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  1. I am very sorry for the loss of your friend. It sounds like he will leave a big hole in a lot of hearts.
  2. Rosie this sounds a really fun project. I think you should also post this in the Fingerboard, where it will get a bigger audience
  3. ...and that is why we are honored to have Jeffrey as our moderator. A light touch and a degree of self policing make this a pretty decent place to dwell. I would rather put up with the odd expletive lobbed in my direction, rather than have a moderator who marches round in digital Jackboots.
  4. Now now, as an ex British citizen, I am always telling my new countrymen how thin skinned and easily offended they are compared to Brits. Apparently that's not true anymore. Its also pretty rich calling out folk for posting anonymously when you call yourself Brumcello. If you show a little humility and take the time, you will learn a lot here. If you stick around long enough you may even learn to be embarrassed by some of your hurt feelings in these early posts. In five years time you may begin to see why some of the folk who posted on this thread asked blunt, but not offensive, questions.
  5. It is becoming a bit of an issue. Any comment from @ghunt ?
  6. I don't want to knock Audacity because it is an amazing piece of Freeware and you can do most anything with it if you work hard enough. If, however you want to work less hard, a good DAW at really reasonable price is Reaper . I think all Digital Audio Workstations have a fairly steep learning curve, but most of the good packages are easier to work with than Audacity, in my opinion. At about $60 Reaper is hard to beat even when you compare it to spendy software like Pro-Tools. Video synching is pretty easy, you don't even really need anything except a clap at the beginning of your audio and v
  7. Mark, is that a Francois Chanot? I think the tops of the new Yamaha student violin is a pressed wood laminate (doesn't that sound so much better than 'plywood')
  8. Doesn't French looking in Germanic sort of way make it Swiss
  9. Oh my goodness, what a journey, so many little hold-ups and then a pandemic and well, here we are...I think we knew that this would be slower than we expected, but all of us understand the massive pulls we each are subjected to in our daily lives. Alex Reza shared some pictures with me this morning and the violin will be ready to go to the next luthier in the chain this coming week.
  10. @arglebargle I am sorry if I said something to offend. The race is to survive long enough to be vaccinated and see this awful pandemic end. I live in a hotspot. Every day I go into work and face another day of fear and stress with my coworkers. I have been lucky to stay employed. Has it been a struggle, yes it has. I have lost family and friends. I have not visited with anyone outside my immediate family for year. Have not travelled except to my work. Have been working insane hours. I will gladly defer getting my life back until it's safer to do so. It does not feel safe yet. Again sorry to h
  11. You are probably right, but it could be argued that there have been no documented cases because of the care we have all been taking. My personal feeling is that I am going to defer getting my life back until after my elderly mother and my wife and kids have all had their vaccines. We are so close, I don't wanna blow it at the finish line.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. My Chanot Cornerless is 370mm
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!