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Friday, October 7, 2011 Stickers

This is the new sticker. Tom designed it based on the original logo. The same image will be on t-shirts, too.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Send me your picture.

If you play one of the violins I've built, and if you send me a picture of you holding it or playing it, I'll put it in the gallery of fiddles and their owners.Or, if you prefer, stop by the shop and Tom, of Tom Collicott Photography, will take a picture of you with your fiddle suitable for use as a publicity image. Let us know that you're coming by so we can have some lights set up.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 Making shavings

Starting plates on the second Filius Andreae. The first one is ready to set up.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Alafaire landed

Alafaire made it to Italy and was put into the hands of her new owner, Walter Alvarez, at his 70th birthday celebration in Coldigioco, a little contrada in the hills above Ancona, Italy.

First look!

Walter and Sandro after the first tune was played! Many tunes followed.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 Alafaire traveling


Alafaire is a Strad model. Completed on September 23, 2010, she is traveling east to her new home. These are the custom fittings of fruitwood and a chinrest of olive.

Monday, September 13, 2010 Fittings

New fittings for Alafaire. The chinrest is olive.

Monday, August 2, 2010 Italy

Sitting here in LaRoche sur Foron, France, and about to travel to Ancona, Italy, I realize that Cremona is essentially on the way and we have free time. A no-brainer. Ted, Sharry, Dan and I will stop in and take a look at the Cremonese Strad that my last two or three fiddles were based on. It's kind of like cold calling for a salesman-knock and hope. Great adventure.

Currently there are two new fiddles waiting for homes as Lasley & Russ Violins in Downtown Ballard, Seattle. They are the darker two in the picture just below this entry.