Sign in to follow this  
Jim Bress

The Bress Bench

Recommended Posts

Damn reflexes.:)  Definitely a cool kid! Elijah? Or maybe that was the name of the bourbon, I'm horrible with names.  I think he beat me in ping pong.  I'm looking forward to the next gathering.  Although my current fiddle is an exercise in "oops!...hmm...I can fix that...carry on...oops..." 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Progress has ground to a halt through Xmas as the workshop has been converted into Santa's workshop.  Here's the current state of chaos.  First time installing heel reinforcement...@$^&#...hydraulic lock...second time installing heel reinforcement...@$^&#...hydraulic lock...third time installing heel reinforcement...Phew! Carbon fiber rod went in without a hitch.

body_and_neck.thumb.jpg.51a2fa302a7e4de614127384a8d208bf.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/4/2019 at 12:15 PM, Jim Bress said:

Progress has ground to a halt through Xmas as the workshop has been converted into Santa's workshop.  Here's the current state of chaos.  First time installing heel reinforcement...@$^&#...hydraulic lock...second time installing heel reinforcement...@$^&#...hydraulic lock...third time installing heel reinforcement...Phew! Carbon fiber rod went in without a hitch.

body_and_neck.thumb.jpg.51a2fa302a7e4de614127384a8d208bf.jpg

I just love the fiberglass!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, JacksonMaberry said:

Dang it, Jim! If the neck stays perfect forever due to that newfangled carbon fiber you put in, how are restorers supposed to keep the lights on?

By figuring how to remove the dang things when the law of Unintended Consequences rears it ugly head. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Ernest Martel said:

Hang some sheetrock!.....;)...

Heck if we were closer, a sheet party would be in order,,,

real violin makers panel their shop walls with aged flame maple any way,,

I'm not real.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey! A sheet party better not be anything like a blanket party. :P You can tell I'm surrounded by friends.  Oh look, Jim tripped, let's kick 'em.  :D  I had a 4x8 of sheet rock that I was going start covering that wall with, then my son asked if I could knock a hole in the wall without breaking the rest of the board.  Well sure, but size matters...physics debate...proof of concepts...no more sheet rock.  I occasionally think putting boards on the wall like in BigFryMan's "new shop" thread would look nice.  But what then...I'd have to make a window sill...then my wife would say it looks so pretty I should have some form of window treatment...next thing you know I'm putting a doily under my morning coffee.<_<  Better to just make fiddles, and polish the occasional chunk of steel.

ECF53FC1-DDB4-4672-9CF1-B12880893C6E.thumb.jpeg.b7f06b21b98e627b85b260d8730dae42.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Ernest Martel said:

Haha...Believe me, I wish I lived closer to a fellow builder too. Looks like a nice blade Jim....you make it?

No, just a very well loved (used) blade that I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks.  Made by Jim Crowell. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.