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Fri, 12 Jun 2015:
Templates, comment by Vojtech Blahout
The setup largely depends on the printer attached. You need to experiment, both with the margins and the scaling. Also, […]

Sun, 05 Apr 2015:
Free plate frequencies, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Corrected. Thank you.

Thu, 02 Apr 2015:
Assembled violin frequencies, comment by 190.199.50.139
Hello, the fig number 1 is broken, thank you for you great work

Sun, 01 Mar 2015:
Madder lake, comment by 88.102.61.63
In latin it is Radix rubiae tinctorum.

Tue, 30 Dec 2014:
Foreword, comment by 109.81.209.185
Thank you. There is a link at the frontpage, and it references the great Cournall book on violin making. It is a great i[…]

Mon, 08 Dec 2014:
Soundpost, comment by 173.66.228.23
A good tip is to squeeze the side of the violin gently at the C bouts to release the sound post if it is wrong positione[…]
Resolving problems, comment by 173.66.228.23
See the chapter on setup in the Courtnall and Johnson book, which is comprehensive.
Pegs and endpin, comment by 173.66.228.23
The Alberti peg shapers are also very good.
Glues, comment by 173.66.228.23
Andrew Carruthers (see his website) has recently suggested using fish skin glue (gelatin) which has a longer working tim[…]
Sharpening, comment by 173.66.228.23
You need to give better advice on knife sharpening. It is not possible to produce a good violin without a really sharp […]
Linings, comment by 173.66.228.23
See the article by Neil Ertz in Trade Secrets - explains this really well. Is 7 mm wide enough for linings?
Wood ash oil varnish, comment by 173.66.228.23
Nitric acid may give a good colour, but it will damage the wood over the next few years and should be avoided in these c[…]
Mould, comment by 173.66.228.23
The direction of the grain of the blocks is crucial, to make it easier when you shape the blocks to the rib outline. Ma[…]

Sun, 09 Nov 2014:
CategoryWiki, comment by 173.44.53.224
This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am actually happy to read everthing at sing