francesco piasentini

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  1. francesco piasentini

    Excavated Bassbar with Stamp

    Thanks Martin. So these bars where added to existing instruments (retro-fitted) or only as an option in new ones? Another example: https://forum.le-violon.org/viewtopic.php?t=11711
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    Excavated Bassbar with Stamp

    Hi there, I got new pictures from previous bassbar change. Lots of stamps and handwriting. At least, the black soundpost area is coherent with Christian's C-M one. Are this details pointing to something made or adjusted by Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin? Charles Collin-Mezin Jr.?
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    Excavated Bassbar with Stamp

    Thansk for the replies! I'm very curios about this story. It seems coherent with a French origin. Where the Monzino could have bought these violins? In white or already varnished? (see pics.) According to your knowledge, Is there an approximative time window for this specific bassbar design? I was wondering it this feature could have been also a strategy for reducing the time needed for fitting it. (That's my speculation for a factory production).
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    Excavated Bassbar with Stamp

    Hi there, this bassbar came into my studio, together with a labelled Monzino&Sons violin from which it was recently removed by a violinmaker. It came into my mind Bayon's trade secret citing a Lamy patented bassbar. Does anybody recognize this stamp? Thanks for the help
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    3D printing files

    Great! Carl, do you have enough room in you printer for printing the scrool only? I mean: with layers parallel to maple rings. This would save you a lot of time (and material), but of course you will have the scrool only.
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    machine made violins also CNC "Betts"

    Simplicity is not always the main advantage of digital solutions! :-) By the way you can carve your archings, have it scanned with a 3D scanner and replicated with a CNC router.
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    Melvin Goldsmith bench

    Nice shot and very interesting detail!
  8. francesco piasentini

    machine made violins also CNC "Betts"

    Very nice work HoGo! Theorethically you can make parametric shapes with the Grasshopper plugin. Far from being immediate for violin archings, apart from operations such as simple 1D scaling.
  9. francesco piasentini

    Double Viola case ???

    Riboni (Cremona) makes wonderful multiple cases. http://www.maurizioriboni.it/ITA/2viole 620S.html
  10. francesco piasentini

    3D printing files

    Wow! I did not tried it yet. Many thanks Carl.
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    3D printing files

    I don't know Fusion at all. I don't like the Autodesk policy. It just stopped Artacam and other packages in order to eliminate competitors. I use Rhino, which is a very powerful surface modeler (at least I saw wonderful works made with it), and has a very active user community. IMO it's a good solution for a violinmaker who wants to deal with mesh and Nurbs modeling. And it's the cheapest commercial software I found. It's NOT a pure parametric modeller, although this is not a big issue in violinmaking. Somebody is using FreeCad for parametric modeling: https://www.freecadweb.org/ it seems promising
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    3D printing files

    This could be originated when importing in Fusion 360, since the file is correctly scaled (see previous thickness evalutation). Could you double check this please? Maybe it's a matter of [cm] vs [mm]. BTW the stl I made is scaled in mm. See a fast measure (made in Rhino 6) below: Regarding the file dimension, you can easily decimate the mesh. But that means loosing some information.
  13. francesco piasentini

    3D printing files

    Google Drive doesn't like very much my stl. I uploaded the file here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5of8kupjl1bzfnu/AACgAe2jKPIkq0lK7ju082UWa?dl=0 Can somebody copy it to the folder "Violins" made by Barnes? edit: wait a minute: after a reboot it went fine in a matter of seconds: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uaFs4hmVFBYvHMIVgZwVVQ1GwlbNMdSv
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    3D printing files

    For those who want to print and cut the file I'm uploading. Please consider that this is a fast conversion and that dimensional accuracy can be slightly improved with additional (and not minimal) efforts. This is true especially for thickness evaluations:
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    3D printing files

    You are welcome at booth 68bis. For those who want a violin with the soundpost on the right side ;-)