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  Topic: My violin build
Michael Darnton

Replies: 21
Views: 1956

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2023 12:48 pm   Subject: My violin build
There's plenty of room inside for a new block, and most classical period violiins don't have their original--I've seen maybe five or six, only. A lot of people try to get quickly down to 2.5mm, whatev ...
  Topic: My violin build
Michael Darnton

Replies: 21
Views: 1956

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2023 8:48 pm   Subject: My violin build
You might consider changing the upper block to a more modern 60 x 18 mm dimension since the original wasn't going to have a neck block set deeply into it. Nice form.
  Topic: My violin build
Michael Darnton

Replies: 21
Views: 1956

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 9:39 am   Subject: My violin build
That works. Thanks.
  Topic: My violin build
Michael Darnton

Replies: 21
Views: 1956

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2023 12:53 pm   Subject: My violin build
Unlike your form post, these are tiny and unreadable. Can you make them larger?
  Topic: is this plade dead now ?
Michael Darnton

Replies: 12
Views: 840

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2023 11:58 am   Subject: is this plade dead now ?
Yes!
  Topic: scrapers from other blades ?
Michael Darnton

Replies: 8
Views: 760

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2023 9:05 am   Subject: scrapers from other blades ?
If you lay on the thinnest and most dilute layers the oil seals before it soaks. Imaging loading a sponge with shellac and then squeezing it out--when it dries, and it will dry relatively quickly, all ...
  Topic: go thinner or not thinner ? Gun shy-
Michael Darnton

Replies: 11
Views: 952

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2023 9:00 am   Subject: go thinner or not thinner ? Gun shy-
That's it exactly. The neck needs to be supported in order to put all of the vibration into the bridge. A head that's flopping around because the neck isn't supported is not contributing anything, and ...
  Topic: ground ideas---
Michael Darnton

Replies: 4
Views: 454

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2023 10:02 pm   Subject: ground ideas---
Don't scuff up the ground. It's not needed, and if at any point you cut through it you will regret it! Guaranteed.
  Topic: scrapers from other blades ?
Michael Darnton

Replies: 8
Views: 760

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2023 7:04 am   Subject: scrapers from other blades ?
You can make sure you don't put too much on the top: you don't have to give the top all it wants. One way is to dilute the oil a lot with turpentine (like three drops of oil in an ounce of turpentine) ...
  Topic: is this plade dead now ?
Michael Darnton

Replies: 12
Views: 840

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2023 10:22 am   Subject: is this plade dead now ?
I am. We'll see if you are. :-)
  Topic: cutting the F holes--- should the wings be concave ?
Michael Darnton

Replies: 2
Views: 349

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2023 10:21 am   Subject: cutting the F holes--- should the wings be concave ?
Yes, a bit of concavity is the classical Italian way. the different prominent makers did it in slightly different ways, and there's also a 19th century French style and an early 20th century Italian s ...
  Topic: scrapers from other blades ?
Michael Darnton

Replies: 8
Views: 760

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2023 7:00 pm   Subject: scrapers from other blades ?
Knowing that no one will actually do it, I suggest linseed oil. :-)
Or maybe a very thin wash of glue followed by the stain of your choice, depending on what you want to see.
  Topic: is this plade dead now ?
Michael Darnton

Replies: 12
Views: 840

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2023 6:58 pm   Subject: is this plade dead now ?
I think it's just you and me.
  Topic: string supliers ?
Michael Darnton

Replies: 4
Views: 891

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2023 6:57 pm   Subject: string supliers ?
I haven't bought any recently, myself. Maybe someone else....
  Topic: string supliers ?
Michael Darnton

Replies: 4
Views: 891

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:03 pm   Subject: string supliers ?
I think most of the good internet sources charge pretty much the same.
 
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