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My wife is a pretty good violin player and my son likes to watch her play. The only downside is he thinks he should be able to touch her very pricey violin….something you dont want a 2 year old to do. She asked me to “make something real fast” for him to play with. A few hours later, this is what I came up with. Its about 14” long, made of walnut, maple and wenge scraps with some rubber bands for strings.





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Brandon

4138 posts in 1578 days


#1 posted 417 days ago

I love this! Your son can play along and the expensive instrument doesn’t get damaged. This is wonderful—-it also reminds me of a toy guitar my dad made for me when I was little.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 416 days ago

I’m sure your son realizes that this looks good. It isn’t just thrown together. great job.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 416 days ago

Very cool project for your son so he can play along with mommy….nice job

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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ldl

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#4 posted 416 days ago

Next you’ll be buying him a fiddle also. Start them young and watch them grow.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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murch

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#5 posted 416 days ago

Great job Marcus. Get them into woodwork or music or both.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Francois Vigneron

263 posts in 946 days


#6 posted 415 days ago

Excellent idea. The result looks very convincing. Is the core empty or full ?

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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Marcus

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#7 posted 415 days ago

The neck and the core are all one piece of maple and then I just planed down some walnut to 1/4”, traced around the maple blank that I made and made it proud about 3/16”, and sandwiched the walnut on the maple.

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 415 days ago

Wow that’s great for a pretty fast project. Like the wood colors and the finish. I’m sure the little one can enjoy playing with it.

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fredj

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#9 posted 399 days ago

Very clever !

-- Fredj

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