Steven Bollman

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  1. Thank you, Davide and John! Very helpful and much appreciated!
  2. Hi all, I've been waiting for nearly a month to receive two posters from The Strad. Seems the pandemic has slowed shipping unpredictably. The Strad said they shipped them, but would send a new set. Who knows when they will arrive. So, my question is: Is there a template such as the neck drawing in The Art of Violin Making by Johnson & Courtnall, that would work with the P mold downloaded her on Maestronet? Or can anyone recommend another source? Thanks.
  3. Thank you, so much Brad (and Manfio!!! What a terrific process thread!)!
  4. Thanks Jim, what a fascinating pdf you attached. I'm really looking for to digging in to that. That looks like a labor of love. I had a small workbench next to my Dad's when I was about 9 years old. We worked on lots of projects over the years including shipwright work on his 1934 sloop. I'll be 59 in a couple of weeks and feel about ready as I'll ever be to try violin making. I've had my head in instrument making for about 6-7 years now.
  5. Thanks, Don. I don't really expect to attempt faithful copies of any violins, but to use the plans/posters as guides.
  6. Thanks, Muswell. There are still quite a few things I can do before the posters arrive, perhaps the most important one is patience LOL.
  7. Thanks, DoorMouse. It took a bit of learning of scrounging through the thread but did find the many form PDFs. Very cool! A lot of very generous work there offered to folks here.
  8. Thanks. I'll wait for the Strad posters. And I agree, I'll hang it up somewhere if I can find enough wall.
  9. I downloaded the PDF and eye porn it is. However... does anyone know why complete photos of the neck and fingerboard would be excluded from the 160+ photos? There are some fragments, but no full mid neck shots that I can see. Curious...
  10. Hi All, I'm new here and beginning my first violin build. I have worked with wood for most of my life 50ish years. Little background: I've made a number of scratch build acoustic guitars and F5 mandolins using mostly hand tools and elbow grease. I'm a photographer by trade. Anyhoo, I've ordered a couple of posters from The Strad Shop (Antonio Stradivari 'Huberman' violin 1713 , and 'Vieuxtemps' Guarneri 'del Gesù' 1741). I have my wood for beginning to build, but I don't know when the posters will arrive. The Strad Shop is vague about delivery during the pandemic. My brother is sending me his copy of The Art of Violin Making - C. Johnson. So, the question is has anyone built a violin using the plans in Heron-Allen's book, Violin-Making As It Was and Is? I've attached a photo of it. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.