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Magnus Nedregard

Member Since 20 May 2006
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The Corner Block Corner

22 June 2014 - 08:21 AM

I think that corner block quizzes must be among the three most entertaining things to do in this world, and since no one else has thought of arranging it, I will have to do so myself. It might even be slightly educational! Three very different ways of doing it, all 18th century. Any ideas about geography anyone? Construction methods?


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Construction methods of the "early french" school

07 June 2014 - 10:30 AM

Hi folks, I know this might not be sexiest of topics, but have some compassion on me and my lame interests. I am a little frustrated because there is very little written information on the technical details of the so called "early french" school. We are talking 18th century Paris things, for example Guersan, or Salomon. What is generally thought to be the most typical method of construction of these makers? It does not seem to me that most used an external mould like the later frenchies, neither buildt on the back like many instruments of the period, nor did they use cremonese-style moulds? Size and style of original blocks and linings? How was the neck originally attached? There is suprisingly little about these makers in books, and the evidence found on the random examples passing on my workbench has felt a little confusing, or was perhaps a certain inconsistency their defining feature? I can't exactly explain why I want to know about this, it is perhaps just this uncomfortable feeling of confusion in my head on the subject.