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  Topic: Violin making tools
John Cadd

Replies: 76
Views: 137226

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:39 am   Subject: Tools
In case you want the exact reverse bevel angle .Assume the chisel blade is 20 cms long.The circumference of that radius is about 125cms.The ruler is 0.5 mm so the full circle of 360 degrees is divide ...
  Topic: Violin making tools
John Cadd

Replies: 76
Views: 137226

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:12 pm   Subject: Sharpening chisels
There is a simple trick for sharpening plane irons. Lay a tin steel ruler on the side of a diamond plate and hone the back edge to make a tiny reverse bevel . That`s well known already .
For some re ...
  Topic: Tailpiece fitting
John Cadd

Replies: 2
Views: 3540

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2024 6:31 am   Subject: Tailpiece fitting
I found only 2 topics on tailpieces so I might as well keep the numbers down .
What were the original tailpieces like made by Stradivari. He probably worked out something useful .
I responded t ...
  Topic: Control of interference by Strad and Guarneri
John Cadd

Replies: 291
Views: 177190

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 3:43 pm   Subject: Interference
I have a classic case of Interference which comes from a classical Guitar . The guitar I bought was literally falling to bits but I glued it all back together without altering anything . The problem i ...
  Topic: Books
John Cadd

Replies: 11
Views: 8576

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:36 am   Subject: Books
Cliff Green mentioned the Sacconi book and I remember Mr Darnton mentioned learning a lot (something special) and I never pinned down what that was . So my late conclusion may be that the book descri ...
  Topic: Zino Francescatti left hand reach.
John Cadd

Replies: 2
Views: 2269

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:10 am   Subject: Francescatti left hand
I`ve been struggling to get my password to work lately .
The way Francescatti has to jump his thumb onto the top plate surprised me . I would never expect such a stellar player needing to do that . B ...
  Topic: Violin Plate Tuning & Weight Corrolation
John Cadd

Replies: 118
Views: 60804

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2023 11:20 am   Subject: Plate tuning
Catenaries are for bridges falls into the thinking about the external visual appearance and most people would not bother what was under the surface of a violin. There are no bridges supported by a woo ...
  Topic: has anyone attempted violin bows with laminated wood?
John Cadd

Replies: 3
Views: 14690

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2023 7:49 am   Subject: Laminated wood
There is a huge gap here that should be filled. I think snake wood was used for laminated bows. It must be the most technically difficult way to make a bow. The stick is constructed with six parts fi ...
  Topic: Violin making tools
John Cadd

Replies: 76
Views: 137226

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 11:34 am   Subject: tools
Sharpening gouges can puzzle people . I made a thing to polish the edges of any shaped gouge . Start with a foot long piece of wood.2 inch x2 inch.Get some thick shoe leather about 8 inches x 6 inches ...
  Topic: Wonky Bowing by Phillipe Harschorn
John Cadd

Replies: 0
Views: 1607

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:45 pm   Subject: Wonky Bowing by Phillipe Harschorn
Against all teacher`s advice Phillipe Harschorn did his own thing when playing .His bow strokes ended up miles offline in a few films still available for our enjoyment .Try Ravel`s Tziganne as a perfe ...
  Topic: Magnified Bow Hair.
John Cadd

Replies: 1
Views: 581

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2023 9:02 am   Subject: magnified bow hair
A completely opposite opinion can be seen in Quora which tells us the saw tooth shape seen close up on bow hair is what starts the sound. Since these rough ,coarse hairs are normally in the minority a ...
  Topic: Magnified Bow Hair.
John Cadd

Replies: 1
Views: 581

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2023 9:49 am   Subject: Magnified Bow Hair.
I remember two improvements in violin sound .The first time was when I removed all the metal string tuners on the tailpiece .And the second was when I removed any imperfect bow hairs to leave nicely c ...
  Topic: Violin Plate Tuning & Weight Corrolation
John Cadd

Replies: 118
Views: 60804

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2023 5:27 am   Subject: plate tuning
The cello picture with a total split is just in my area right now. The back of a Telesforo guitar I received had suffered a similar fate when it was trodden on and the imprint of a foot showed up on t ...
  Topic: Better than Heifetz ?
John Cadd

Replies: 10
Views: 5049

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2023 10:28 am   Subject: Better than Heifetz
If you like Laszlo`s playing you should already realise he was Hungarian. If you look up Wikipedia searching for Hungarian Violinists there is a glaring gap. Not just for Laszlo but for Leopold Auer w ...
  Topic: Violin Plate Tuning & Weight Corrolation
John Cadd

Replies: 118
Views: 60804

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2023 7:58 am   Subject: plate tuning
I just enjoyed a rambling conversation on Maestronet dragging all sorts of measurements into the mix --all about the Golden Strad era.The phrase I liked most was ---"Slurry of confusion ", w ...
 
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