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Found 14 results

  1. Hi here! i was thinking on doing some shell purfking in a violín, maybe using zipflex abalone. Anyone had experience with shell purfling? Many thanks, Juan
  2. I paid only a few dollars for this when I was looking to try out a "baroque violin." Eventually got a good period instrument and this one now decorates a shelf at mom's. No corner blocks and at one time had painted purfling. So I don't expect this to be anything marginally decent. But I've always liked the looks of it. Just for the chance of an exception, I thought I'd ask Can anyone shed some light on the where, when, and why of this violin? Thank you !
  3. I bought this at a local auction yesterday, and after examining it at home I realized that it was not what I had thought it was. What is unusual about it (to me) is that the edges are broad and the purfling was inlaid at top of the edge. The fluting along the edges is quite shallow. Also, the corners are pointier than I am used to seeing in Markneukirchen wares. There are blocks in all corners, and the linings don’t appear to be inserted into the blocks. The scroll fluting does not go the "bitter end” of the throat, but stops a few mm before. The scroll is petite and attractive. The
  4. Long ago I purchased 100 black white black purfling strips, where the black was fiber. I think it was from International or Dictum. Does anyone know where I can get them in bulk, as opposed to 6 bucks for 3? Thanks. jbv
  5. Hello all. I'm a novice maker without a guide and am learning about making the purfling channel by many trials, even more errors and baptism by fire! I'm not very good at making the channel by hand ... definitely an art and am in awe of those who skillfully make them! I've been investigating using a Dremel since I have a small one and have seen Michael Darnton's jig, but since I don't have the "pencil" Dremel accessory, I made a jig based on the one I've seen at Stewmac, but adapted for violin C bouts. I ordered two carbide router bits (1.2mm) from a violin making supply outlet and waited pati
  6. What would be recommended for fixing purfling that has not come completely detached but is clearly loose in the purfling channel on an old violin?
  7. So a friend of mine bought this violin at a small auction and got it for $70. He then decided he didn't really want it and gave it to me a few months later. Lucky Me! Well I restored it by removing the black patch of rosin build up and taking it to a luthier to have a few seams re-glued. After the restorations, the violin plays great and has a set of dominant strings on it which respond very well. (And yes, I know the images display D'addario prelude strings. I purchased the dominants a few months after these pictures were taken). I then had a conversation with my local luthier trying to deter
  8. No longer relevant. This thread keeps getting mentioned out of context in other threads. Out of respect, I was going to take it down, but MN must not allow deleting old threads that one starts. So I am going to delete my comments. Thanks, everyone for your help and insight!
  9. Hello my father was a luthier since 1970 - he passed two years ago and we recently decided to sell his collection of supplies, tone wood, ribs, a couple of violin and cello scrolls, forms, etc I will attach a few pics to start and if you have questions or an interest please fire away!! He also had a terrco marlin wood duplicator that came in handy for him in his mid 80's to get the job done quicker! The tone wood collection is mostly for violins maple and spruce - dated as far back at the early 70's and up until 1999 - there is a few pieces for a cello as well many violin forms one
  10. Ok, so I'm cutting the slots for the purfling on my second violin and I wasn't happy with the amount of glue seep-age I got on my first. Seemed to make the varnish not want to stick to the edges. What technique do you use to glue purfling into its slot?
  11. There's a big difference in price when buying pre-made violin purfling for one instrument from a known supply company and buying 100 pieces from China for anywhere from $12 up. I'd like to have a batch on hand without paying an arm and a leg and I'm tempted to buy the inexpensive stuff. Are the inexpensive bulk lots a bad deal or not? And if they are, can anyone direct me to a good deal?
  12. OK......so I was reading a nice article on by John Dilworth on Andrea Amati. He was writing about how lovely the scroll was and how it was superfluous . It got me to thinking about a violin/viola design that only includes that which contributes to the sound, ergonomics, preservation, and stability of an instrument. I was thinking of this in a number of ways: 1. Simpler instruments for students. 2. Better Ergonomics 3. Easier Building 4. Improved Sound 5. Lighter Weight What would you leave on, what would you leave off. Think of it a
  13. I'm planning on viewing and possibly purchasing the violin pictured and am curious on whether anyone can tell me anything about it. The seller told me over the phone that there's a number written inside, but no label, and he can't see the number clearly. He found it in his deceased parents' closet when he was cleaning out the house and doesn't know anything about it. I thought the purfling work was unique and might be a clue in identifying it. Of course, the sound will make all the difference on whether I buy it (he wants $150), but it's always nice to know more about an instrument. The