Mudcat Café message #4076109 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4076109
Posted By: Donuel
20-Oct-20 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I have begun the project of restoring/finishing 4 cellos and 4 violins.
A matching burl violin and cello with a beautiful grain pattern of ghostly figures and faces in the wood, are first to be finished and set up. The cello is done this week.
Then an actual Virzi resonator violin neck repair. A 300 year old baroque cello that has had its wood stengthened for steel strings will be done by spring. Whoever made it originally created a masterpiece of tone and the most artistic carving I have ever seen.

I put a painting of 3 Clipper ships under full sail beneath a rainbow from a passing thunderstorm sailing beyond a distant lighthouse and will be finished with a whale at the bottom of a new violin back. The grain of the wood suggests the reflection of a sun beam on the water. I put the images beneath the varnish.
An old German shop cello with a lion head scroll will get the most powerful acoustic magnifying linings inside that I invented as well as a unique varnish I also invented. A modern backward violin needs a soundpost and set up. That leaves a 30 year old unvarnished cello that needs my imagination. Maybe leopard spots :^/