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Adventures in Lutherie #15: Methusela

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 02-07-2018 06:48 PM 324 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I resurrected this 1/2 size violin that I pulled from our bone pile. It just needed everything aside from the scroll, neck, fingerboard, and body. I scavenged parts from our used items, including a set of strings.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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#1 posted 02-07-2018 07:04 PM

Wow Dave, you are really getting some challenging instruments to repair. Do you have a “before” picture? Do you do any restoration to the finish?

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#2 posted 02-07-2018 07:25 PM



Wow Dave, you are really getting some challenging instruments to repair. Do you have a “before” picture? Do you do any restoration to the finish?

- SirGareth

Sorry, no before shots. These ‘bone pile’ rescues I generally work on between the ‘paying work’ in the shop. The instrument looked pretty much as you see it, though a bit more forlorn.

Unfortunately finish restoration is not one of my strengths. I wish I could intern with a furniture refinisher for a while to learn the secrets first hand.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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