A quick violin

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Project by Marcus posted 07-01-2013 11:00 PM 859 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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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#1 posted 07-01-2013 11:11 PM

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 07-02-2013 03:35 AM

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

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 07-02-2013 10:24 AM

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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#4 posted 07-02-2013 12:08 PM

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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#5 posted 07-02-2013 02:52 PM

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

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#6 posted 07-03-2013 04:16 PM

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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#7 posted 07-03-2013 04:23 PM

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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#8 posted 07-03-2013 08:46 PM

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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#9 posted 07-19-2013 07:30 PM

Very clever !

-- Fredj

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