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  1. Hello experts - I need some help on restoring the finish on my chinrest. The finish is coming off, and the raw (still stained) wood is exposed, which means it's absorbing perspiration and other nastiness. I believe that this was caused by somebody (ok, it was me) applying Hill Violin Cleaner and Polish to the chinrest. I thought it would polish it up nicely, but instead it seems to have taken off the finish in a bad way. I have the tools to properly remove the chinrest, but am not sure what would be the best way to restore a finish without replacing the chinrest entirely (not desirable, since it fits me perfectly). I'm not a luthier, so I don't have any experience with varnishes in that sense, but I do have woodworking experience. I just don't want to apply the wrong finish which would make things worse. Any advice? I was thinking of using beeswax as a simple solution.
  2. Just for fun... I have noticed that most(?) people use the popular Guarneri-style chinrest and that is ubiquitous on almost all new instruments at this point in time too. BUT...I have seen many people putting their chins on the cross piece...not even close to the actual rest. So, if that's the case, why wouldn't those folks use centre-style chinrests? Isn't having your chin resting on a bumped up cross bar more uncomfortable? Pics below: Guarneri, centre mount Example of a center-mount (there are many versions):
  3. Having come across a violin with a chinrest type I had not seen in decades, I find myself a failure in trying to come up with keywords that would narrow my search for reading materials on this. I'll try posting a JPEG here and hope anyone is kind enough to give me guidance. Thanks in advance. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/57727070/rare-chinrest%3DSFW.jpg
  4. Interesting 19th century patented chinrest

    I salvaged this chinrest off of a yard sale fiddle years ago that I probably threw in the trash. But the chinrest was interesting. I wouldn't recommend that anyone try to use it though. It has three adjusting barrels. The center one clamps it to the instrument, while the outer two adjust the elevation and inclination of the cup. The result is that the chinrest cup itself is kind of wiggly. Still, I'm impressed by the high quality manufacturing standard. The devil's in the details, and this maker took that to heart. The adjusting barrels have those rings formed into them that have no other purpose but aesthetics. The bracket is elegantly filigreed, and even the patent declaration on that bracket is done with style. The texturing in the ebony cup's surface is carefully done, by hand I suspect. Here's a link to the original U.S. patent, if you're interested: http://www.google.com/patents/US439199 Has anyone seen one of these before?
  5. Chinrest covers

    Yesterday, while watching Paganini 24 videos performed by various artists, both historical and current, I was watching one violinist fussing with a cloth chinrest cover. Whatever works for you...works! However, I know that a cloth would drive me cuckoo...thankfully I don't need to use a cover (*knockonwood*) but it did have me wondering how many people do and if so, what do they use - and why?
  6. What chinrest model is this?

    Anyone knows the model name of that chinrest? I'm sorry I've found no more pictures of it on the net
  7. Chinrest finishing

    I'm needing some help from the Maestronet gurus. I am making chinrests and need help with finishing them. They are walnut, as it is easily available and inexpensive, looks somewhat like rosewood, and is dense enough to not really dampen the sound, and am finishing them with beeswax and turpentine. For some people, though, the beeswax wears off quickly. I just found a superglue solution on another thread on here. Any suggestions at all would be most helpful and deeply appreciated. Thank you so much.