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Material for vihuela rosette
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Hi all, how are you?Could you help me with a vihuela rose?I have made some with parchment, with good results. But now I am trying one with two layers of wood and just one with parchment.I have tried…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rodrigo Mateus Mar 11, 2013.

Baroque guitar pegs treatment
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Hi all,I would like to know what are you using for tuning pegs, to make it smooth, without sliping.I am using a recipe someonte told me: 1 part of bee wax + 1 part of calcium carbonate (basically…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Akira Sakamoto Nov 27, 2012.

 

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"I hoped some luthiers would respond, but none so far. I think it sounds good, Rodrigo. Well done."
May 17
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"Hi all. This is my first attempt making a vihuela. I'd like your opinions about the sound. I built it. Not playing. Thanks a lot. Rodrigo."
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Luys de Narváez - La Canción del Emperador (1538) - Vihuela

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Rodrigo Mateus replied to Rodrigo Mateus's discussion Material for vihuela rosette
"Hi all.  This is what I got. I liked it. Now I need to improve the technique. Thank you for help. "
Mar 11, 2013
Rodrigo Mateus replied to Rodrigo Mateus's discussion Material for vihuela rosette
"Hi John, I don't know if you try it, but today I glued the pattern on the veneer with 3M Spray Mount Adhesive. It works very well and I can take the paper off without problems.  The two wood layers is gluing now. As soon as it cure, I…"
Feb 28, 2013
John Underhill replied to Rodrigo Mateus's discussion Material for vihuela rosette
" William Cowley in the UK are very helpful and no doubt would be able to send you some thin stuff. I have never tried sanding parchment.  John"
Feb 27, 2013
Rodrigo Mateus replied to Rodrigo Mateus's discussion Material for vihuela rosette
"Hi John. I'm using a rosette of vihuela chambure available from http://www.wadsworth-lutes.co.uk/roses.htm Maybe I could sand the parchment until it becomes extremely thin on drum sander? Do you think it works? Thanks"
Feb 25, 2013
John Underhill replied to Rodrigo Mateus's discussion Material for vihuela rosette
"  I drew the pattern directly onto to the wood, Rodrigo, so the problem of removing it didn't arise!   The parchment paper didn't work for me, but if you have found some that is thin and strong enough that's fine - and…"
Feb 24, 2013
Rodrigo Mateus replied to Rodrigo Mateus's discussion Material for vihuela rosette
"I'm not finding as thin parchment with 0.1mm in Brazil. I think it will be impossible but I'll keep trying. Friday I glued, with hide glue, a parchment paper on a veneer about 0.6mm and  I got a good result by cutting with a scalpel…"
Feb 24, 2013
Peter Forrester replied to Rodrigo Mateus's discussion Material for vihuela rosette
"There are quite a lot of varieties of 'parchment paper'.  Some are difficult to glue, some are floppy.  I bought several sheets of one reliable variety several years ago, and have been using it in combination with parchment for…"
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Feb 22, 2013
Rodrigo Mateus replied to Rodrigo Mateus's discussion Material for vihuela rosette
"Yes, I was talking about the paper that looks like parchment. Parchment is really stronger than paper, but the paper has some resistance too, so I thought it could serve. Thanks again.."
Feb 21, 2013

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