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  1. Really? I find that the great unwashed can see crap when they see it and want the best. If you look at fancy photos, it's still obviously obvious that a newly handmade violin with superior looks takes a blink of the eyes to see reality and quality, compared to obvious Chinese junk.
  2. Sorry David luv, not to answer you till now. Yes, you are right, in little Britain ppl breed cats, dogs, instead of selling crack, being taxi drivers or going on the sick benefits. I'm not blaming them at all, this Island nation has lost it's ability to construct, mainly because construction was lucrative in the wars, so Scotland lost steel making, warship construction and Napiers fine gun metal workers, mining operations finished due to using atom splitting nuclear power plants. I think we have 4 nuclear plants. Selafield 1 and 2, can't remember the others, all completely overtaking electricity supplies formerly using gas oil reserves of which offshore we have plenty of reserves, our oil rigs churn out tonnes every second, natural gas, offshore still doing a healthy profit. Liverpool is the chief import exporters in the EU. We export and import a third of all international goods, including live animals (horrendously btw). Haleeood branch of the RSPCA was closed down this April/May. It held thousands of dogs, cats, horses, ponies, wildlife, and was shut down because of government funding and issues of animal welfare. Thousands of strays, lost, dogs, cats, unwanted kittens, where kept alive and that was horrendous it closing, as the staff lost their jobs, as they took in any living animal and had a programme with the PDSA to give poor people free neutering's and money tokens for free inoculation of any pet, so vets associated with and who worked with them also lost their pittance paid money. If you can imagine the scale of number of deaths of animals there because of local council thieves who control everything and we pay higher council tax than Londoners. The ever funless imaginary world of New Labour. We have internment camps for illegal immigrants who survive the journey only to be beaten up. Good on you and your sister Carol is a good girl. Xxx
  3. Thanks Mike and Bill luvs. I will have a go at that. My problem is that I am searching fomu tools, bits, bobs odds and ends, because of having work done in my house, so I had everything in boxes. So cannot find the things I need, like sooo many dremel ends and then Irush, don't prepare, as I used to by getting everything I need or may need, clsmpings, preperation as you all know is so important rather than fanny around. See, that partially destroyed eyelet screw moves sideways, hence, needing a willing victim with hands to trust me to hold with pliers, as I drill using your tips of how to do it, get that damned eyelet screw out of the situation. Once that has been exhumed from causing more damage to the outer edges of the mortice, then drilling v carefully into that screw will be about do able. The less damage from my idiocy and gung ho anger is to listen to you who know. Ta luvs. Also, Thanks for putting up with me. I've been really ill and violent ex. Broke my arm 4 times, my hip smashed. Thanks for your help xxx
  4. Ahhh, I'm very sorry for your loss. Loud Willy! Lol! Great name, meezes are very loud mouthed but they purr like an engine, it's very therapeutic. This Sooty character is very purry, furry and I rescued him too. Glad you are a cat lady too. Xxx Jerry P, and Josh Hernry, I've heard of him, thanks Dwight luv for the links. Here's my Poppy who I rescued too. I can't believe she's still gone. I used in read to her in bed.
  5. Hi Evan, luv. I know I would like to ask you for advice but, I would rather not. I know how to finish a violin as well as start, middle and er nd but I am not sure yet that you would stick your neck out and put examples are your crafting of a violin and it's varnishing up. I am a woman and have. So here goes. As long as ppl put a colourless varnish to give depth to the underlying wood figure, and the carving is not bloated by coloured varnishing and, that the micro millimetres of layers, give everything depth and translucency within the under layers, then your eyes are deceived until someone goes and slaps some French polish, or rubs out the chanteuse of seeing coloured layers as a homogeneous depth, well, basically if everyone wants to know what to put on top of their coloured layers, just plainly speaking with respect, if you want a piano, then rub out the final layer and use button polish. If not, use oil based yellow Damar based oil varnish. Don't rub it out. Leave it to dry slowly with plenty of air. Apply with a varnish sponge. It keeps your important wood finishing skills intact and if you don't mind, stop slagging off me and women. Okay? I will post a photo of my finish in detail just to prove that I am worthwhile maybe listening to without being attacked. I actually make violins you know luv. X
  6. From China? Or red maple? One piece backs from red maple aren't easy to carve unless they are softened. They tend to split, if dried out. I tried carving a piece from Canada off someone and it was no use, it bit down my tools very quickly and needed a wooden chisel hammer for everything. It's like working against the grain and too tough, waste of time. Maple or Sycamore is dependant on softness against hardness isn't it? If it's well moisture content without being soaked okay, it's still brittle. And ruins tone. I have some Fine Cut logs tight sized but as the tree was being topped slowly, bit by bit Brough down. It's split naturally outwards from it's heart. I'd rather that it will be a two piece back than a one piece shattered backed in the future.
  7. Hi Dorian luv, I did ages ago but went on here to try and find a thread concerning soaking hardwood in anything and was warnings, I did and I panicked and got it out and ran away with fear as it distorted as if you can see that at the titsy end, now buggered up of the bow. Can't I just get my dremel and an attachment drill head behind the eyelet screw as it's right up against the end of the already marred mortice? And burr into it at angle with using buffers of shamgered aluminium tin can lid thingys I have made. They are great. Tubbs swore by them, then hit someone else if it went wrong, fell out of the pub, and cuddled his shop cat or bundle of horses hair, dependant on how drunk he was lol! X photo of the head. It's a hammer head, it's nicely cut, sorry again about the photo. Its sharper cut thsn it looks on the picture.
  8. Snow violins which where sold on eBay years ago I bought two, first one sounded good and played almost perfectly but was very graduated, thinly, had a paper layer of coloured spray type varnish and the maker died I was told. I sold them for £250, both. They are great as long as you realise that this maker, is dead. Long gone. V. Sad. Mean it, I am not being sarcastic at all. He was the raised grain, making teaching master. They had everything apart from the weight, depth and fullness of tone.
  9. And if we buy it, whether or not to varnish already off the shelf or billets, I would hate to think that anyone cutting down ancient forests would not be crushed to death by a freak accident, you understand that comments are not taken with senses of humour by ppl on here. You know...You have to not be cryptic in a pathos enriched comment. Just buy my wood. It's real...wood.
  10. I tried as you can see, by drilling and damaged the edges of the mortice. Oh well its only some cheap rubbish bow, so who cares. I can keep it to play twinkle twinkle little star. I wonder if I try taking photos in daylight, I can get a better shot. I am getting a new phone at end of this month so better photos.
  11. Hi Dwight luv, who is Jerry Pasewicz? Sorry for my ignorance of this man. BTW I see you have a Siamese fur baby. How gorgeous. Have you still got him or her? My Meez Poppy, was run over 4 months ago by my next door neighbour. I am still devastated. Siamese cats are SO loving and loyal and intelligent, sensitive fur lovers. Back to this bow. I've made a mess of it. I seen to have completely lost it lately. I don't know! I asked about getting the brass eyeletted screw holder out as it's wrapped around the actual screw. The bow is worthwhile to me, can't read the stamp I think it says Jerome Thoubillaire Lamy. So faint. It's v. Hard Brazilwood octagonal and a decent enough bow to save. For me anyway. Thin pickings to get sorted before I get unable to work. Here's some photos. Sorry for the bad quality of them.
  12. I've read the post you have tagged and I see 2 VERY IMPORTANT big information gaps, which are:- 1. THE BRASS EYELET AND HOW TO GET THE THING REMOVED FROM AROUND THE SCREW AFTER DRILLING IT AND CRACKING IT IN SITU? 2. AFTER DRILLING INTO THE ACTUAL SCREW WHICH IS RUSTY AND HAS EXPANDED AND IS IMMOVABLE, AND THE DRILL HAS CUT THE SCREW IN HALF, HOW WAS IT REMOVED? Sorry not shouting I just wanted the questions I asked to stand out, for future reference as reading on a small iPhone screen is eye sight unfriendly. Thanks everyone x
  13. Hi Blank Face luv, thank you for taking time to find that thread. I will read that later when I have cleaned out my fish tank and put a dye on my hair. I digress, lol, yes I know it's very very difficult because I had a go a while back on a bow ending up with drilling into the frog from the slider so the top down into the ebony frog and I got to the old copper eyelet screw, even with a diamond headed drill, it took ages to drill into it to crack it, and the ebony around the drill bit was smoking and it caused a big hole in the frog and some splitting of the frog! Sickening isn't it! I hate those old screws, they were rubbish, to big and too hard metal. Thanks for your help x
  14. Hi Pruess, luv. I should have said that there is no frog on the bow in question. I do have another violin bow in same condition which DOES have the frog still attached, which is also a very nice violin bow. However I will keep things none confusing and stick to the bow without the frog. I will try taking a photo but I stood on my Lumia Phone it's still working but I can't get good enough photos at night. Probably should fix this phone first!
  15. Hi everyone, I can't find anything to attach to my drill that can get this screw that is solidly jammed in a violin bow I have. It's a decent octagonal violin bow full size but very tiny end nipple. Nothing will shift it and it's old, end button snapped off to the hilt flush to the nipple. I don't want to damage it. It also has the eyelet still attached broken down to the point where it meats the round screw eyelet itself and is extremely hard metal, brass. Any help appreciated.
  16. I understand Jeffrey. I'm sorry for any insults and arguments towards members on here. I will behave myself. xxx
  17. It seems I am not allowed to post. Can I not post anything anymore then? I'm being moderated. I feel very sad that this forum has become so wicked. I defend myself that is all. Others are allowed to post comments of the most vile kind and they are given free reign so why do I get moderated for good?
  18. I like the cello. That's the investment instrument. What is the sleeper? Gagliano? Oh well I wouldn't want to buy sight unseen with a single Tarisio expert piece of paper if I wanted to invest in a collectable, made by a faker. I'd like to go there just for the crack. And to actually get out of the house and have a browse, some booze, nevermind, it's bingo that night....
  19. 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
  20. I apologise. For myself and others. This is silly and I would be put off asking anyone here anything.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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