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    Collecting pretty things, paying for music lessons, learning stuff

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  1. I got an email from Bromptons about Tom Palmer at the end of last November... It appears he was a naughty boy so feel free to rant if you wish.
  2. If you take the scroll pics and throw them into an editor and blast the brightness it looks awfully like 'to the bitter end to me' and the bottom rib, which is in one piece unless there is an invisible mend () surely excludes Saxon?
  3. Televet

    violin ID

    From the mid nineteenth century until well into the twentieth, the area around Markneukirchen produced and exported over 100,000 violins per year. They were made by division of labour, one family making scrolls, another making ribs etc and others assembling the violins, often farmers as winter work. The companies and individuals who were paying for he work paid different amounts for different qualities and the finished articles were wholesaled by the dozen, from very basic almost unusable violin shaped objects up to some very nice instruments. Some of the better Dutzenbeit now sell for four lo
  4. My Chanot Cornerless is 370mm
  5. That's some pretty extreme mood lighting and likely some push processing of the original film, and then the printing, likely with some burning in in places and dodging in others. Look at the density of the shadow under the rib and the burned out lack of detail in the scroll. Lets just say photographic evidence is almost as unreliable as eye witness evidence.
  6. You need a hygrometer and some kind of vaporiser. A glass of water or even a bucket is not going to cut it! Mark's link to David's tells you all you need to know about humidity and humidity control.
  7. I think this is a great idea. On one hand making a beautiful bridge is an art, even if many luthiers take their own skill for granted. On the other, if it can also inject some sense of fun into what is a rather gloomy year then I am all for it. I think that the option of winning a bridge-themed tiara in the novelty category ought to drive some innovation!
  8. Downloaded the paper and looking forward to reading it on a screen larger than my phone. Hopefully @don noon will chime in.
  9. Welcome Sebastian. I am surprised that your post did not elicit more response. I read your abstract and I look forward to seeing the whole paper.
  10. @martin swan Hover the cursor over the purple S. The information window will pop up, click ignore.
  11. We have been sitting at just below minus twenty C this week. Not cold by Rue's standards but cold enough to make everything hard work
  12. I wonder why? It is a magical venue for live music.
  13. It is true that when you live you somewhere you tend not to visit the places that are the reasons tourists come to your city. During the short lifting of restrictions in Europe last summer many friends were tourists in their own countries for the first time in many years: going to galleries and museums, visiting historic places, that would normally be filled with foreign tourists. That is one of the glories of Cremona, not that many tourists, but still a beautiful and historic place, famous I understand for the dairy farms in the surrounding countryside. I believe it also has a museum o
  14. I understand where this thread came from and why, but every time I see the title it makes me shudder.