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drypitstop

United States
453 posts
since 7/5/07

05/18/2017 15:28:42 View drypitstop's MP3 Archive View drypitstop's Photo Albums View drypitstop's Blog Reply with Quote

Where out there in Violin land is a facilty that I can get a back carved that uses that duplicator device, that I can send away to and have it done, I have arthritis in my hands and it is difficult to carve this back that I have been hacking away at for past three months, and some one that can carve the neck and the scroll, I know there will be a fee but it will save the pain in my hands..........................................DEnnis

giannaviolins

United States
3475 posts since 6/24/07

05/19/2017 05:11:08 View giannaviolins's Classified Ads View giannaviolins's Photo Albums Send giannaviolins a Yahoo! Message Reply with Quote

Generally easier to buy a blank carved plate from International or somewhere. Core.

Don't know anyone carving to spec.

Have been tempted to get angle grinder attachment myself!

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drypitstop

United States
453 posts since 7/5/07

05/19/2017 07:44:17View drypitstop's MP3 Archive View drypitstop's Photo Albums View drypitstop's Blog Reply with Quote

I have been looking at woodworkers catalog for a power tool to do the work, the catalog has a power tool that has several grinders that make quick work on difficult woods "EXSPENSIVE" but I guess I could always use it for other projects

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Zachary Hoyt

United States
214 posts since 6/2/12

05/19/2017 12:32:16View Zachary Hoyt's MP3 Archive View Zachary Hoyt's Classified Ads View Zachary Hoyt's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

I use a Kutzall disc to remove the bulk of the wood, and it goes pretty fast but is still controllable.  I clamp the wood to the bench, set the dust collector hose on the bench and get it pretty close, and then start carving.  The disc was about $70 when I bought it and I have used it to carve 15 fiddles, 3 mandolins, a cello and an archtop guitar.  It's getting a little dull now but should still be good for a few more anyway.

Zach

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martynspeck

United States
1088 posts since 10/13/10

05/19/2017 14:29:29View martynspeck's MP3 Archive View martynspeck's Photo Albums View martynspeck's Blog Reply with Quote

Something like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExKahDk4WFI

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pappy fiddle

United States
2 posts since 5/19/17

05/19/2017 19:20:37 Reply with Quote

I have a bit that fits in a Dremel tool motor, it takes away wood, plastic, fingers, anything in the way at an astonishing rate. I expect there be other bits of various shapes along the same lines.

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kjb

United States
444 posts since 6/8/13

05/20/2017 06:16:34 View kjb's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

for myself I have found that it takes time to get used to it , and its easy to make a big mistake quickly, I have decided to just do most by hand , but thats just me. If I were trying to make more than one or two a year it might be different

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captainhook

United States
764 posts since 6/26/07

05/20/2017 15:02:50 View captainhook's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Anything that removes wood fast either generates clouds of dust or can ruin the workpiece (or you) in the blink of an eye. If you can't do it, best to just buy the precarved pieces.

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