Posted by Mandogryl on Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Building a violin from scratch is a huge task, but I’ve taken it on. I’ve built other stringed instruments in the past, and they say that a stringed instrument is the ultimate woodworking project, and a violin is the ultimate stringed instrument building project. One of the main differences in this instrument and the others is the minimal use of power tools (only bandsaw and drillpress) and the total use of hot hide glue. The only other time I have used hide glue was on mandolin neck-to-body joints.
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @6:26:42 AM
Steph, it sounds like you're really coming along! Howzabout some photos of the process?
When you're up at Maine Fiddle Camp this summer, make sure to get to know Art Bryan. He's one of my all time fave people.
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @3:13:26 PM
Thanks BJ. Yes, photos of the process.
I have actually created a folder here for just the construction of this fiddle.
I will look Art Bryan up when I get to camp.
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