Walnut Fiddle Display Case

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Project by Sawdust posted 3043 days ago 2572 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid walnut case to display a family heirloom fidlle. Case sides are dovetailed. FInished with a hand rubbed oil finish over shellac.

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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 3043 days ago

Very nice case, sawdust. Where did you get the inspiration for this case? It seems to keep the fiddle perfectly safe while presenting it like true heirloom masterpiece.

-- Martin, | My Facebook:

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#2 posted 3043 days ago

The case is fairly straight forward, and is based upon some other cases I have done. The head scratching part of this project was designing and machining parts to hold the fiddle in place without damaging the instrument. I came up with a cradle, also made of walnut, radiused to fit the curve of the instrument, and added semi-circular walnut clips to hold the fiddle down.

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#3 posted 3010 days ago

This is very nice! I want to build something similar to house an original cirque du soleil mask with long peacock feathers. Any hints on how to build and what is the best way to display the mask without making the box too big (because of the feathers) and without having to bend the feathers to fit? Thanks!

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#4 posted 2723 days ago

very nice,I am making a case for a guitar,you gave me some good ideas.Thanks

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#5 posted 2722 days ago

isn’t this lovely.
Thanks Phil for bringing it forward.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 2610 days ago

Looked what popped up on the shuffle – a case for a fiddle. This looks very much like a small box to me, and I just love small wooden boxes!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 2610 days ago

A small box with a glass top even! Poor Don will never be the same..hahaha

Nice job on the case.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#8 posted 2610 days ago

Really nice! A great idea and wonderful to look at.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 1030 days ago

Very nice!

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#10 posted 849 days ago

A beautiful case to display any family airloom. Very nice. Congrats on the top-3 badge also.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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