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I live in a country where we don't have any good luthier. Moreover, it's a hard deal to find a good violin, there's no music shop with normal violin (only cheap fake ones).. So I don't have any option except doing it myself. I will do it this way or another, but dunno the steps. Please don't judge me badly hahahah))) 1. As you see there are minor cracks. What material should I use to cover those cracks? Is it necessary to cover them? (pics of inside & outside below) https://imageshack.us/i/po9jreixj https://imageshack.us/i/plY0MBn1j https://imageshack.us/i/plH2Zi2Gj 2. Most of the cracks are on the ribs, but ribs are covered with additional ribs, so should I remove them, or it's okay to leave them this way? (pics of inside & outside below) https://imageshack.us/i/plSIOz4Bj https://imageshack.us/i/po33wiqAj 3. One more crack is on the neck. I think no need to do anything with it, still I took photo just in case.. (pics of inside & outside below) https://imageshack.us/i/pmXujnWtj I'm about to receive hide glue soon for it, so far, that's the only material I have for now. Now, one more important thing. When I fix them and put the spruce back I need to varnish it. I saw in few videos I found that the luthiers put coating, then they varnish the violins. Or I might be mistaken. Just need to know what materials to buy to varnish violin, how many layers of coating, how many layers of varnishing. Actually I'm not aiming to make the violin shiny, would like to make something like this (link in the comment). I hope you'll share your experience, please....
Nailed top to lower block... Why!?
Egidio Santos posted a topic in The PegboxHello guys, first topic in this forum so here's a quick introduction: I'm Brazilian, living in Munich, and for many years i've been meddling with small instrument repairs, fittings bridges etc. Recently i've decided to take things a little bit more serious and started putting pieces together for a personal workshop. For a few months i've been doing setup and restoration for a few instruments and have a couple violins on the way of my own making Now back to business: I've just come into possession of a Schuster & CO violin that had the top NAILED to the lower block, which resulted in a partial crack and a small gap in the ribs... First... What!? Why would you do that? Would be just a mindless repair? Second: What would be the best way to fix it? I was thinking of completely remove the block and glue it back with a spline to prevent opening again, then gluing the ribs back... Is there a better way? Should i also use some filler for the hole? The instrument looks in general older than the average Markneukirchen and definitely has much better construction with full corner blocks and some interesting full linings. Unfortunately someone tried unsuccessfully to remove the label and now the part with the year is missing. Have more pictures if anybody is interested Thanks for any help.
Tar Jozsef violin? Keszthel, Hungary
Lota posted a topic in The Auction ScrollAny information about violin and maker would be big help for me, becouse I couldn't found anything on internet. I have this violin and i'm interested in what would her sound be. But i can't decide is it worth spend money on repair. Any gues where i could repaire this violin? Could anybody tell me what model is this violin, also I'm not shure about nack? Is it original? Text on label: tar jozsef hegedu keszito keszthel http://www.flickr.com/photos/cepulic/10508835156/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cepulic/10508831065/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cepulic/10508865564/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cepulic/10508828375/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cepulic/10508825485/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cepulic/10508857934/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cepulic/10509034993/in/photostream/