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  Topic: Top Back plate graduation from outside after closing the box
Dave Chandler

Replies: 18
Views: 17546

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:35 am   Subject: Top Back plate graduation from outside after closing the box
I've been away from the forum for a while, so jumping in here after scanning comments. My only observation, how to measure progress on graduating if the box is already closed.
  Topic: String length
Dave Chandler

Replies: 5
Views: 6947

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:24 am   Subject: String length
its usually more than just one thing. But every little tweak helps.
  Topic: String length
Dave Chandler

Replies: 5
Views: 6947

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:27 pm   Subject: String length
And you might improve the sound further by adjusting the afterlength by shortening/lengthening the tailpiece gut to keep that 1:6 relationship. If using 329, then afterlength should be still right ab ...
  Topic: First Build (amateur), based on Plowden poster
Dave Chandler

Replies: 18
Views: 17719

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:40 am   Subject: First Build (amateur), based on Plowden poster
Very nice.

I've accumulated a bunch of odd violin tops (someone sold me a suitcase full of old tops) to practice different varnish affects. I've settled for two different approaches. The first i ...
  Topic: Repairing my cheap first cello
Dave Chandler

Replies: 9
Views: 9623

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:12 am   Subject: Repairing my cheap first cello
Sounds like a good outcome. I personally think a heavy back has less affect than a heavy belly. Fortunately, you don't have to hold a cello under then chin, so a thick back is of less consequence. ...
  Topic: glueing back plate to ribs
Dave Chandler

Replies: 7
Views: 7499

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:06 am   Subject: glueing back plate to ribs
So, you're only talking about a few spots? How about gluing some maple shavings down into the area, then re-level.
  Topic: glueing back plate to ribs
Dave Chandler

Replies: 7
Views: 7499

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:48 pm   Subject: glueing back plate to ribs
Oh boy....
  Topic: First Build (amateur), based on Plowden poster
Dave Chandler

Replies: 18
Views: 17719

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:23 pm   Subject: First Build (amateur), based on Plowden poster
Just so you know, I too started late, about 56 or 57 , more than ten years ago. I've sold my last few instruments to professional players, so you truly can do it. I'm curious about your fingerboard ...
  Topic: Happy Birthday, Harold Hayslett
Dave Chandler

Replies: 0
Views: 4417

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:30 pm   Subject: Happy Birthday, Harold Hayslett
http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvpn/files/styles/x_large/public/201412/Hayslettp_medium.jpg

Celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday, Dec 26. He's a resident of Charleston, WVA. After ret ...
  Topic: saxon
Dave Chandler

Replies: 11
Views: 12334

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:50 pm   Subject: saxon
Interesting to keep in mind that the industrial revolution took us from aggrarian to urban cultures, and those of the "old world" that came to the "new world" during that time brou ...
  Topic: saxon
Dave Chandler

Replies: 11
Views: 12334

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:17 pm   Subject: saxon
Saxon = German

To my understanding, Antonio used failrly contemporary wood, like modern makers.
  Topic: Hide Glue Experiment
Dave Chandler

Replies: 13
Views: 12825

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:10 pm   Subject: Hide Glue Experiment

Gelled glue may leave a strong bond, but also leaves a visible seam line.

A well glued, (well flattened) center joined plate - will NEVER show a glue line.

Period. End of sentence.

No Argu ...
  Topic: Hide Glue Experiment
Dave Chandler

Replies: 13
Views: 12825

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:41 pm   Subject: Hide Glue Experiment
What I consider a strong bond, is where the break follows a weaker grain line, not just evidence of some fibers. Not familiar with basswood though.

I will usually test my joints after cutting the ...
  Topic: edge glue application
Dave Chandler

Replies: 3
Views: 4251

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:58 pm   Subject: edge glue application
I do occasionally get a spliter break off between the channel and edge usually at the bottom near the saddle area, sometimes the little inside corner wedge where the purfling meets in the corners, usu ...
  Topic: Search for violins by H A Records
Dave Chandler

Replies: 1
Views: 3330

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:24 pm   Subject: Search for violins by H A Records
I'm with you, probably all still in that area. Might do better with a posting in the area on Craigslist or local paper.
 
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