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Fossil Ledges

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  1. Yes, but still maintains that fine touch.
  2. Ahem, (disclaimer), Yes, the soundpost has indeed shrunk, necessitating much shim wood. And the reason the paperwork doesn't agree on the maker(s), is because it is a very late, (the nudist period), work of John Juzek himself! Regardless, a bargain at any price!
  3. The Hyundai-Robex is a very serious viola repair tool!
  4. No, he does not, but Phillip does! Very Antique, Such Rare, Much Prague!
  5. But it's Very Antique and the Paint is Brown!
  6. Poor Phillip, of course he's in his basement, I heard he has a Master Art hidden there and he is actively guarding it from the MN riffraff!
  7. Interesting tag! Wow, is that thing hammered.
  8. It was a third or fourth generation Johann Adam Martin violin.
  9. Yes, chemically true, solubility usually implies a chemical bond or reaction somewhere in the process. So, when I grind my pigments in turp or linseed, they are in a suspension. When I cook the mixture, chemical changes begin to occur, but mostly to the oil in the form of increased oxidation. In chemistry water is the most universal solvent, however, time and lack of reaction become factors, ie; glass is a liquid etcetera. Most of us can't wait a hundred years for our varnish to cook. Lately, I have become increasingly interested in secondary and tertiary oxidation with UV etcetera.
  10. Thank you for the correction, I missed the forest for the trees on that one regarding the language, my apologies! I should have said solubility in the media, regardless of what the media is.
  11. Nope, he's movin' in on their turf...
  12. Remember cooking changes/contributes to your chemistry lots! Mechanical grinding, not so much, other that to increase surface area in preparation for the next chemical change...
  13. Please re-read the post response, what does water solubility have to do with the molecular to batch formulation? Solubility, (in anything) is part of the multivariable calc. equation. It must be accounted for in the premix and then again with the oxidation reactions, UV etcetera in the post, ie. what happened? This is basic grad. school chemistry. I don't use water soluble anything. What I grind it in is part of the MECHANICAL process.
  14. Apples and Oranges. Today, we have the luxury of time to spend on individual instruments. Back in my museum lab days grinding pigments was worth ZERO if you replicated it once. If you did the molecular to batch triaxials (quite literally a hundred times), and they were consistent, then it was okay.
  15. I think it's somewhat common. People often say, "I want this", but I want it changed such and such and such, and then of course, it is not what they originally wanted. But as long as it is in their mind. The same with sound, folks need that chance and the time to convince themselves, regarding what they are hearing at their elbow. I always offer to experiment as necessary with the setup and with experienced musicians, I always learn something. Especially with the baroque cellos, we can really make some progress, plodding through individual string changes.
  16. Depends on what kind of rubber room...I might be tempted to reach out.
  17. Right, in the old days, I don't think there was a lot of wasted motion.
  18. Well, you know, if it was day, we were hung over, if it was night we were intoxicated...I'm very interested in the spectra...
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