J Corry

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  1. The ones that I use and several of my mentors have used I got off eBay. So far they seem to be of quite good quality. They are on a thin metal plate but still require a backer for rigidity. The best option I have seen so far is to superglue them to the alberti discs, but I made up a MDF plate with magnets that works 95% https://www.ebay.ca/itm/8-INCH-Grit-1200-Diamond-coated-Flat-Lap-wheel-Lapidary-lapping-polishing-disc/123699517605?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  2. I agree with the DMT diamond recommendation. I have a set of plates that I can attach to my Alberti disc sander and the quality and speed of my sharpening have gone up considerably. In addition the diamond abrasive allows me to use HSS parting tool banks to make some of my blades.
  3. When done right I have found the Realist violin pickup to provide a good amplified sound (even better if you run it though a L.R. Baggs preamp) I know it does go under the bridge but I still find it sounds good acoustically. The LR Baggs is my other favorite, and I have used it on a six-string viola with no problems either.
  4. L.A. Neck set? (No offense to anyone in beautiful California )
  5. As a side thought to James's comment above (all of which are great builders) if you are looking for something a bit cheaper I have always found the guitars made by Godin family of companies to be excellent, possibly the best bang for your buck in an under $750 CAD acoustic. They make the guitars under the names of Seagull, Art and Lutherie, Simon and Patrick Luthier and others. Some may have laminate back and sides though.
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    Free Pianos

    Bruce at Orcas Island Tonewoods often has top material that I believe is piano soundboard spruce. (It might just be offcuts from the manufacturing process though - haven't checked with him) So it might be possible.
  7. Whoop, it happens. However now in the case that I ever have to ship three cellos to or from Britain I'll have an idea of how much it should cost Thanks for the help James.
  8. Great prices, and good wood. But watch the shipping. I was going to order a cello back or two and it was going to be £1000-£1300 for shipping to Canada.
  9. Yes he did. Huh, interesting. I wasn't aware of that, all of the transcriptions of Django that I have done I have notated for standard tuning. I would have thought that more of the Django purists would be using the alternate if that was the case. Do you by any chance know what tuning it is?
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    In 2015 the guild of American Luthiers ran an article by Jan van Cappelle on the guitars that Strad made and they included plans for one modelled after the small guitar form in the Cité de la Musique in Paris (E.901.6). In the article they built both this one and a larger one based on the "Hill" guitar in the Ashmolean. A superb article.
  11. ... you were just learning to cut a sound post and you just cut your fifth one too short. ;{
  12. I was of the impression that the reason that the grain direction in the blocks is vertical was so that a crack in a rib wouldn't travel through the block. Incorrect?
  13. I am a fiddler for most of my music, but I have also trained in classical music for most of my life. I have discussed bridges with a number of predominant fiddlers here in Canada, and the general consensus was that a standard "classical" setup is best for fiddling (in the Canadian styles) - unless, like Vasser Clements you have a good reason to change (for him flatter to facilitate triple stops) and the skills to validate the change. Yes, yes, yes. J
  14. Brilliant! Education & on point lutherie humour all in one! Fantastic.
  15. Thank you both. I'll take another look at it. J