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  Topic: Mold measurements
DonLeister

Replies: 24
Views: 12273

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:03 pm   Subject: Mold measurements
Dalpets, I know Michael won't get bothered with your characterizations of his demeanor but I think he is just being 'to the point' with you in order to save some time. He has experience working with s ...
  Topic: Better than Heifetz ?
DonLeister

Replies: 10
Views: 5049

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:10 am   Subject: Better than Heifetz ?
Thanks for suggesting Szentgyorgyi! I really enjoy his playing!
  Topic: haven't posted in a while
DonLeister

Replies: 4
Views: 4338

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:41 pm   Subject: haven't posted in a while
Congrats on retiring and making fiddles! Those look wonderful!
  Topic: First batch of varnish question
DonLeister

Replies: 2
Views: 3209

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:25 pm   Subject: First batch of varnish question
Hi, I'm not familiar with that recipe. How long does it stay workable?
Some oil varnishes are thick and sticky and are not brushable but can be applied with fingers or something like a makeup sponge.
  Topic: Hello all
DonLeister

Replies: 2
Views: 6306

PostForum: Introduction, Rules and Suggestions   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:59 pm   Subject: Hello all
Hi and welcome!
  Topic: Thoughts on fret less guitars
DonLeister

Replies: 6
Views: 10878

PostForum: Everything Else   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:44 pm   Subject: Thoughts on fret less guitars
Still it might be fun to experiment and try fretless guitars when you can!

I have not heard fretless guitars but have played with old time players of fretless open back banjos. Open backs are warm ...
  Topic: Thoughts on fret less guitars
DonLeister

Replies: 6
Views: 10878

PostForum: Everything Else   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:34 pm   Subject: Thoughts on fret less guitars
Since you asked, and this is my opinion, frets are great on guitars and fingerboards are great on violins (and fiddles).
I am not a violinist but play fiddle a lot and some guitar. As a fiddler I nee ...
  Topic: Poor top wood.
DonLeister

Replies: 5
Views: 5418

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:18 pm   Subject: Poor top wood.
I'm thinking you'll gain more firsthand knowledge if you keep working with it and take notes on the archings, weight and all, than if you try to predict outcomes.
I just made a top that weighs 74gms ...
  Topic: New Five-String Fiddle on the Way
DonLeister

Replies: 15
Views: 15810

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:58 am   Subject: New Five-String Fiddle on the Way
I agree, that is a beautiful fiddle!
  Topic: fiberglas vs carbon fibre bow
DonLeister

Replies: 4
Views: 6266

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:13 pm   Subject: fiberglas vs carbon fibre bow
If the checkered square look like a woven fabric encased in plastic (epoxy) then I would guess for carbon fiber.
  Topic: Hello everyone!
DonLeister

Replies: 3
Views: 15190

PostForum: Introduction, Rules and Suggestions   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:11 pm   Subject: Hello everyone!
Welcome Lissa!
  Topic: Pore filler
DonLeister

Replies: 7
Views: 8585

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:54 pm   Subject: Pore filler
I have a feeling that putting slaked lime (water based ) over gelatin ( water based) could cause the cloudiness. If the slaked lime dissolves into the gelatin , the gelatin will catch it and no oil v ...
  Topic: Pore filler
DonLeister

Replies: 7
Views: 8585

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:35 pm   Subject: Pore filler
I think our own processes is/can be as important as the materials. Since we all have different processes (even using the same materials) that could lead to a long discussion that I don't think I have ...
  Topic: how to create a growly violin
DonLeister

Replies: 12
Views: 11199

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:57 pm   Subject: how to create a growly violin
Yeah, it has that low arch, even though it is thick. A high bar sounds like a good idea, I would think in the center mostly, it seems like it doesn't need support at the ends with the thick graduation ...
  Topic: how to create a growly violin
DonLeister

Replies: 12
Views: 11199

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:50 am   Subject: how to create a growly violin
The graduations do seem a bit unusual. If I worked on things like that regularly then I might be able to suggest something but that one is breaking the rules for graduations so other rules might not a ...
 
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