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Can someone please explain to me why there are 4 separate readings each for the belly and back arching heights in the Titian Strad poster (see attached)? I can understand the measurements with and without the edge, but why are the readings different when measured across vs lengthwise? Which reading do you use when building the instrument? Titian.pdf
The Strad Titian poster has errors. Specifically, the cross arch drawings are too short by about 2 mm when compared to the outline drawing of the instrument on the same paper. Assuming the authors did their work accurately, it looks to me like the error is caused by shrinking in the horizontal direction, either of the paper or the optical part of the reproduction process. I wonder is the authors of the various posters and the publisher are aware of these problems. Does anyone else notice errors of this nature?
Hello, This is a multi-question post: 1. Few days ago I received my Titian poster and was positively surprised by the CT scan provided on the back of the poster. I am wondering how accurate these CT scans are with regards to mould measurements. Can I just trace the inside of the rib structure pictured there and assume that this gives me the actual size of the mould? If so, these scans fantastically reduce the work that is involved in sizing the mould from the outlines provided in the other posters. 2. I have a question for those who have set up a workshop space at home or in their office space. If you don't have a dedicated room for violin making how do you tackle the dust issue? I have an office space at home with books, computers and instruments and am wondering whether I might be able to set up a little workshop space in there. I realise that some of the dustier work has to be carried out in the garden or elsewhere, but what about the rest? Can an office and a workshop coexist peacefully within the same undivided space? 3. Not a question, just an observation: a while ago I started thinking about a model for a viola and received some really useful help from Manfio. It made me realise that his space here on maestro.net has been left empty. I don't want to start a debate about his absence or the admin's decision, which led to his leaving the forum. I just wanted to share my observation and acknowledge the impact these professional luthiers have here.