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3 hours ago, Jeny Mahon said:

You post something super cool and interesting which 99% of us think is great and we're all saving the photos and are happy to see them, and hear your story.  

Then inevitably someone finds something to complain about.  I'm just done with that BS. JFC dude, get a life.   

Sorry if I'm a bit salty right now, this "holiday" over here is making me quite annoyed at the moment.  It's awful and I hate it with every fiber of my being.  

You should know by now, that someone who has destroyed an old violin, by attempting to repair it on their kitchen table, or in their shed, suddenly knows how to do everything better than those who spent a lifetime doing it.

The same applies to making, of course, where someone part way through making violin No1 is telling someone else who has been doing it for 40 years, that they are wrong and stupid.

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3 hours ago, Blank face said:

FWIW, I have a small collection of older tailpieces which I kept „as found“ in case I would ever need to copy one. They came also from collections, without instruments but with notes from where they were (allegedly) taken. One reads f.e. Hornsteiner 1813, the other features exactly the attachment we can see used here. The ivory piece has a groove between the tailgate holes which can be meant only for a thin diameter wire.

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It isn’t kind to give all of those Polish electricians a hard on:D

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I’m sure they had to make their own back then. I’ve made some from reclaimed ivory piano keys. But curious as to weather they can be purchased ready made. The ivory is very thin about 1mm, and I think it needs to be thicker. However I enjoyed the challenge of producing them. 

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2 hours ago, GerardM said:

I’m sure they had to make their own back then. I’ve made some from reclaimed ivory piano keys. But curious as to weather they can be purchased ready made. The ivory is very thin about 1mm, and I think it needs to be thicker. However I enjoyed the challenge of producing them. 

Good luck getting it through customs with reclaimed Ivory

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12 hours ago, Wood Butcher said:

You should know by now, that someone who has destroyed an old violin, by attempting to repair it on their kitchen table, or in their shed, suddenly knows how to do everything better than those who spent a lifetime doing it.

The same applies to making, of course, where someone part way through making violin No1 is telling someone else who has been doing it for 40 years, that they are wrong and stupid.

Ah yes, the delusional hobbyists.  The good news is they eventually toddle on to another hobby which they will also fail at at due to lack of actual education and training :lol:

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On 7/5/2023 at 2:57 AM, Blank face said:

FWIW, I have a small collection of older tailpieces which I kept „as found“ in case I would ever need to copy one. They came also from collections, without instruments but with notes from where they were (allegedly) taken. One reads f.e. Hornsteiner 1813, the other features exactly the attachment we can see used here. The ivory piece has a groove between the tailgate holes which can be meant only for a thin diameter wire.

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Beautiful, thanks for sharing these wonderful images.

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