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Thu, 22 Sep 2016:
Mould, comment by Vojtech Blahout
If you refer to the tapering of the ribs, yes, you should apply it to both sides.

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!

Sat, 06 Aug 2016:
Specific gravity calculator, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Hello, for spruce that would be very heavy /numbers around .40 are often considered ideal/, for maple it would be somewh[…]

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.

Sat, 09 Jul 2016:
Foreword, comment by 186.93.27.157
Hola, si abres el archivo en inkscape, y lo guardas como archivo dxf, ├ęste archivo resultante sale exacto. Hello, if y[…]

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

Sat, 25 Jun 2016:
Tools, comment by 194.228.13.111
Hello, I find that just one, well sharpened, knife serves me well throughout the building. It is the Pfeil 12 swiss made[…]

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[…]

Fri, 06 May 2016:
Polishing, comment by Vojtech Blahout
To thin the oil varnish, only quality turpentine should be used.

Sun, 27 Mar 2016:
Templates, comment by 70.161.209.29
Great... Thanks

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!

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.

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 […]
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?

Sun, 09 Nov 2014: