Walnut Fiddle Display Case

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Project by Sawdust posted 05-03-2006 02:47 PM 3893 views 3 times favorited 11 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 05-03-2006 04:51 PM

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.

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#2 posted 05-03-2006 06:40 PM

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 06-05-2006 07:49 AM

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 03-19-2007 09:54 PM

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 03-19-2007 10:22 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 07-10-2007 01:03 PM

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 07-10-2007 05:19 PM

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 07-10-2007 05:41 PM

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 11-06-2011 12:20 PM

Very nice!

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#10 posted 05-05-2012 03:46 PM

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

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 10-12-2014 09:23 PM

Sweet case. A real heirloom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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