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Tue, 21 Nov 2017:
Templates, comment by 51.254.238.67
Well, that very much depends on your current setup. Make sure the template opened in Inkscape has the right dimensions ([…]

Mon, 23 Oct 2017:
Preparing the ribs, comment by 51.254.238.67
could someone explain me better how to regrind the blockplane iron?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017:
Foreword, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Thank you for your response - great to hear the site is of help to you. Keep up the good work and have a nice day! :)

Thu, 05 Oct 2017:
Tools, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Admittedly, this whole section needs an overhaul, so I will keep this in mind when I`m at it. Thank you :)

Sun, 27 Aug 2017:
Mould, comment by 51.254.238.67
Goodevening. Because I have a problem with my printing please let me know the dimensions of the mould (length,UB,CB,LB).[…]

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:
Free plate frequencies, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Corrected, thank you.
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.

Sun, 19 Mar 2017:
Shaping the neck root, comment by Vojtech Blahout
Yes, the back plate extends into the button which the neck root bottom rests against.

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.

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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