Tuning Fork Display

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Project by greg48 posted 07-10-2015 10:30 PM 644 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife (YiaYia) asked if I could make a small display case for my mother’s violin tuning fork (circa 1935) and this is what I came up with.

The frame is laminated curly Maple and Wenge with the front face beveled at about 30 degrees and with Koa miter splines. 1/8” bamboo skewers hold the fork against the Baltic Birch back panel and the sandwiched packet is held in place with 1/8” hard maple strips and brass screws.

The finish is simply a spray lacquer with a coat of paste wax. The tuning fork now rightly resides with Mom’s metronome and violin on the gallery wall. It was a small project, but something I was looking for after the last project and my grand daughter is patiently waiting for an American doll bunk bed that she texted me a picture of last week, so off I go.

Thanks for look’in in and keep the sawdust a fly’in.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#1 posted 07-11-2015 09:21 AM

A most impressive post and complemented by staying in tune with the wifes wishes

Yai Yai a name I have never heard before, so I am off to look up the heritage

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 07-11-2015 11:44 AM

Very nicely done. Some serious vintage music tools

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 07-11-2015 09:30 PM

Yai Yai

First find:-
would that be an indonesian nickname given to your wife by friends when she was very young ?

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 07-11-2015 09:51 PM

YiaYia is Greek for grandmother even though YiaYia is Portugese – but it’s all Greek to me

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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