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latest from my bench

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:39 am
by Barry Dudley
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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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:47 am
by Owen Woods
What a back!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:50 am
by Darrel Friesen
Beautiful Barry. How about some specs?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:13 am
by Christ Kacoyannakis
Very nice? is the back curly walnut?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:20 pm
by Bob Matthews
Absolutely stunning Barry, I love it!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:03 pm
by Alain Lambert
WOW !!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:22 pm
by Bill Raymond
That is gorgeous!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:28 pm
by Samuel Hartpence
Wow!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:23 pm
by Jim McConkey
Yowza! Another stunner. Yes, more details, please!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:54 pm
by Barry Dudley
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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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:17 pm
by Dave Stewart
Just gorgeous Barry. I'd kill for an archtop chunk like that.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:06 pm
by david frassetto
Stunning! I could get lost in that back. Great work as usual.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:01 am
by Owen Woods
Barry, just googled your name and Google says that your website is malicious - you might have been hacked.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:41 am
by Barry Dudley
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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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:14 am
by Douglas Ingram
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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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:14 am
by Barry Dudley
Thanks Douglas!
That's a good question...I would like to see your process shots.

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:22 am
by Patrick Hanna
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!
Patrick

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 6:49 pm
by Mike Wilson
Beautiful work, Barry!

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:35 am
by Barry Dudley
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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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:38 am
by Michael Lewis
Yes, Barry, nicely done. How was the back to carve?