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  Topic: fiberglas vs carbon fibre bow
Mat Roop

Replies: 4
Views: 1409

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:26 pm   Subject: fiberglas vs carbon fibre bow
CF is quite common, but so is fiberglas. My understanding is that the cheaper student versions are usually/often fiberglas but better bows are CF.
Most of my work is with wood bows, so I have limited ...
  Topic: Feature film about bowmakers
Mat Roop

Replies: 5
Views: 2806

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:13 am   Subject: Feature film about bowmakers
Keep us posted! ... there area lot of us wanting to see this movie:)
Cheers,Mat
  Topic: fiberglas vs carbon fibre bow
Mat Roop

Replies: 4
Views: 1409

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:21 pm   Subject: fiberglas vs carbon fibre bow
Hi Don... Thanks for the confirmation... I searched Google pics and yes, pretty much all of the ones with a checkerd pattern are carbon fibre.... and most of the fiberglas were plain. Google is not ve ...
  Topic: fiberglas vs carbon fibre bow
Mat Roop

Replies: 4
Views: 1409

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:31 pm   Subject: fiberglas vs carbon fibre bow
How can you identify a fiberglas vs carbon fibre bow... I have one that is essentially black with checkered grey squares throughout the bow... no name... on the cheap side...but curious.
Cheers... M ...
  Topic: varnish & bass bar
Mat Roop

Replies: 2
Views: 1099

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:54 pm   Subject: varnish & bass bar
Sorry... can't seem to make the images work... Not sure what I am doing wrong.
here are the direct links for now....
http://www.rezx.biz/photos/ruggeribassbar1.JPG
http://www.rezx.biz/photos/rugger ...
  Topic: varnish & bass bar
Mat Roop

Replies: 2
Views: 1099

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:49 pm   Subject: varnish & bass bar
Hi Folks....
I'm just getting at a violin I acquired several years ago and would like some thoughts on how you would proceed.
[img]http://www.rezx.biz/photos/ruggeribassbar1.JPG[img]

[img]http: ...
  Topic: Forum migration
Mat Roop

Replies: 2
Views: 1108

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:41 pm   Subject: Forum migration
Thanks Lemuel for managing to keep all the history and previous posts!... Appreciated!.. Mat
  Topic: post position effects
Mat Roop

Replies: 4
Views: 1199

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:14 am   Subject: post position effects
I agree... each variable will need a new fit... and likely a new post... that's why I was hoping someone had already done some teating... might as well learen from others:)
Cheers, Mat
  Topic: post position effects
Mat Roop

Replies: 4
Views: 1199

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:45 pm   Subject: post position effects
Lots of info on the effects of moving a sound post ... but all that is assuming the post is vertical.
What happens if just the base or just the top of the post is moved... either N, S E or W? ... an ...
  Topic: Trying to make a bass
Mat Roop

Replies: 13
Views: 6161

PostForum: Double Bass Making Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:26 pm   Subject: Trying to make a bass
Hi Chuck... Me too! Love to see the figure of the wood for the back & top when you lay it out. ... Cheers, Mat
  Topic: fitting pegs
Mat Roop

Replies: 3
Views: 2054

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:34 am   Subject: fitting pegs
Thanks guys... I think that humidity is the major factor here. It likely was done in the summer in humid conditions and now being so dry.
Gives rise to another thought... I'll fit the next set of peg ...
  Topic: fitting pegs
Mat Roop

Replies: 3
Views: 2054

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:00 pm   Subject: fitting pegs
A set of pegs I fitted a year or so ago, into an old markie violin, now project past the peg box walls by about 2-3 mm.
When I fit them, I compress the holes by reverse reaming and then leave them a ...
  Topic: volume of a violin
Mat Roop

Replies: 5
Views: 1590

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:03 pm   Subject: volume of a violin
In case it was missed over on the "other " forum... here is a link that provides the scientific data on volume ...
https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/342142-volume-of-a-standard- ...
  Topic: Varnished fiddle smells bad
Mat Roop

Replies: 4
Views: 1939

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:27 pm   Subject: Varnished fiddle smells bad
Don't know much about varnishes, but... what type/make/age of oil were you using?
... Mat
  Topic: volume of a violin
Mat Roop

Replies: 5
Views: 1590

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:24 pm   Subject: volume of a violin
Thanks everyone... It was just one of those curiosity questions that popped into my head.
What I was thinking about at the time was community project to engage elementary and secondary school studen ...
 
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