Rue Posted August 22, 2022 Report Share Posted August 22, 2022 This keeps happening in MN. It is fun to try to sleuth out a violin puzzle! Why is there this hole? Why is this thingy crooked? Why doesn't this align the way it should? But I am certain, in most instances, we're just overthinking it all - and we're coming to erroneous conclusions based on what we know from our current existence. While there may not be overly-realistic reports of what life was like in every city, town and village back in the 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, etc., we still have a reasonably good idea of what life was like, or we should. And we shouldn't forget the effects of time on any object. Things get distorted over 300 years. How could they not? I think sometimes that mysterious 2 mm measurement that can't obviously be accounted for, was likely just an 'oopsie' at the time it happened...and then it aged! Just because we may be obsessing about some minutiae now...doesn't mean they were obsessing about it back then. Maybe they had better things to do than repair a minor error that didn't affect function...like avoiding the plague...or the taxman...or yet another long-term visit from the in-laws... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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