Christmas 2013

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Project by Mike001 posted 202 days ago 915 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas is always a flurry turnings and makings of pens, cutting boards, toys and what ever is new at the wood stores. This year was a violin for my Son, doll beds for the four grand kids, pizza cutters, rolling pins, seam rippers for the seamstress’s in the family and neighborhood, pepper mills, pens for co workers, clip boards and many toys for the inner city kids and kids of co workers. It was a good year!!!!

-- "Always with Honor"

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#1 posted 202 days ago

Violin! Was that a kit? The one from Stewmac? If so how does it sound? I looks nice either way. You have been a busy fellow with all of that pictured!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 202 days ago

Beautiful work. Some lucky people on your gift list.

-- Do something nice for me and I'll say thanks. Do something nice for my children and I'll be your friend forever.

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#3 posted 202 days ago

Interested in the violin project too. Love to know how it sounds, and if it was a kit.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#4 posted 202 days ago

That was a violin was a Rocker/RAS kit. Mostly just a drill, finish and set up kit. Instructions not great and needed taper drill for pegs, but my Son said needed adjustment on bridge. In the end he liked the result to replace his violin that was lost in a (typical) military move…where he lost his violin that we once bought to learn on…sound it is great and was a good replacement for his original student violin.

-- "Always with Honor"

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#5 posted 202 days ago

wow all of your pieces are so beautiful, amazing work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#6 posted 196 days ago

You make beautiful stuff, they are great gifts indeed. I’m sure they are all very much appreciated. Great job!

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#7 posted 195 days ago

That’s quite a collection of presents. You must be very productive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 186 days ago

awesome violin

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 175 days ago

This is the guy that got the fiddle for christmas. Only chisel-work needed on the bridge was to increase the elevation change from the inside strings to the outside strings. To play a different string, a certain amount of elevation change is necessary to make it reasonably easy to disengage the previous string. Being a kit, i think better instructions would address this nicely.

Other than that, I thinned the bridge between the strings to accept a steel mute. Not required, but the belly of this particular kit had some very dense wood, which makes for an exceptionally efficient sound board. In other words, this violin is concert-hall loud, so if you love your dogs, use a mute.

-- - Always with logic

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