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Rigid glaze? You know, I’ve just started examining musical instruments for possible construction details to transfer to buildings. This sounds promising. I’ll investigate. I love her little desktop pressure mold tool.
When will we see some more genegineered buildings? I’ve been missing the grass house.
“her little desktop pressure mold tool”? You mean that box with the dial in the third panel? I was figuring the dial indicated that the box had a humidity control to preserve the violin, like a humidor. I don’t think a violin needs a particular pressure to preserve it.
Whoa, what the heck happened there? I posted my comment, and then a Vicodin ad took over the browser window.
I got the same thing right now after posting to page 29 – I’ve taken a screenshot of it and (for Speed’s and Zan’s convenience) posted it at http://www.despicablemusic.org/VicodinAndSpeed.bmp, Get it? Vicodin and Speed? Get it? Har har har! Anyhow the screenshot is up at that URL, for anyone wanting to fix the website, or buy vicodin at less than cost.
Oneiros says:”You mean that box with the dial in the third panel? I was figuring the dial indicated that the box had a humidity control to preserve the violin”
Ah. Like a humidor box? I suppose that makes sense. I interpreted her as a craftsman because of the sheer number of violins. The box reminded me of a vacuum mold. You can steam bend wood into compound curves. I was struck by the notion that this must be how you make violins. But my investigation uncovered that a violins body is arched by carving.
But what about the rigid glaze?
Violins don’t have glaze , they have varnish.
WHOO HOO ! I got Vicodin too!!
WHOO HOO! I got a Vicodin ad too!!
The dial thing is probably a humidity indicator. although usually this is inside the violin case. Most of my friends with nicer cases than mine have one, since wild swings in humidity affect the sound and could even damage the instrument.
I don’t know if you really want to know about the rigid glaze (or varnish as reptangle says). The violinist is saying it’s a bad thing, or at least a constraining thing for the first violin she played. The addition of cracks or “crackles” apparently add flexibility to the violin so that its tone improves. Sounds like rigidity doesn’t make for a rich sounding violin, but makes for perhaps a flat sound.
Ack! I’m updating the site’s WordPress installation and investigating. Nefariousness will not be tolerated!
I’ve backed-up and cleared the site, then made an update to the newest WordPress version and restored the comics and other files. Please let me know if you see spammy nastiness in the future!
I just attempted to thank zan for removing the Vicodin page, but my comment didn’t post.
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