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19 hours ago, Thomas Coleman said:

Makes sense.  I know that there has been talk on here about fitting a carbon fibre ring that would take up the same perimeter of real estate as your bushing but I couldn't remember the context of that thread. In guitarmaking, it is not at all uncommon to use either plywood for the lower block or to laminate a cross grain piece of spruce onto it.  Of course, with no edge margin and just by the way the instrument is used and handled, guitars are more prone to splitting in that location.  Is your bushing spruce?  Is it taperfit? 

I use a CF ring around the endpin hole. It's installed with The Peg Ringer Tool.  I put one ring on each side of the block. 

I must admit Guy's method of a hardwood bushing makes a lot of sense.

 

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On 8/6/2019 at 12:35 PM, Guy Harrison said:


Cleaned up one of my older cellos a couple of weeks ago.  Made new with sharp clean edges, now with 15+ years of wear and worn varnish from playing.

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Beautiful!

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1 hour ago, scordatura said:

Beautiful as usual. Really nice article on madder lakes in the Strad!

Thank you!  The pigment making was a project with Hugh Withycombe and with help from others in Oberlin. I look forward to receive my January issue of the Strad and see the article in print! 

https://www.thestrad.com/lutherie/the-mysterious-alchemy-of-the-madder-root/9886.article?fbclid=IwAR1A_Whh7ygPYDpW1vXSmSf-pIEDr9dwZkKMbLWC41GON2AQBqLlbEMiR50 )

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On my bench today - my latest violin.  

In the background are 3D prints of a Stradivari front & back, with their arching shapes - made from photographs I took of the Strad violin,  together with photogrammetry software which stitched the 2D photos into virtual 3D models and then finally into solid 3D prints. I'll be using the prints for my next violin which will be based on this particular Strad. 

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48 minutes ago, Urban Luthier said:

Nice looking violin Guy! if you don't mind me asking, what software did you use for the photogramatry? 

Thanks!  The software is from agisoft.com  There's many tutorials on youtube explaining how it all works!

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Still in the workshop working ! Finishing a violin based on a 1742 Guarneri.  Not sure when I’ll be able to deliver it yet and proper studio photos will have to wait as well!

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The edgework and some surface texture in the craquelure.

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Very cool!  Mine are usually based.on something in my head.  They get lost in translation.  That one sure isn't.  Love the color and texture.

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2 hours ago, Ken_N said:

Very cool!  Mine are usually based.on something in my head.  They get lost in translation.  That one sure isn't.  Love the color and texture.

Thank you.  I would like to work from memory but I find it very difficult!  I prefer to have photographs and info on the bench I've taken myself. Always trying to observe more if I can. 

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