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  Topic: Just following the introduction rules...
DonLeister

Replies: 1
Views: 32

PostForum: Introduction, Rules and Suggestions   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:42 pm   Subject: Just following the introduction rules...
Hi,

Welcome to the forum!

I have never made a double bass or a guitar so I cannot be much help with the technical aspects.
Do you have some plans? Anyone to teach you?

Don
  Topic: Tapering rib assembly from top to bottom
DonLeister

Replies: 5
Views: 199

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:09 pm   Subject: Tapering rib assembly from top to bottom
Hi Phillip,

I wouldn't be too concerned about it.
The old Italians had very crooked corner blocks, and they are the gold standard. Even though hardly a modern maker would dare copy that these day ...
  Topic: New to the forum
DonLeister

Replies: 1
Views: 88

PostForum: Introduction, Rules and Suggestions   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:00 am   Subject: New to the forum
Welcome to the forum Ron!

Kudos for going after it!

Are you following any particular method or book for assistance?
  Topic: soft varnish
DonLeister

Replies: 4
Views: 291

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:26 pm   Subject: soft varnish
Maybe you could hang it up 24/7 and let it get some air for a good while.

Also you could let it get some light, either direct sunlight (leave it near a window) or hang it in a UV lightbox if you h ...
  Topic: Top Back plate graduation from outside after closing the box
DonLeister

Replies: 18
Views: 955

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:45 pm   Subject: Top Back plate graduation from outside after closing the box
"Could you please which of Strad magazine describes the out of box grading."

April 2018 issue.
  Topic: Top Back plate graduation from outside after closing the box
DonLeister

Replies: 18
Views: 955

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:59 pm   Subject: Top Back plate graduation from outside after closing the box
The current Strad magazine has an article about outside graduations, not sure how specific it gets.
I think the specifics would be dependent on the arching and the wood densities and stiffnesses.
  Topic: Itialian Waltz
DonLeister

Replies: 1
Views: 576

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:31 pm   Subject: Itialian Waltz
Is there an artist/recording of it?
  Topic: glueing back plate to ribs
DonLeister

Replies: 7
Views: 578

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:10 pm   Subject: glueing back plate to ribs
I would glue a piece of maple to the area, say 3mm thick and oversized, using woodworkers glue and then thin it back to what you need there. Taper it into the hollowing of the graduations of the back. ...
  Topic: glueing back plate to ribs
DonLeister

Replies: 7
Views: 578

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:50 am   Subject: glueing back plate to ribs
Do you mean 2mm of the thickness of the plate or 2mmm into the glueing area adjacent to the hollowing of the back?
  Topic: First Build (amateur), based on Plowden poster
DonLeister

Replies: 18
Views: 1503

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:05 pm   Subject: First Build (amateur), based on Plowden poster
Congrats on your first instrument! I admire you for wanting to make a violin and then actually doing it.
  Topic: What do you do?
DonLeister

Replies: 26
Views: 6002

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:54 pm   Subject: What do you do?
Hi

Rick, thank you for bumping this thread up!

There are some small groups of people that treasure the old time fiddling of regions throughout the US and Canada. Maybe there are some near you, ...
  Topic: Violin Makers Competition 2017 Southern Violin Association
DonLeister

Replies: 5
Views: 1857

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:18 pm   Subject: Violin Makers Competition 2017 Southern Violin Association
Thank you for making it happen Dave!

I really enjoyed getting to meet and hangout with so many people that love the violin. The Wildacres Retreat was unexpectedly terrific!
  Topic: Well, whatever.
DonLeister

Replies: 41
Views: 12391

PostForum: Everything Else   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:32 pm   Subject: Well, whatever.
That's good to hear!
  Topic: Combing Bow hair
DonLeister

Replies: 5
Views: 960

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:49 am   Subject: Combing Bow hair
The quality of hair could be a contributing factor.

Not long ago I had to return a pound of hair to the supplier because it broke so easily during a rehair, that was really strange. I wet the hai ...
  Topic: bridge trimming
DonLeister

Replies: 10
Views: 2240

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:30 pm   Subject: bridge trimming
I use a curved knife and slice at the heart, some brands break more easily than others in my experience.
 
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