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    Violin ID

    Label says "Albert Knorr Markneukirchen Made in Germany" but there seems to have been a label there beforehand that was removed (see top left corner of label). It plays very well, just looking to get opinions and ideas to learn more about its history. Thanks!
  2. Ok so after more consulting and trail and error, this is what's working best for myself. Even though the shift from 4th to 7th isn't made any easier... I guess I just have to practice more lol
  3. Here's what I have settled on, thanks for the help
  4. Thank you, I like this. I'll keep practicing it to see if it helps
  5. Hi, just looking for suggested fingerings from more experienced players. I can't seem to accurately get the shift from 4th to 7th when getting this run up to tempo. Key: D Maj Tempo: 130ish bpm Thank you, any help is appreciated
  6. This is kinda "out there" but I had an original idea (or at least I thought it was original, until now) to make the purfling point outwards like the OP's example. You may ask, why? Well, first ask yourself, what is purfling's function? To keep cracks from traveling any further past the purfling. Keeping the cracks more controlled prevents further damage to the remainder of the belly. So, in this case, having the tip of the purfling (the point where the purfling meets in the corners) have a more perpendicular direction in relation to the grain protects more surface area of the corners as this purfling pierces through more lines of grain at the top compared to a corner that is angled upwards and more parallel to the grain like the blue line in this image. Notice how the tip of the purfling starts to reach an asymptote almost at the nearest grain line. If you have the corner angled outward, (not pictured here in this graphic) you can intersect with more grain lines and thus, protect more of your corner from chipping off. I think this idea supports why the 1680 Rugeri has this odd purfling characteristic only on the belly rather than the back, because the top wood is softer and more likely to lose its corners. Just a theory, I do not have the skills or tools to test it out nor do I even know if what I said makes sense, just my two senseless cents.
  7. Recently acquired this violin for $30 and I'm thinking about taking this project on for my first restoration. Just wanted some opinions as to whether or not this is worth my time and effort and if ya'll think it could possibly become a fair violin to actually play on. Also maybe an identification to its origin would be nice too, thanks
  8. Make the circle small enough and you could easily fit an arc in there
  9. I believe I may have improved what you are talking about
  10. Here's one abiding by the parallel rule, which I do like now seeing it
  11. Are there any real disadvantages to them not being parallel? Or is it just something most makers like to achieve because of the aesthetics?
  12. So I've decided to make an attempt at creating a more original f-hole shape. Any opinions/critiques are greatly appreciated, and anyone who would like to share their original designs are welcome. p.s. don't mind some of the irregularities, I freehanded this, scanned it, and then filled it in with black on the computer.
  13. I may schedule a visit this summer, any message(s) you would like me to deliver?
  14. Thank you very much, this is very informative and will be put to good use!
  15. I've been thinking if getting an associates degree in something like business management, or something broad that can be applied to many situations, at a local community college which I would only have to attend for one year because of how many credits I am graduating High School with as they would transfer over. Wondering if that's a good idea or not.
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