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Wed, 18 Apr 2018:
Mould, comment by 51.254.238.67
Are the blocks shown with end-grain facing up toward the viewer?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018:
Templates, comment by 51.254.238.67
Hi Vohtech, do you have an outline for a del gesu violin? I tried to look at the link you provided, but I couldn’t ope[…]

Tue, 10 Apr 2018:
Preparing the ribs, comment by 51.254.238.67
What is the total length of material used for the ribs?

Thu, 29 Mar 2018:
Foreword, comment by 51.254.238.67
where will you publish it? I am very interested. partiture@hotmail.com

Fri, 09 Mar 2018:
Tools, comment by 51.254.238.67
plans for the punch https://imgur.com/a/l1v1K

Thu, 08 Mar 2018:
1704, comment by 51.254.238.67
Should the elemi be in solid or oil form?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018:
Shaping the neck root, comment by 51.254.238.67
No, the aim of all this is to get the correct taper of the neck root. In order to do that you need to mark the final bu[…]

Sun, 14 Jan 2018:
Free plate frequencies, comment by 51.254.238.67
The plate tuning is described well here, but it can be a little bit confusing for someone, who dont know the goal and so[…]

Fri, 05 Jan 2018:
Specific gravity calculator, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Yes, it would - a bit. In the grand scheme of things, who cares, really

Sun, 13 Aug 2017:
Polishing, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Also known as Rotten stone is a polishing abrasive, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotten_stone

Sun, 30 Jul 2017:
Bass bar, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Please see http://www.makingtheviolin.com/Free_plate_frequencies

Tue, 25 Jul 2017:
Finishing the rib structure, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Glue-sizing - applying thin hide glue to porous areas, ie. the ends of blocks, to effectively seal them and make them re[…]

Sun, 23 Jul 2017:
Linings, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Go for it, there is no one right way to do it. Enjoy.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017:
Graduations - top plate, comment by 51.254.238.67
You would need to try them yourself but I doubt they are.

Fri, 07 Jul 2017:
Shaping the plate corners, comment by Vojtech Blahout
By applying a straightedge to the original violin. These need not be very precise, they are just guides.

Sat, 01 Apr 2017:
Arching, comment by 185.32.181.112
Sharp idea. Thank you.

Sat, 10 Sep 2016:
Wood preparation, comment by 72.175.30.240
I wonder if Antonio mixed borax with the water ( as a preservative ) on the entire violin to raise the grain before the […]

Mon, 05 Sep 2016:
Preparing the neck block, comment by 166.137.136.20
Fantastic. THANK YOU!

Wed, 13 Jul 2016:
Soundpost, comment by 184.70.2.206
You can look through the button hole to make sure the sound post is standing dead vertical.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016:
Wood ash oil varnish, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Frankly, I do not remember.

Fri, 03 Jun 2016:
Neck and scroll, comment by 194.228.13.197
Hi lain, just some general points. Use maple, make sure the grain of the blank is correct /there is an article on that i[…]
Sawing the front plate outline, comment by 194.228.13.197
Roughly and gradually, yes, the 6 mm thickness being just at the edge. Check your long arch template, so that you stay w[…]

Sat, 07 May 2016:
Varnish, comment by Vojtech Blahout
This could be the result of glazing, applying a layer of colorant in between the layers of varnish. It could also be bec[…]

Wed, 23 Mar 2016:
Varnish recipes, comment by Vojtech Blahout
The color really depends on many things, amongst these are the tanning of the wood, the amount of "burning" yo[…]

Wed, 09 Mar 2016:
Resolving problems, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Good tips, 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.

Mon, 08 Dec 2014:
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 […]

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 single place.

Wed, 18 Dec 2013:
PasswordForgotten, comment by 194.228.13.240
Hello, you don't need to log in to get all the information available on the site. The login is only needed if you want t[…]




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