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Bill Merkel

machine made violins also CNC "Betts"

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2 hours ago, carl1961 said:

I know, I haven't figured Delabo out yet LOL My gut feels tell me female:ph34r:...  

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I just heard from an old friend who is much more deeply connected in the violin business than I that

many well known makers are secretly using CNC routed plates these days. They are upper echelon enough to have had the

instrument they copy in their shop whereupon they hire an outside specialist to digitally scan the arching and machine

blanks for them a few mms thicker. But the area where CNC has seen the fastest adoption is in making patches to

match the inside of plates, again the scanning and machining is all done by outside contractors but this application

is common enough that shops are looking into getting their own machines and specialists.

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12 minutes ago, donbarzino said:

I just heard from an old friend who is much more deeply connected in the violin business than I that

many well known makers are secretly using CNC routed plates these days. They are upper echelon enough to have had the

instrument they copy in their shop whereupon they hire an outside specialist to digitally scan the arching and machine

blanks for them a few mms thicker. But the area where CNC has seen the fastest adoption is in making patches to

match the inside of plates, again the scanning and machining is all done by outside contractors but this application

is common enough that shops are looking into getting their own machines and specialists.

If the technology is refined to the point of precisely machining splinters, why would one want to limit its application to restoration?

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5 hours ago, carl1961 said:

I haven't figured Delabo out yet LOL My gut feels tell me female:ph34r:... 

 

4 hours ago, carl1961 said:

I'm sorry If I offended you, it sure was not my intention  and I meant nothing negative by female, many female can out perform me for sure. and I do value your many post. lesson learned

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1 hour ago, JacksonMaberry said:

The concept of using CNC for repairs/restoration work is absolutely brilliant and should be encouraged. Traditional techniques are often unavoidably more invasive than what you can accomplish with a scan and CNC. 

About 15 years ago my dentist carved off some tooth rot, imaged the remaining tooth, 3-d carved a ceramic crown, and installed it all in while-you-wait mode.  So the "brilliant" concept has been around for quite a while, just slow to filter down to violin work.

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9 minutes ago, Don Noon said:

About 15 years ago my dentist carved off some tooth rot, imaged the remaining tooth, 3-d carved a ceramic crown, and installed it all in while-you-wait mode.  So the "brilliant" concept has been around for quite a while, just slow to filter down to violin work.

I didn't insinuate that it was anything new. 

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45 minutes ago, JacksonMaberry said:

I didn't insinuate that it was anything new. 

And I hope I didn't insinuate that you were insinuating it was. :)

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It seems like non-CNC is politically correct.  It starts with the position instead of the other way around, and when one argument gets shot up another one gets tried.  A form of conditioning or hypnosis maybe.

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