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  1. strong light will help you to examine the worm damage
  2. so ugly it's almost cool...

    If Don Quixote had a violin
  3. Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU TOO. we downsize our torky to big fat hen and won't be any left over for sure
  4. Cleaning rosin & gunk for violins with acetone

    I use the same method sometime but i get drank before start spiting and polishing,
  5. Perry Sultana...

    Hi as much as i love to you succeed i am scare you going to have problem with your choice for this one. i have seen what lovely instrument you would make and i wish it will survive for 100s of years. i would follow this one as i did for your beautiful amati viola. I always am scare of worm damaged wood ,their anzim soften wood and change it their way would change the surrounding area.
  6. Wood ID

    maestro, as far as my understanding sycamore is kind of maple which doesn't look like the wood you want to buy. that's why i post Platanus x acerifolia, if it s coming to use of maple sycamore i guess you have been using it already
  7. Wood ID

    we had a nice slab back when i was a kid, my mother was using it as a chopping board . it s meaty and as heavy as MDF . bend like a card board so easy .to me it s not a good choice . it feel and sound like a wet cardboard . i made mandolin out of this long time ago and didn't like the outcome anyway .also it s soft .and flake all over no matter how you cut it. London Plane, European Plane Scientific Name: Platanus x acerifolia Distribution: Western Europe Tree Size: 65-115 ft (20-35 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter Average Dried Weight: 35 lbs/ft3 (560 kg/m3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .46, .56 Janka Hardness: 940 lbf (4,180 N) Modulus of Rupture: 10,830 lbf/in2 (74.7 MPa) Elastic Modulus: 1,291,000 lbf/in2 (8.90 GPa) Crushing Strength: 5,910 lbf/in2 (40.8 MPa) Shrinkage: Radial: ~6%, Tangential: ~10%, Volumetric: ~16%, T/R Ratio: ~1.7
  8. for bulletproof data ask me after bottle get empty. above INFO was half a bottle
  9. A violin neck reset.

    I have seen some old violin fixed up with wedges under finger board. Isn't it easier ? Also reversible
  10. On of my violin that i owen start a heir crack line on top clode to neck just last year. Almost 33 years after . Sorry i difnt more detail it s only record i can be certain. It s defenatly related the care for violin and wood as well.
  11. Eat your Heart out Stradivari

  12. Ground - Why Not Laundry Starch?

    it s not far from an idea of ground for violin about baklava see the recipe almost as good as italian varnish price of baklava may go up if they find out about it tho egg walnut pieces ground almonds pistachio kernels, slivered Zest of 1 orange 12 sheets of filo pastry (2 x 270g packets) <------------------- starch 250g granulated or caster sugar Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tbsp orange-blossom water (or to taste)
  13. Vuillaume Viola authenticity?

    What on earth makes you think that "the nazis" would even want some garbage JTL Viola first of all i ask directly maestro jacopo. .and apologized if it s not the case. and i think i may read more carefully and seriously that's why i asked the Q .to me the above sentance means natzi ware deserved better . that's important to me to know, who to respect personally i really treasure his comment and expertise on instrument