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  1. Well I guess I am not alone with the learning curve on bending flamed maple... Just bought 4 sets of sides for practice. I believe that my issue was my bending iron was not hot enough only 150 c. If i have more issues with the bending ill see if i can post a video testing the iron heat and what i am doing. @David BurgessThanks for the video! I will not be as shy in putting more weight/pressure on the strap this time. Hopefully I don't end up on the floor. though my wife might get a good laugh if that happens
  2. Yea Its semi isolated door etc. I have a shop vac and an air purifier I run in the room. But due to poor design on that band saw dust collector i end up with a tad to much dust. I also need to upgrade that shop vac could be a contributing factor that might happen soon new house possibly and a new shop!
  3. Thanks for the inspiration guys i've been having to haul the bandsaw outside since my "violin shop area" is actually inside the spare room of my house. I'll look into modifying the dust collection I'll probably start with something similar to Maberry for now and after i upgrade my bandsaw i'll look into doing something like Don.
  4. So is there a reason to carve it in that way instead of just gluing in bracing similar to archtop guitar bracing?
  5. google wittner fine tuner and you will get multiple results - Fiddlershop and guitar center both have them.
  6. Please avoid a really cheap bandsaw if you can afford a better one if you go that route. Make sure it has a cast iron table on the bandsaw in my opinion - i hate my aluminum one.- saving for a new bandsaw I won't bash the product on the forum because it was cheap and i got cheap.... Play with cheap tools get cheap problems..
  7. Thanks for the comments guys I'll get the luthiers bench strap on order seems that the spring steel makes it easier I will try to use Burgress's approach to preventing staining.
  8. Looking to upgrade from my piece of flashing metal i've used as a bending strap I saw one at Luthiers Bench 0.2mm -springsteel , One on internation violin 0.3mm - stainless steel, or 0.12" spring steel stew mac bending strap *i can make handles*. Or if someone has a different supplier that would supply a great product i would be happy to look at that.
  9. Well i got my Loupe on order. BelOMO 10x Triplet. Jewelers Loupe Magnifier 21mm (.85") Going from guesswork to precision guesswork. Guess you guys know my day Job now
  10. I like the thread test approach Doug that would be easy to reproduce. My wife might be happy if i am cured of my Left arm pattern baldness that seems to appear. Always checked its ability to shave a patch of my arm hair in one swipe.
  11. Will i be able to see a burr that i can't feel with my thumb? I might purchase a triplet loupe if this will assist. When i finishing sharpening i was always taught to feel and make sure their was no burr.
  12. Thanks for the comments guys did some roughing with the handle above found it quite comfortable compared to before. Feels easier to get longer cuts. I’ve got two other slightly smaller 30mm gouges for roughing I might make some 12” ones for those. I’ll go see if I can find that convo I do remember burgess mentioning about a shovel on some post.
  13. Hide glue please if not consider fish glue. you should look up the process of removing titebond from an instrument to deter you from using such things.
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