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  Topic: E string sound
Greg M

Replies: 2
Views: 7869

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:46 am   Subject: E string sound
I had a look at the E string site , and will see what happens, also my mistake the strings I bought were Hellicore. thanks for responding.
  Topic: E string sound
Greg M

Replies: 2
Views: 7869

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:28 am   Subject: E string sound
Has anybody ever had an E string giving a high pitch scrill sound. It usually happens when I play a note on my A string then continue with a down bow slur on open E. These are all Pistrato strings th ...
  Topic: blotchy varnish marks on the spruce top
Greg M

Replies: 4
Views: 6078

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:34 am   Subject: blotchy varnish
thanks L.P . I will try that because I only have 2 coats of coloured varnish on it
now and perhaps it will darken up the noticeable areas.
  Topic: blotchy varnish marks on the spruce top
Greg M

Replies: 4
Views: 6078

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:03 pm   Subject: blotchy varnish marks on the spruce top
I could use some advise on this .My violin is finished and I removed the fingerboard to start the finishing. I put 2 coats of the gelatin /water mixture. Then 2 coats of a primer and sanded lightly wi ...
  Topic: glueing back plate to ribs
Greg M

Replies: 7
Views: 7739

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:10 am   Subject: glueing back plate to ribs
I used a 3mm piece of maple and fit it in snug . I ended up using contact cement , because my c clamp kept moving the small piece of wood around with wood glue because of the graduation and no flat su ...
  Topic: glueing back plate to ribs
Greg M

Replies: 7
Views: 7739

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:37 pm   Subject: glueing back plate to ribs
I mean 2 mm on the glueing surface adjacent to the hollowing 0f back plate
  Topic: glueing back plate to ribs
Greg M

Replies: 7
Views: 7739

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:43 pm   Subject: glueing back plate to ribs
When I was carving the inside of my back plate , I realized that the surface where the neck end block and the c bout block area meet the plate that I removed about 2 mm. away which I should have left ...
  Topic: bassbar fitting
Greg M

Replies: 2
Views: 5307

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:13 pm   Subject: bassbar fittingI
I gave the top a light scraping and it seems to have removed the bassbar impression. Thanks for sharing that with me Michael D. I would have just left it because I figured that sanding or scraping wou ...
  Topic: bassbar fitting
Greg M

Replies: 2
Views: 5307

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:33 am   Subject: bassbar fitting
Just finished glueing in the bassbar . it went pretty well except I think I applied too much pressure on the clamps. When the light hits it at a certain angle you can see the faint outline of the bass ...
  Topic: cutting the purfling channel
Greg M

Replies: 45
Views: 41231

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:53 pm   Subject: cutting the purfling channel
Well I finally got my purfling channel cut on the back plate. I just went with the Dremel 3000 and bought the 1/16" carbide bit from Stew-Mac . I did it on 2 passes and lowered the depth by remov ...
  Topic: cutting the purfling channel
Greg M

Replies: 45
Views: 41231

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:29 pm   Subject: groove cutter
Tim sure if you can put a picture together or video I would like to see this. I just received my 1/16" carbide bit from Stew Mac today and will attempt to try and see if this will work on my Drem ...
  Topic: cutting the purfling channel
Greg M

Replies: 45
Views: 41231

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:36 am   Subject: cutting the purfling channel
Thanks guys again for all your tips and experience, have a good weekend.
  Topic: cutting the purfling channel
Greg M

Replies: 45
Views: 41231

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:10 pm   Subject: cutting the purfling channel
L.P Reedy when you are making your cut , do you do it in 1 pass or 2. Also do you move the tool around the plate , or fix the foredom tool so it is stationary , then move the plate around the foredom. ...
  Topic: cutting the purfling channel
Greg M

Replies: 45
Views: 41231

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:32 pm   Subject: cutting the purfling channel
L.P Reedy when you bought those 1.3 carbide bits from IVC were you running them with the Dremel tool with a jig , or did you use some other rotary tool
  Topic: cutting the purfling channel
Greg M

Replies: 45
Views: 41231

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:30 pm   Subject: purfling groove
I tried cutting the channel on my drill press , where the top rpm is 3000.
It was going nicely until I broke 2 bits , they were 1/16" hss bits that I got at Lee Valley. Should I have been us ...
 
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