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  Topic: Preparation of Hide Glue
Franciscus

Replies: 42
Views: 53030

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:00 pm   Subject: Preparation of Hide Glue
(...) I am simply offering the facts of my extensive experimentation. There is a lot of horror hype floating around about hide glue with no scientific experimentation offered to back it up.
Yes, this ...
  Topic: Preparation of Hide Glue
Franciscus

Replies: 42
Views: 53030

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:15 am   Subject: Preparation of Hide Glue
Heating glue to 145 degrees is too hot and will break down the protein and weaken it. 125 -135 degrees is preferred. The notion that joints must be clamped before the glue gels is entirely false and n ...
  Topic: Preparation of Hide Glue
Franciscus

Replies: 42
Views: 53030

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:57 pm   Subject: Preparation of Hide Glue
No, I have read this. It is full of mis-information that is not based on fact.
Oh, I had a different attitude. Can you shed some light on these mis-informations?
  Topic: Help identifying violin (label pictures inside)
Franciscus

Replies: 8
Views: 1421

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:42 pm   Subject: Help identifying violin (label pictures inside)
Sorry to be so late with this reply. I don't get on here too often. The violin has all the signs of being a plain old Mark/Schoen cottage industry violin from around 1900, or a little earlier. Through ...
  Topic: Preparation of Hide Glue
Franciscus

Replies: 42
Views: 53030

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:32 pm   Subject: Preparation of Hide Glue
According to the writing of master woodworker Samuel Wolfenden 100 years ago, heating glue above 125 F will destroy the protein of the glue and make it weaker. This may be a bit extreme, I usually go ...
  Topic: saxon
Franciscus

Replies: 11
Views: 1208

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:09 pm   Subject: saxon
We like to disparage the old factory instruments because they're often crude inside where you can't see--graduation with a gouge, carved out bass bars, blocks lacking--but the people who made them wer ...
  Topic: ground substance possibilities?
Franciscus

Replies: 11
Views: 2831

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:58 am   Subject: ground substance possibilities?
Thank you very much, Chet, for the answer and for the links. I enjoyed reading.
  Topic: ground substance possibilities?
Franciscus

Replies: 11
Views: 2831

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:34 pm   Subject: ground substance possibilities?
Chet, can I ask what was the sealer for this violin?
  Topic: bridge trimming
Franciscus

Replies: 10
Views: 2518

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:28 pm   Subject: bridge trimming
I use a curved knife and slice at the heart, some brands break more easily than others in my experience.
Second that. According to my experience, the Tellers can withstand much worse torture than Aub ...
  Topic: To remove top or not?
Franciscus

Replies: 12
Views: 2475

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:16 pm   Subject: To remove top or not?
There is a short crack in the top by the nut. Removed the nut and glued.
Seems that you mentioned the saddle, not the nut. If so, you should maybe shorten the saddle a little (means A LITTLE -two or ...
  Topic: Bridge For Electric Violin
Franciscus

Replies: 6
Views: 2060

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:40 pm   Subject: Bridge For Electric Violin
Just an idea: if you already want to make your own bridge, why not to make it from the wood you like (ebony, for example), make it a little thicker in order to ensure enough space for accommodating th ...
  Topic: gluing fingergrip
Franciscus

Replies: 8
Views: 2783

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:14 am   Subject: gluing fingergrip
II like Titebond better than white glue...
Titebond makes a lot of various glues, including the white glue. Which one you prefer to use here?
  Topic: Nut Problem
Franciscus

Replies: 6
Views: 2271

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:15 am   Subject: Nut Problem
Polish the nut using progressively finer grits (I go to 1500-grit), so it is shiny and pretty, and you are done. Smile
This thing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nail-Buffer-Files-Sanding-7-Color-Buffering- ...
  Topic: Dunov Violin identification question
Franciscus

Replies: 9
Views: 2765

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:39 pm   Subject: Dunov Violin identification question
I've just fount these two here: https://www.violins.ca/instruments/violins/violins_dunov.html.
  Topic: Bridge questions
Franciscus

Replies: 9
Views: 3050

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:01 am   Subject: Bridge questions
watched that video. not sure if I can do that since I cant afford calibers and such to get the right thicknesses.
The caliper itself costs less than dollar (plastic one) or about 5-6 bucks (stainles ...
 
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