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  1. The walls of my shop are bright white, surrounded by wood mouldings painted in Behr French Court Blue. However due to zealous tool acquisition syndrome, the white is barely visible.
  2. The Golbini-Rheems air fluctuation patterns inside this violin need to be carefully examined.
  3. The name Iris Carr comes to mind.
  4. I am curious about what a Deckel machine looks like. Would anyone be kind enough to post a picture of one? Thanks in advance
  5. Perhaps Chinese factory viol. Viols do not utilize endpins.
  6. Yes indeed...truly ugly.
  7. If a better mouse trap is sought, perhaps a better mouse is the answer. Watch for paper coming soon.
  8. Thanks to all who have posted on this subject. I have a Rikon 14" bandsaw and am still trying to come up with an efficient and trouble free dust extraction system which would remove the dust at the point of origination rather than having to suck it out after it falls down on the lower wheel assembly. I remain open to all ideas here!
  9. I have repaired many violins displaying this type of overdone arching. They were vernacular "folk fiddles" carved by locals. Most of them sounded rather good probably due to the quality of the wood used at that time.
  10. I am looking into laminated ribs for some of my viols. I will report when I have results.
  11. I am quite familiar with this substance; it is stick shellac, and was used primarily as an adhesive to hold woodwind instrument tone hole pads in place. It is available in various densities and colors. If anyone wants a sample stick, I might have one or two lying around.
  12. I certainly disagree with Mr.Saunders' comment about viols being disposable instruments. I work on them and also build them and can assure anyone interested in repairing them that there are several methods of retaining structural integrity successfully.
  13. Has anyone here purchased and used the thicknessing block plane made by Bridge City Toolworks? Seems like a pricey, but wll thought out block plane.
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