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latest from my bench

Postby Barry Dudley » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:39 am

I really wish there were more "bowed" instrument post on this site. Here is one that will soon go to it's new home.
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Owen Woods » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:47 am

What a back!
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Darrel Friesen » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:50 am

Beautiful Barry. How about some specs?
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Christ Kacoyannakis » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:13 am

Very nice? is the back curly walnut?
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Postby Bob Matthews » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:20 pm

Absolutely stunning Barry, I love it!
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Postby Alain Lambert » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:03 pm

WOW !!
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Postby Bill Raymond » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:22 pm

That is gorgeous!!!
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Postby Samuel Hartpence » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:28 pm

Wow!
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Postby Jim McConkey » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:23 pm

Yowza! Another stunner. Yes, more details, please!
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Barry Dudley » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:54 pm

Thanks for the kind words.
It is my standard 5 string design. Based on the "Cannone" and expanded from 14" to about 14.5". Everything has to be scaled up proportionally. Standard scale and stop lengths. 25mm wide at the nut, 5mm between strings and a standard DeSpiau 3 tree violin bridge. 10mm between 1st four strings and 11 mm between G-C. Red Spruce top and Black Walnut neck,back and sides.
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Postby Dave Stewart » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:17 pm

Just gorgeous Barry. I'd kill for an archtop chunk like that.
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Postby david frassetto » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:06 pm

Stunning! I could get lost in that back. Great work as usual.
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Owen Woods » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:01 am

Barry, just googled your name and Google says that your website is malicious - you might have been hacked.
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Barry Dudley » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:41 am

I know...my web hosting company is working on it. Google is the only search engine that does it. you can go to dudleyviolins.com and it works???? There is no malware there. It has something to do with with some of the code that the web builder used when they built the site.

Thanks for the heads up though.
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Douglas Ingram » Fri May 04, 2012 9:14 am

Looks great. I always appreciate your work.

I'm working hard on contributing to this section! I am part way through building a viola da gamba and it feels like its taking me forever. Are we still only doing completed instrument threads? Because I do have process photos which could add to the bowed instrument section.
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Barry Dudley » Fri May 04, 2012 10:14 am

Thanks Douglas!
That's a good question...I would like to see your process shots.
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Patrick Hanna » Sun May 06, 2012 11:22 am

Hey, Barry,
You know I've liked every one of yours that I've seen, but I think this is my favorite thus far. Beautiful choices!
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Postby Mike Wilson » Sun May 06, 2012 6:49 pm

Beautiful work, Barry!
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Barry Dudley » Mon May 07, 2012 8:35 am

I appreciate the positive responses. There are no good reason not to use some of the other fine tone woods we have to choose from today...other than tradition. Progress is seldom made by following tradition.
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Re: latest from my bench

Postby Michael Lewis » Thu May 10, 2012 12:38 am

Yes, Barry, nicely done. How was the back to carve?
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