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Open seam repaired but its voice has not returned.
Cracked Samovar posted a topic in The PegboxMy violin's sound suddenly became weak and hollow one day. I brought it to a luthier and they glued an open seam that had appeared on the top plate, on either side of the neck of the violin. The sound was good for a few days, then a buzz developed. Brought it back and they re-glued the same seam (it had reopened). After this last visit the sound is almost as weak and hollow as it was before bringing it for repairs, but a different luthier could find no open seam or any other issue with the violin. I am at my wit's end, can't bring myself to play the damn thing anymore and really would like to avoid having to get a new one. What can I do now? Is it possible that the seam repair was poorly done? I won't attempt to fix anything myself but maybe there is something I can ask a luthier to do. Thank you
Minimum size plane for making centre joints
lslo posted a topic in The PegboxHello, I’m a newcomer to this forum, currently muddling my way through building my first violin, with the Johnson & Courtnall book as my reference and guide. I’m seeking the opinion and advice of experienced members here regarding the choice of plane for making the front and back centre joints. I currently have a smaller plane available to me - a Veritas small bevel-up smooth plane. Thus far, I’ve struggled to achieve a perfect flat joint. I’ve read that many if not most people use at least a jack plane or larger for making this joint. So I am considering obtaining a larger plane. However, before I take on the additional expense, I was wondering whether the fault may simply be with my technique, or whether the small bevel-up smooth plane (9”) is just too small for this job. Does anyone have experience using a smaller size plane for making the centre joints? Can it work with the right technique? Thanks for any input. Lawrence