminds me of Counting Cars Danny and his Galaxie 500 he bought for a pittance. Even at close to $80,000 he didn't want to let it go. A good question for sure.
  4. Simple thing to do is to polish/buff the rosewood with nothing on it - hope you're not allergic to rosewood.
  5. ........... might be able to get away with just two gallons.
  6. Assuming the inspection passes - the easiest way to repaint just the room only is to match the trim color exactly, buy flat interior sheen paint, tape off the trim around door and windows, if needed, lightly sand the walls, cut in with a brush first any areas where you think a roller won't be able to work well enough and finally roll out the walls. Since a flat is being recommended by me one could roll the walls first and cut in areas with a brush lastly. Three gallons should do it because of the blue color, yes, two coats. A 3/4 nap lambswool 9" is what I'd use but a 1/2 nap would be safer to use. Using the same color on the walls as the trim will enable actually hitting the underside of the crown molding with a brush and or roller - just get up there and rag it off cleanly leaving the underneath caulking seam the same color as the wall instead of trying to separate a seam of two different colors. If you don't want the same color as the trim buy a Hyde brand 1.5 inch thick blade, which has no flex, to use to separate the two colors - use a corner of the Hyde to lightly draw the straight line on the lower crown molding caulking seam carefully after fresh paint is applied. Do about two to three feet at a time, while cutting in with the brush, with the blade, then rag off the blade corner and proceed some more. If you are right handed work left to right, left handed work right to left. There's the chance the previous painter buggered up the seam line - just make it look better than before is all I can offer there.
  7. Leave out the I'L, then all that is left is de brandus. I thought yesterday a french looking made violin but I was afraid to be the one to post an opinion first just by guessing.
  8. If the man doesn't like baby blue, he doesn't like baby blue.
  9. Is that crown molding along some of the ceiling? And is that cinder block on the right?
  10. BassClef had a pretty good topic about finding a violin for one of his children - me personally, I saw some nice German violin work while reading through when before I wasn't impressed with their fiddles at all. That opinion has changed since that read through..
  11. Since you are selling I recommend the same color as the room at the top of the steps along with the stairwell, which are the same colors most of the time - make it one neutral color throughout and let it all go! I've read that a lot of people look down while traversing a potential new home - make the floors look good too.
  12. The Heron-Allen manual mentions that you are allowed to notch out the bass bar if it shows through the upper hole. So which is more important? Bass bar placement or hole design.
  13. I read something close to fifteen years ago about how an espresso maker or even a coffee maker could be used to generate steam for guitar repair. So when one reads that he gets up from his chair, walks twenty feet or so to where to extra coffee maker is, opens the lid, sees a small hose and then thinks hmm, this could possibly work. After a little bit of time scrounging for a close enough diameter hose or line along with deciding if a football/basketball air needle could possibly work he puts it all together, makes his messes, figures out to cut the end of the needle off for a better flow of steam, figures out to let the water run out first and then wait for the steam, run the same water through again for hotter steam, then grab some gloves and rags he can then commence to removing a guitar neck dovetail joint using steam. Doing all of that saves a lot of footsteps and the time taken to do so vs going to the store or similar should work out to be the same amount of time taken. I like saving time and footsteps. If I wanted steam for violin repairs that need to be done again I'd feel better working from the inside of the plate instead of the outside so that I wouldn't ruin any varnish.
  14. Well Billy, if there was a bass player playing the lower staff I'd think he'd be one of the best. I didn't have a listen, just followed along with the caption indicator?.
  15. With the example you showed the blue top or entire casing would be removed to access to see how steam is made. If there is a chance of working it will be where the steam comes out after having being made into steam. A length of hose hopefully secured to the steamer could work for steam needed to apply after the fifteenth fret or sometimes the fourteenth fret on a guitar fingerboard are removed. Then drill a small hole and insert the steamer needle and take time to let steam soften the glue that attaches the neck to the guitar body. It can take half a day or less than an hour. What Mr. Richwine is doing is trying to remove a violin belly from a neck/block section similar to how your classical guitar is built, I think. - way different than a steel string guitar. I surely forgot something about steam but most of it is here to read.
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