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  1. The effect on the arching is minuscule, if any. But by the same reasoning, doesn't the "NY reset" affect the back arching? Something has to bend.
  2. You're a smart guy. Think about it.
  3. Yes it can and does. Try it. It works.
  4. Yes. Pretty much as DB said, but I've found more scope for adjustment by opening the top seam completely, except at the neck and tail blocks. I also agree with you about the option of doing nothing.
  5. I've explained previously how to do this rather easily, but nobody seemed to believe me.
  6. Does the following description of the significance of molecular length have any merit? Molecular chain lengths and their meaning "Very long molecular chains in the gelatine spectrum with a high bloom value have the property of being able to bridge large distances. However, their inner cohesion is stronger than in the short-chain geltaine. However, these gelatines have slightly redused adhesive forces. They are used in the ballistic field (shot attempts and flight path calculation of projectiles), cake icing, photo film etc. In contrast, the very short molecular chains in the gelatine spectrum have a low Bloom value. Due to the short chain, their inner cohesion is less. However, they have particualrly high adhesive forces, as many small chains allow several anchor points between the two sides, which have to gab. One of its areas of application is its use as a glue. In between there is the entire spectrum of lengths and, depending on the application, in different mixing ratios. Gummy bears, food supplements, release agents, food adhesives, medical products, binders and much more. require very different properties, which can be adjusted with special gelatine" Source: https://www.shop-schilbach.net/en/c/hide-glue-gelatines-and-co
  7. Surely not. *insert any word of choice here.
  8. I was referring to Cremonese. I'm pretty sure some big name expert (don't recall who) has concluded that La Messie purfling is all poplar, for instance. So I was really trying to say that it would seem that poplar/pear purfling was not ubiquitous in old Cremona work - all poplar was sometimes used.
  9. I always use all poplar purling. I heard that some experts believe it may even be more "historically correct" than pear/poplar in some cases. I use the logwood etc recipe described above. In my experience poplar doesn't go as jet black as pear - looks more gray-ish, but looks fine in use. I find it nicer to be able to use the same piece of wood as the shaving source for the blacks and whites. Everything just behaves better and the purfling twists less when it dries.
  10. I don't know of any VM school that teaches this, or any maker who does this. But maybe I need to get out more. Thoughts, anyone?
  11. Agree. It's a typical example of the kind of thing that it is.
  12. From people taking charts like the one Germain posted too seriously.
  13. I don't. It might be a figment of my imagination . My understanding, though, is that all commercially available fluorescent tubes, with the exception of specific UVC sources, are made from the same type of "ordinary" glass. For UVA/UVB tubes, only the phosphor coating differs from standard domestic lighting tubes. If anyone knows differently (with information from a credible source) please say. I don't mind being wrong- all part of the lifelong learning journey.
  14. I’m always very cautious with UV, but I’m pretty sure that the borosilicate glass used for these fluorescent tubes is opaque to UVC. Quartz is used for specific UVC lamps. I’m also not sure that tanning tubes would be any worse than black lights/actinics in this respect. What’s the source of the info you quoted?
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