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  Topic: Ready made Top Plates
John Cadd

Replies: 3
Views: 449

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat May 25, 2024 10:34 am   Subject: ready made plates
A new message came back .
The thickness is between 3mms and 5.5 mms.So that`s ideal . Well done China .Something to work on or leave. As long as it was not too thin .
  Topic: Ready made Top Plates
John Cadd

Replies: 3
Views: 449

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat May 25, 2024 10:32 am   Subject: ready made plates
A new message came back . The thickness is between 3mms and 5 mms.So that`s ideal . Well done China .Something to work on or leave. As long as it was not too thin .
  Topic: Theodore Ebony Bows
John Cadd

Replies: 0
Views: 26

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Sat May 25, 2024 7:01 am   Subject: Theodore Ebony Bows
The name of these bows is confusing. I can`t make out if the maker is called Theodore Ebony . Is the bow made of Ebony ? No. It`s very cheap . The wood is brown . It`s not carbon fibre .
Out of curi ...
  Topic: Ready made Top Plates
John Cadd

Replies: 3
Views: 449

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat May 25, 2024 6:39 am   Subject: ready made top plates
I sent an email message asking how thick the plates were .These are all fitted with bassbars and purfling.
The reply was "We cannot change the thickness". So I replied "I don`t want ...
  Topic: string supliers ?
John Cadd

Replies: 6
Views: 2268

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri May 24, 2024 3:01 pm   Subject: string supplies
I wrote to Bow Brand and they say they are getting ready some Violin Strings .This is a new line and they will send me some information soon . It will be like back to school again .
  Topic: string supliers ?
John Cadd

Replies: 6
Views: 2268

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu May 23, 2024 1:58 pm   Subject: String suppliers
Bow Brand Harp Strings sell gut strings for guitars .Not specially made for guitars but they sell them in lengths that can be cut to size. It`s a good economical way to buy them. The quality is exce ...
  Topic: Ready made Top Plates
John Cadd

Replies: 3
Views: 449

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu May 23, 2024 1:33 pm   Subject: Ready made Top Plates
Chinese top plates for sale on ebay . Who uses them ? These are complete with purfling .The sound holes are done . Just the top means the rest has to fit that . If the purfling and edges were left out ...
  Topic: cleaning rosin from violins - acetone?
John Cadd

Replies: 6
Views: 6654

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu May 23, 2024 11:57 am   Subject: cleaning rosin
Getting away from chemicals you can try Rottenstone .This is called Tripoli and can be used with water or oil as a polish . A rag pad with a dab of water and some tripoli can be rubbed on black ,caked ...
  Topic: Carved in Bassbar.
John Cadd

Replies: 8
Views: 741

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu May 23, 2024 11:19 am   Subject: Carved in bassbar
The new strings I fitted didme no favours as they all have a metallic edge that my implant is fighting against .But the overall feeling is the strings are quite well balanced . Today my audiologist sa ...
  Topic: About copying bows
John Cadd

Replies: 2
Views: 13566

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Wed May 22, 2024 7:42 am   Subject: copying bows
If you want to understand bow making you need to know how the wood is tapered mathematically . There is a good explanation of this in the Heron Allen book . It will take an evening to get your head a ...
  Topic: Sound Post Setters
John Cadd

Replies: 5
Views: 451

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed May 22, 2024 7:31 am   Subject: sound post setter
Only one tiny alteration is needed for the latest flat post setter. The V shaped cutouts worked ok but in the bottom layer of plastic the straight cutout should have stopped where the V shapes were. W ...
  Topic: Sound Post Setters
John Cadd

Replies: 5
Views: 451

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon May 20, 2024 6:16 pm   Subject: sound post setter
The sound post setter theme took another twist today. I had the thought in mind originally to make some kind of scissors action . That was todays effort. It was made of flat plastic in 3 layers .It ...
  Topic: Sound Post Setters
John Cadd

Replies: 5
Views: 451

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon May 20, 2024 7:34 am   Subject: sound post setters
The plastic setter worked with no strings attached and the end pin out. I had taped across between the inner nicks and made some marks for the intended position of the post . But when I tried that pos ...
  Topic: Sound Post Setters
John Cadd

Replies: 5
Views: 451

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun May 19, 2024 7:36 am   Subject: soundpost setter
Here are some measurements if you need a soundpost setter.
One piece of electrical trunking 22cms long.1.5cms wide, Sidewalls 1cm deep.the part inside the violin is shorter than the soundpost.That se ...
  Topic: Carved in Bassbar.
John Cadd

Replies: 8
Views: 741

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat May 18, 2024 6:57 pm   Subject: bassbar
The soundpost was fitted today and I had new strings ready .The bridge already fitted .New strings need a layer of rosin to kick start them . I got the G and D fitted and they started to sound right ...
 
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