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Chet Bishop
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:55 am    Post subject: Marylhurst show coming up! Reply with quote

The Marylhurst Musical Instrument show is coming up. I hope to see some of you there, if you are close by. I'll have the first table on the left as you come in.
http://www.nwmusicalinstrumentshow.org/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Marylhurst show coming up! Reply with quote

Good luck at the show Chet. I'd be there but it's a bit of a hike from Toronto. Let us know how you make out and how the show goes.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do! Thanks!

We are reminded yearly that it is primarily a "show"-- not a sales venue, but I have sold three instruments through that show, and hope for more. Last year I got a commission through it, so that was nice.

I will post pictures after the show.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:29 am    Post subject: New Five-string fiddle for the show Reply with quote

http://www.bluefiddles.com/2016/04/myrtle-and-port-orford-cedar-oliver-5-string-fiddle-and-an-upcoming-show/
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:21 pm    Post subject: 5 string fiddle Reply with quote

Hello Chet That is one nice 5 string fiddle
Wish it was mine ken
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Ken!
It has been encouraging, hearing the sound improving every day. Hopefully a buyer will come to the show. That would be even more encouraging. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice purfling job on the back, Chet!... I'm curious...how many hours to lay that in?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did all the cutting one evening after work, and all the purfling the next evening, as I recall...but I may have done it all in one evening. I think it was two evenings. I use a small bending iron to get those tight curves-- the purfling is quite brittle, and it breaks very easily.

Glad you like it.

Michael Darnton said once that if you soak the purfling in glycerine it will bend easily. I keep thinking I ought to try that, but usually forget except when I am fighting the stuff again. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightly wet the purfling with watered down glycerin--say one glycerin, five water. Let it soak in a day or so, then bend. You will be sorry you didn't get it together to try it sooner!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chet Bishop wrote:
I did all the cutting one evening after work, and all the purfling the next evening, as I recall...but I may have done it all in one evening. I think it was two evenings. I use a small bending iron to get those tight curves-- the purfling is quite brittle, and it breaks very easily.

Glad you like it.

Michael Darnton said once that if you soak the purfling in glycerine it will bend easily. I keep thinking I ought to try that, but usually forget except when I am fighting the stuff again. Smile


My last 2 violins have been maggini models with the design on the back(pics on Dwight Shirley's Facebook page). It been taking me about 10 hrs to do a complete purling job on a back. I do not hurry. I get comfortable and take my time. I am glad to hear about the glycerin, I have been bending it the hard way. It works but is frustrating and slow and break a lot of purfling. If I do another I will try the glycerin.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With glycerin you still need heat, but then it bends like a noodle.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess I'd better buy some glycerine! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chet Bishop wrote:
Guess I'd better buy some glycerine! Smile

Based on the advice Michael gave some time ago, I use a thin water/glycerin mix to help with the bending.
I brush on the liquid and let it soak in for a couple of minutes before bending and find that's all it needs to make it pliable. Makes life a lot simpler.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a bunch of purfling a while back. Gave it a fresh coat of 25% glycerine solution, and then placed it in a (thankfully) transparent plastic tube. The purfling started to develop small spots of mold. I opened the tube for a few days and the purfling dried some more, and the mold was gone.

The 25% glycerine stock that I was saving for future purfling batches also has quite a bit of mold growing on the bottom of the jar.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paint the glycerin mix on my purfling all at once, then bind it up in a bundle with dental floss to keep it from doing strange things when it dries. It doesn't need to be kept wet, and it doesn't matter how long before you use it.

I originally got the idea from photo print flattener. That's how photographers deal with old, brittle rolled up prints. Soak them in a glycerin solution and they go soft, and stay soft after you dry them flat, and they stay flat instead of rolling back into a tube. I remembered flattened prints as being about like I'd like my purfling to feel, so . . . .
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