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here is the start of my first fiddle

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "





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DannyBoy

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#1 posted 1944 days ago

Great scroll work.

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roy

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#2 posted 1944 days ago

pocket knife and a chain saw file
and about 40 hours (so far)

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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Loucarb

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#3 posted 1944 days ago

Nice Start Roy. Can’t wait to see more. Thanks for shariing

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roy

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#4 posted 1944 days ago

i also used a coping saw

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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daltxguy

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#5 posted 1943 days ago

Amazing hand work, Roy. Did you get the pattern from somewhere or is this your own?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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roy

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#6 posted 1943 days ago

part pattern, part hand drawn using different size washers to make the curves, part drawn by eye
i have more pictures on my blog

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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TedM

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#7 posted 1942 days ago

Very nice, looking forward to seeing more. :)

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roy

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#8 posted 1942 days ago

i am supposed to go get the rest of my wood this week!!!

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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techyman2

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#9 posted 1941 days ago

Hi Roy sent you some stuff on the mail.
Not a classical approach but definitely in the right direction.
I think the heel might need a bit added for more depth where it joins the violin body usually it needs 42mm.
I usually cut out the peg box first before shaping the scroll. Just to give more support and also it is easier to hold in a vice when it is still square. 2nd is the scroll. I only round off and contour when I am forced to. The peg holes are reamed out using a special 1/30 taper reamer when the violin is finished. I usually pilot drill the peg holes at 6mm diameter at the start of the process to ensure that the axis line of the holes are square to the line of the kneck. Doing this before the peg ox is cut also givs you a marker for how deep you are going. THe depth of the peg box is only about 2 mm below the finished peg holes.
Dave D

-- Dave D

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roy

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#10 posted 1689 days ago

thanks Dave
you have been a good friend helpin me so much thru personal emails
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
fixin to git started back on my woodworkin again
took a long break and went racin…very time coonsuming
when you ain’t racin you are workin tryin to figure out how to go faster!!

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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