JacksonMaberry

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  1. JacksonMaberry

    different gram strength hide glue for center joint?

    Very neat. Thanks DB!
  2. JacksonMaberry

    different gram strength hide glue for center joint?

    Dead flat and 90° to the apparent flat is the only way I know, E. Thanks for that, I'll take another gander at your thread.
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    different gram strength hide glue for center joint?

    @lpr5184 Big E- I know you've posted it before, but perhaps you could post a photo or two, or link to the appropriate thread, of your plate gluing jig again? I remember thinking I ought to make one up, but just keep using my old accustomed system. I'd like to get some smaller, lighter clamps soon. @chungviolins if I understand correctly, you glue doorstop like wedges to the outside edge of the plates in order to make the clamps direct their force more toward the center of the joint, as opposed to the bottom? I like it.
  4. JacksonMaberry

    Nick Allen's Bench.

    I've been having a lot of difficulty positing images to MN from my phone, but i'm pretty active on Instagram, which is a piece of cake. I'd be inclined to adjust the bass bar, unless it's sounding good as is as you tap around the plate. You know what they say, if it ain't broke...
  5. JacksonMaberry

    Does anyone NOT build Strad? And if not, why?

    There are shipwrights forums for that kind of thing.
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    Nick Allen's Bench.

    Looking good, my man. Haven't done a viola yet but I can imagine that the increased area and similar thicknesses can make for more flex. You don't like making garlands? You crazy! Maybe we ought to team up, cause I love it.
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    Does anyone NOT build Strad? And if not, why?

    He definitely knew how to tart them up for the bourgeoisie. Excellent points, Melvin.
  8. JacksonMaberry

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Ah thanks Torbjörn, that helps. The belly is still quite uniform, compared at least the the back, which does have a nice bulk to the central region there.
  9. JacksonMaberry

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Based on my much more limited experience, I'm with you 100%. Too thin in the middle, especially on the back, and you sacrifice chutzpah.
  10. JacksonMaberry

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Rather uniform, no?
  11. JacksonMaberry

    Julian Cossmann Cooke's bench

    As impossible as it is to really get a sense for what's up in an off the cuff recording like those, my impression is that the weird experiment panned out! What have the players had to say?
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    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Intriguing. Can you show us something to that effect?
  13. JacksonMaberry

    Nyckelharpa

    Love these guys, and love the nyckelharpa. Will have to make one at some point. I imagine it will help that I've worked on harpsichords and clavichords all these years.
  14. JacksonMaberry

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Advocatus Diaboli has posted some Nicola Amati cross sections that show this in this thread. The grad maps of the 1679 Stainer suggest the same.
  15. JacksonMaberry

    Gluing

    I, too would like to try the reactivation method. I was taught to dry fit, then remove the clamps section by section and glue in the following order: c-bout treble, c-bout bass, upper bout one side at a time, lower bout one side at a time. The only thing I size before hand is the blocks.