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  Topic: White dots
Chad48309

Replies: 21
Views: 20731

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:40 pm   Subject: White dots
I have had this tailpiece on the cello for 30 years.
Ah, I was thinking that some original treatment of all the wood parts (as some makers have enjoyed toying with in the past) could have been manife ...
  Topic: White dots
Chad48309

Replies: 21
Views: 20731

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:50 am   Subject: White dots
Wait, is the tailpiece original or replaced?
  Topic: White dots
Chad48309

Replies: 21
Views: 20731

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:52 pm   Subject: White dots
It appears that something was done to the varnish years ago and is now or has been changing in chemistry - causing this manifestation.
Downright funky! I wish I could have one of my chem. major frien ...
  Topic: White dots
Chad48309

Replies: 21
Views: 20731

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:36 am   Subject: White dots
Being in real estate, I do come across things like powder post beetle which makes a very small entry hole less than 1mm, and leaves powder and dust behind. Also, in cutting wood for violins the outer ...
  Topic: Interesting book
Chad48309

Replies: 4
Views: 5239

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:25 am   Subject: Interesting book
You misspelled the name (or Amazon did):

http://www.amazon.com/Violin-History-Aesthetics-Manufacture-Acoustics/dp/B0038EOIZ8

Edit: nope, this version of the name is correct. Here's the full info ...
  Topic: Lutherie aprenticeship
Chad48309

Replies: 51
Views: 42939

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:04 pm   Subject: Lutherie aprenticeship
This is incredibly subjective, and I suppose we'll all have different work practices and opinions on it. Personality and communication skill are the most important qualities I look for in those who wo ...
  Topic: Lutherie aprenticeship
Chad48309

Replies: 51
Views: 42939

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:42 pm   Subject: Lutherie aprenticeship
Let me put it to you this way. Say an inner-city student walks in one day looking for a job and training. He could have a list of recommendations a mile long, but if the first thing he says to me is & ...
  Topic: Lutherie aprenticeship
Chad48309

Replies: 51
Views: 42939

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:56 pm   Subject: Re: Apprenticeship
Like Chad, I was out of the loop during the beginnings of this post.

Still....to put in my two cents worth, its has been my observation with the invention of the internet, and especially email, th ...
  Topic: An example of a finish process
Chad48309

Replies: 6
Views: 11981

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:18 pm   Subject: An example of a finish process
Does there exist any well-researched studies into comparisons of the acoustic properties of varying finishes? If so, can anyone point me in the direction of this material?

I've used a nitrocellulos ...
  Topic: Lutherie aprenticeship
Chad48309

Replies: 51
Views: 42939

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:10 pm   Subject: Lutherie aprenticeship
Chad,


Confused Are you serious about your position? Michael Darton made a sober remark, so I do not know how to take your response.
Actually, I am. Personally, I feel uneasy about the current lot I h ...
  Topic: Lutherie aprenticeship
Chad48309

Replies: 51
Views: 42939

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:05 pm   Subject: Lutherie aprenticeship
I wanted to let the dust settle a bit before I mentioned that every single person who I've thought about hiring I have checked on the internet to see what I can find out about who they are and where t ...
  Topic: Lutherie aprenticeship
Chad48309

Replies: 51
Views: 42939

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:15 pm   Subject: Lutherie aprenticeship
Mother of Mercy ... I take a forum sabbatical for a few days to focus on some schoolwork and this juicy discussion slips by!
  Topic: Sacconi book
Chad48309

Replies: 18
Views: 18608

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:43 pm   Subject: Sacconi book
That is not something that would count as "fair use" so you should not do it!*

*If you are going to do it anyway you should not brag about it...
First of all, Sacconi is dead and any pro ...
  Topic: Sacconi book
Chad48309

Replies: 18
Views: 18608

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:54 pm   Subject: Sacconi book
That is not something that would count as "fair use" so you should not do it!*

*If you are going to do it anyway you should not brag about it...
First of all, Sacconi is dead and any pro ...
  Topic: Your thoughts on the "5 string" fiddle
Chad48309

Replies: 6
Views: 7199

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:46 am   Subject: Your thoughts on the "5 string" fiddle
Giving an artist more means is never a bad thing, in my book. I can't see any real argument against one. However, I can understand the arguments against conversion from an original 4-string to a 5-str ...
 
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