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The label would be a scream! 

 

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I've been wanting to use this smiley for a long time!

 

I guess I'm good for the label(s), and I can be an alternate for the patterns. 

 

The Maestronet Quartet could also be built with Stradivari tools, the patterns for which I have already posted.  :ph34r:

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I've been wanting to use this smiley for a long time!

 

I guess I'm good for the label(s), and I can be an alternate for the patterns. 

 

The Maestronet Quartet could also be built with Stradivari tools, the patterns for which I have already posted.  :ph34r:

 

Are you saying power tools and sandpapers not allowed? :D

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Are you saying power tools and sandpapers not allowed? :D

I think "made mostly with copies of tools used by Antonio Stradivari" is close enough for PR hype and leaves a loophole for sawzalls... the sawzalls should be hidden when the movie cameras show up.  :P

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or 'created primarily with modern replicas of the ancient tool used by ...."

Or "hand-crafted using replicas of the tools of Antonio... " or "created with flake and core tools crafted by DLB from the finest Cremonese flint... " or "knawed to shape by the famed Burgess Trained Beavers... "  ... on second thought, let's skip that one.

 

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OK sports fans we have wood and a promise of spruce for linings and blocks from a member.  Joe R. said he would varnish (can't ask for much more than that!)

 

I only have about 3 days of school left so I will have the summer to make trouble and will try to organize.  

 

Remember I am a duffer and really don't know anything so swat me about the ears when I screw up!

 

First things first.  Viola or violin?  I am thinking viola because it's bigger wood and violists are more fun anyway.  It also leaves us a lot of room for a model, but anything is good with me.  I'm pretty sure the wood is plenty big for up to a 16.5" viola but I bet 16" would be more useful. 

 

So viola or violin?

 

DLB

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Knowing what will happen to it might get more people on board. MN and VSA aren't the same thing.

Auction? Young player's contest? Via video audition? Maybe the makers or MN in general could vote on the winner? If anyone makes the Strad tools, they could be donated to a museum, or could go to a school. I'm up for making some of them.

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My favorite part of any build has always been, the garland. I feel confident enough to offer this. Once the model is defined and an inside mold and template is built, then it can be shipped to me and I will make the entire garland. I have both willow and spruce blocks, lining material and heavy flamed European ribstock.

Once the garland is completed I will ship it out to the next person who can then build the plates. Building the garland I feel is the best I can offer.

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EM,

 

Wow, very lovely work, super neat.  The Garland is all yours!  I have rib wood with the other I can send you to replace your stock.

 

So Far:

 

Wood - Dwight

Garland - EM

Varnish - Joe R.

 

Still need:

 

Model

Mould

Neck

Plates

Set Up

Fittings

Strings

Bridge

Stuff I forgot....

 

 

Since a fellow Maestronetter was so kind as to make very nice drawings of the Galleria Estense Girolamo Amati viola that might make a fine model.  The drawing shows the mould and blocks for whoever would like to make the mould.  Don't worry we both bought the book. :-)  It would also give a great reference and an excuse for folks to buy another book that they just neeeeeeeed!

 

Also we should settle on how the instrument should wind up.  Sold for scholarships or with a young player or a particular school. 

 

 

 

DLB

 

DLB

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Dwight, Great I look forward to being part of this! Of course if someone more qualified steps up and wants to do the garland I will step down, no problem. It's a great idea.

-I checked and I don't have any ribstock wide enough for viola. I would also need wider block material.

 

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We already have an offer of spruce blocking materials and I have really nice rib stock that matches the back and it was ordered as viola wood. It is all european wood A. Psuedoplatanas.  (yes I looked up the spelling of the binomial nomenclature :-)  From the looks of your work, which is beautiful I doubt anybody does it any better.  I am, however, a poor judge as I am only a wannabe.  I am sure you will do fine.  What do you think of the Amati viola?  I can order the the templates and mould and have them delivered to you if you like.

 

 

DLB

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We already have an offer of spruce blocking materials and I have really nice rib stock that matches the back and it was ordered as viola wood. It is all european wood A. Psuedoplatanas.  (yes I looked up the spelling of the binomial nomenclature :-)  From the looks of your work, which is beautiful I doubt anybody does it any better.  I am, however, a poor judge as I am only a wannabe.  I am sure you will do fine.  What do you think of the Amati viola?  I can order the the templates and mould and have them delivered to you if you like.

 

 

DLB

It does not have to be that model or a viola for that matter!

 

DLB

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I would feel pretty competent to carve the scroll , If I have good pics and measures .

  Don't much care what(violin /viola) or where ( VSA/ student) it ends up, would be nice to do a group thing though.

You are on!

 

I can send you the neck block.  It is pretty I think.

 

I have superb measurements of the scroll and neck for the Amati  and full size pictures.

 

DLB

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So we have the following covered:

 

Wood

Ribs

Neck

Varnish

 

I am under the impression that whoever does the plates will need the rib garland (sorry that was someone's least favorite term :-)  Do you think that the same person needs to do the top and the back?  We have arching templates (or we can)  Let me know, I am flying stupid here!

 

DLB

 

(much more dangerous than flying blind!)

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