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  1. Hi luv, I've got aged willow rib linings. And they are no way rubbish And can be soaked and do not split. Very old British willow. Dense. I can tell you how to clamp them and how to make the clamps. Honestly, making the clamps is better than clothes pegs. If inserting into c bout corner blocks, just a bit of a pain, cos you have to get them made first. Easy job, once learnt on a cross quarter piece of corner block. In En gg land made from right grain willow wood too. Saltwd boiled water to soak the rib linings, a router drill bit on a drill, or be posh and buy junk like a sremel and spend a year or years working out how to attach bits to it. Bloody nighmare, best use a regular old hand drill attached 45 degrees to a workmate bench. Anyway, a fine saw will do insertion easiest. Just be careful of over edging within the rib oe you will have a Strad built piece of junk lil! Pm me hunny. X
  2. I apologise. For myself and others. This is silly and I would be put off asking anyone here anything.
  3. Stop talking about cars and tell the lad whether his bow is a Genuine Hill or not. Just stop this. Okay? Green eyed woman has spoken green eyed woman says it is, however research has decided that to me and a friend who is actually knowledgeable about bows has an idea that it could be that someone has faked the lettering by scribing instead of being burned in. It's from 1929. If it has dots on the inside of the frog mortice, how many? It could be Wilfred bow. He worked with them. Originals by singular makers like Greg Alf and Altman from Liverpool made secondary Hill bows, for their righteousness, against Retford, who was one bastard. Arthur Bultirude hated that man and publically said so. Okay? Now, go to Hills website, they will privately sort you out with a free appraisal, son. X
  4. J Very nice shades of red u got there. I've got a Be Ute of a violin red colour which I achieved by mixing Renaissance pigment powder with Dammar varnish, pure Turpentine, and a sponge. Yes it is powder mixed and as you can see, it's London bus red on black Ebony but, it's only been on a day. Its best not to work at Ford Halewood plant. The robots don't do a good job at all. I'm just messing around with pigment powders. This poor violin I have ruined my f holes as I got a long pencil trapped in it tried to get it out through the f holes. Made a mess! In the end I opened it up. Should have done that first, or should never have watched youtube crank using a pencil in the endpon hole to varnish it. Nevermind we live and learn. The last photo is of an old violin which I restored and also restored the varnish. It's very RED looking there but in another lighting it's browner. That is the problem with this Cremona red. As someone said it's best seeing it in the flesh. Then you can see that Stradivari et all would have been using the pine resin, animal glue, Harderning varnish like Dammar to get that RED, then burnished to a shaded look. V. Tricky. And good to justify the use of oils used with hardened Dammar oil varnish which really is tricky to use.
  5. Skoda Estelle fits a cello in the back seat and has the bodywork and paint job better than anything and it has the engine in the boot. It's got go faster stripes and on a 70 degree downhill road it weights heavier than the sun and WILL beat anything. Uphill 72 degree lollipop gear stick once I got it in 1st was shear willpower to get the beast from not dragging itself and occupant to their death. It's headlights where great. If it was a Violin bow it would be a Czech! I tailspin awuaplaned mine round black ice bend, and it spun a 360 and stormed at an articulated lorry without any damage. I just knocked it into neutral applied handbrake and it was like bloody swan lake in it's pirouette coming to a perfect, coda! The lorry driver was v impressed.
  6. William Watson stopped working for Hills in the 60s didn't he? Also he made rounded bows. That so called stamp looks wrong. It's messy, as in looks hand scribed in, not stamped with a professional stamp. Gold can be easily tested at a local jewellers to make sure it's carrot. It's nice though. Bows are very hard to fake, so I would have to see it in my hand.
  7. Greg luv, there is a cross in a square shape on the bottom left side of the persons comment and to the right of it, the word Quote in blue on my IPhone, so before you add text, as in your response, click, or double click depending on your own iPhone, laptop, or computer settings for clicking icons, as this is. Then the origins of the person's comment will come up in a box, directly above. Your cursor is in the seperste box below, then you enter your reply in that space. To add photographs click on the icon below your text ( it is a pin clipper and next to it, it should say click to choose files. Directly below that it says insert other media, say if you want to link an mp3 or mp4, or compressed file. PDF files are very large in megabites so may not be inserted here. X Here is a photo of my recently varnished violin, for an example. You just click to choose file and search through your computer, phone, android phone or laptop to upload to here. X
  8. Well said, Bill. See them.all panicking, those who are the auctioneers, and dealers, and there is no reason for using ivory anymore, nor bone, nor Ebony, nor horse hair from slaughtered Siberian horses, as they can grow tails of which can be cut, in single hank sizes, alive, which would make the price sky rocket for bow hair which is correct, as well as ethical on every level. As for gut strings, I was asked by someone who wanted to know how they were made and if I had any going cheap. So I began explaining the process in detail and when I got to the sheep's intestines needing to be very fresh and hot and so the animal was still alive at evisceration, the phone went dead... I rest my case. As in, I do care about how mass slaughter is cruel enough but again and again, I keep wondering why keep prestige alive and kill off endangered species by signing that petition? Ivory is being sold buy the ton. If you sign that, then you should be made to work in a slaughterhouse. Too many of us on the planet. China throws out millions of ivory goods daily globally using dollars and euro, Ebony, ivory, tortoise shell, etc. Stop them by not buying it. Use alternatives which are better, safer, more stable and then people who are still living in the middle ages might become endangered species.
  9. Now that shows eloquence and Violadamore luv, and has earned you a gold star, as well as Whit of the month. I actually laughed out loud. (I'm being sincere)
  10. Hi Dave luv, naah, I don't do beer as it tends to make me a bit nasty. I start biting the heads off sheep. (I'm joking). Hang on, beer or lager? Beer in Britain is a Tankard of stuff that folkies try to drink like Wobbly Bob. Lager is what football supporters drink in cans, like Fosters, etc. I stick to Vodka and lemonade. If anyone ever tried to force a shot of Dark Rum, I definitely would finish off invading Poland. (Again I am joking) And here is proof of my transformation after imbibing a rum and black...
  11. Sean Connery, yep, have you seen Hell Drivers? A British sixties film with him in, Pat McGoohan, (The Prisoner. Number 6) AndThe Best Actor EVER! Welsh, of course. Sir Stanley Baker. What a man! He was real. Look, I won't have that about work. Us Liverpudlians work bloody hard. There's always lazybones but they are scroungers. And they are everywhere. We built The Ships and the women of Liverpool work till they drop down. Get your facts straight before calling British people lazy.
  12. Sorry Jeffrey, I was a bit emotional. I found out from doing my family tree and found out my GG grandfather was born in The English Channel in Iowa, he was Third Generation Cree and Walker. His Grandfather was William Walker, Born in Hudson Bay area AND I am George Walker Bush's 2nd cousin. Sorry but that is appalling. Not the Cree Indian obviously...
  13. The funniest film, but would have flopped without Marty Feldman. Cornballs as in Yanks, are cheesy, and the film was on the BBC so no adverts So Viledamore, do you scare the horses? Or are you as gorgeous as me? I reckon that Britain won the wars because of the BBC and not wasting time advertising every two minutes, just makes me hate yanks so bloody much, always wasting time, ignorance, inarticulate drivel spouting on and on about how a dry weave top sheet changed some unconvincing Hollywood clip on teethed crank, ruining everything and making me swear like a Docker at the silly cow. The film was held together by A British comedian and those cheese ball actors, who are totally up their a holes and lack irony, pathos, whit, would have flopped it without Marty. And I will try to explain why. Yanks are ignorant, big mouthed, cheesy, self absorbed bigots, crass, rude, loud, lack cognitive awareness and self consciousness. They are cheesy, hammy, vomit making stilted, bigoted know it alls. They are not funny. None. Hardy needed Laurel to get the performance in context with the actual realism. That is why your best Directors where British. Hitch called actors cows. They needed herding. We British know when the party is over and work starts. That is why we won the wars and studied at the school of self doubt. That violin is crap vtw. The red Golfredo Cappa thing. I wouldn't have it in the house, looks like a London bus spray painter had a go at the varnish.
  14. I love that film. It is so bloody good. I was watching that on BBC 2 the other night. No adverts, which is how Britain won the war, wars. Because wasting time listening to bullshit babbling by yanks causes me to swear like a Docker! And, Marty Feldman is funnier, and gave the others a good reason to be grateful for his mastery at the art of realistic, adult mastery of the true art of comedic pathos, whit, and that is why youyanks love our comedians, as you are very cheesy, always, any of the cheese ball yanks in that film would have flopped it without a doubt. Fact. I despise adverts, and yanks who really are just not funny, they are all cheesy.