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Everything posted by avandesande

  1. I stopped feeding my violins meat a long time ago.
  2. Katalox might be interesting
  3. violin looks young enough it should have an origin label, i am enjoying the hang-wringing though over the providence of an American violin that should be worse than 'the usual'
  4. Has anyone tried Indian Yellow? It's a pigment that was available during Stradivarius time. Nobody makes it naturally now since it requires cows eating poisonous plants, it is made synthetically.
  5. I do the upside down method with one of these that I picked up used for not so much money.... https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/ecejointerplane.aspx
  6. If I had to buy wood domestically it would be from metmusic
  7. These things are always a gamble, you could find more problems during restoration or it might just sound or play bad. This come from experience...
  8. Round pegs wouldn't provide the same feedback about how much you have turned. I wouldn't be surprised if experienced violinists can adjust tuning the first try.
  9. Not sure about this poster but often the line drawing is just to illustrate where the measurement was taken and not the literal shape of the scroll.
  10. It would be nice to have a printable set of circles that could be used to compare with lines on posters or other pictures. I haven't found one on the web and creating a set that prints correctly isn't straightforward.
  11. Assuming you have a typical bending iron, one thing you can try is to bend the rib and see how it fits in the curve. If it won't fit with gentle pressure you need to clean up the curve in the corner block.
  12. From the Florian Leonhard auction? I wish I bought more, the wood was much nicer in person than their photos.
  13. Is it possible Lloyd Liu had these items on consignment at various shops and his estate decided to liquidate them? I think that something like this is more likely than someone trying to 'cash in'. (BTW I don't know anything about maker agreement with dealers)
  14. The action is different than abrasives, it tends to leave a polished/burnished finish.
  15. Hide glue is easy to use I have a 5$ thrift store crock pot and olive jars. Use 4:1 ratio by weight to start.
  16. Why don't you see what you can get messing with the sound post
  17. I believe that is called 'posting on Maestronet'
  18. You could try washing it with sodium bicarbonate.
  19. There is plenty of time for slowness in graduation, edge-work, purfling etc. Flattening ribs with sandpaper just sounds tedious. Typically I like to stick with processes that compliment the other skills I need to use in making and planing skills are very important. I am from same background and finished my first violin last year, good luck with whatever you decide to do.
  20. How are you going to pull the rib across the sandpaper? Purism aside, this kind of flattening sounds time consuming compared to a plane. I use a cheap 110 plane with irregular nicks in the blade it works quickly.
  21. I am working on one of these, does anyone have recommendation for scribed purfling? I was thinking india ink and casein for the paste but am curious if anyone has more information.
  22. I don't know how to measure efficiency but it's enough where I can do another coat after being lit over night. There are plenty of threads with similar result on MN if you search for them.
  23. My amber varnish cures quickly under typical 380-420nm led lights
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