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

Tue, 10 Feb 2015:
Templates, comment by
Hi, I used 12mm ply because it gave the router bearing more material to ride against. Using 2 or 3mm ply would make i[…]

Mon, 09 Feb 2015:
Free plate frequencies, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Thank you for pointing out this error. Corrected. Have a nice day.

Tue, 30 Dec 2014:
Foreword, comment by
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
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
See the chapter on setup in the Courtnall and Johnson book, which is comprehensive.
Pegs and endpin, comment by
The Alberti peg shapers are also very good.
Glues, comment by
Andrew Carruthers (see his website) has recently suggested using fish skin glue (gelatin) which has a longer working tim[…]
Sharpening, comment by
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
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
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
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
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:
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