The Repairing and Restoration of Violins [Illustrated] by Horace Petherick

The Repairing and Restoration of Violins [Illustrated]

byHorace Petherick

Kobo ebook | January 6, 2013

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CHAPTER I. — Introductory
CHAPTER II. — Slight Accidents — Modern Restorers — "Chattering" — The Proper Sort of Glue — Its Preparation and Use
CHAPTER III. — Minor Repairs — Cramps and Joints — Violin Cases — Rattles and Jars — Loose Fingerboards — Atmospheric Temperature — Old-Fashioned Methods of Repairing — Modern Ways — A Loose Nut
CHAPTER IV. — Injuries to the Head or Scroll — Insertion of Fresh Wood — Colouring of White Wood — Separation of Head from Peg-box and Re-joining — Stopping Material for Small Holes or Fractures — The Peg-box Cracked by Pressure
CHAPTER V. — Fracture of Peg-box and Shell — Chips from this Part — Filling up of Same — Restoration to Original Form, after Parts have been Lost — Worn Peg-holes, Re-filling or Boring Same
CHAPTER VI. — Loosening of Junction of Graft with Peg-box, and Refixing Same — Grafting, Different Methods of Performing this — Lengthening the Neck — Old and Modern Method — Renewal of Same — Inclination of Neck and Fingerboard with Regard to the Bridge — Height of Latter, and Reason for It
CHAPTER VII. — Finishing the Fingerboard — Fixing the Nut — Size and Position of Grooves for the Strings — Filing Down the Graft — Smoothing, Colouring, and Varnishing Same
CHAPTER VIII. — Injuries that can be Repaired from the Outside — Insertion of Fresh Wood in Fracture of the Ribs — The Effects of Climate on the Glue in Violins
CHAPTER IX. — The Glue Used by the Early Italian Makers — Insertion of Pieces of Wood for Repairing Lost Parts — Replacing Lost Rib and Repairing Interior without Opening when Possible — Securing Loose Lower Rib to End Block — Different Methods — Treatment of Worm-holes — Fixing on Graft on Neck
CHAPTER X. — Ways of Removing the Upper Table and the Neck — Cleansing the Interior — Preservation of the Original Label — Closing of Cracks in Upper Table
CHAPTER XI. — Getting Parts Together that apparently do not Fit — The use of Benzine or Turpentine — Treatment of Warped or Twisted Lower Tables
CHAPTER XII. — Removal of Old Superfluous Glue by Damping — Replacing Old End Blocks by New Ones — Temporary Beams and Joists Inside for Keeping Ribs, etc., in Position while Freshly Glued
CHAPTER XIII. — Re-opening the Back to Correct the Badly Repaired Joint — A Few Words on Studs — Filling Up Spaces left by Lost Splinters — Matching Wood for Large Cracks, etc.
CHAPTER XIV. — Repairing Lost Portions — Margins of Sound Holes — Matching the Grain — Fixing and Finishing Off — Replacing with Fresh Wood Large Portions of Upper Table — Lost Parts of Purfling — Restoring It with Old Stuff
CHAPTER XV. — Repairs to Purfling (continued) — Filling up an Opening Extending to the Whole Length of the Violin — Fitting the Core — Fixing it in Position and Retaining it There — Finishing the Surface
CHAPTER XVI. — Repairing Undertaken by People in Business not connected with that of Bowed Instruments — Removal of a Fixed Sound Post — Fitting a Fresh Part of Worm-Eaten Rib — Bringing Together the Loosened Joint of the Back Without Opening the Violin
CHAPTER XVII. — Insertion of Studs along the Joint Inside without Opening the Violin — Lining or Veneering a Thin Back
CHAPTER XVIII. — The Bar in Olden Times — The Modern One — The Operation of Fitting and Fixing the Bar — Closing and Completion of the Repairs — Varnishing of the Repaired Parts having Fresh Wood

Title:The Repairing and Restoration of Violins [Illustrated]Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 6, 2013Publisher:VolumesOfValueLanguage:English

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