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Fiuddle Hanger
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Tyberius
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Some people have been talking about hangers for their violins. I have been looking online and it appears, unless you live in a desert or a bog/swamp (like Okeechobee or Oregon) then there really is not any harm to be done if its hung up with some reasonable care. So, I was thinking of ways to hang mine. Here is a preliminary sketch with the hardware. What is anyone's thoughts

 

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1 :The hanger is a simple hook hanger. Hanging weight max is about 25lbs

2 : A 2.5" long dowel rod about 1/2" in Diameter

3 : Neoprene tube from any hardware store. Fishermen use it for sinkers and such.

4 : A decorative button or mushroom cap

5 : Epoxy or gorilla glue

 

Assy:

1 : Pre-drill the dowel and glue in the screw shaft

2 : Boil the neoprene tube and stretch it over a wet dowel (to make it pull easier)

3 : Snap off and sand the rough "disk" the hook is molded with.

4 : Drill a hole in the disk slightly larger then the screw

5 : Glue on the button cap (This will be visible to onlookers - make it "pretty")

6 : Drill your sheet rock hole and insert the compressible wing nut

7 : Screw the holder until its snug against the wall - The back nut will "compress" the sheet rock and hold it in place.

Gravity will hold the violin on the bottom right button post, torque presses it into the top left one. To remove the violin, slightly rotate counter clock wise and it will lift right off the wall. I think it will look a bit more "decorative" then hanging vertical.

Any comments?

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That's a good plan, but by the time you spend the money and the time, you would be better off to just buy this for $12 and be done with it...

http://fiddlershop.com/accesso.....r-oak.html

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I made a couple simple ones before I bought my string swings, in fact they are still in use at my neighbors house. Simply used a 2x1  made an L shape. drilled a couple holes in ,added a rubber coated wire from a coat hanger and hung it by the scroll

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Good Plan Ty!

Sometimes a nice something made with our own two hands is very satisfying.

Nice job!

Toni

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You are right Scotty. You could just buy those and be done with it. As I stated, i don't want a vertical hanger. That most assuredly is a vertical hanger.

 

Besides, I have a garage full of tools, both electric and hand, waiting for any project of any size. Something about making a "thing" yourself. Gives you bragging rights when you're done and expands your mind while doing it. It also lends itself to other things - often seemingly unrelated - you may not quite find or afford. So, you give a go at it yourself. You never know what you may in fact come up with.

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March 7, 2013 - 8:53 am
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I like it but I don't understand what you used the hook for?

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He didn't actually use the hook part. He scavenged the brass disk that goes against the wall. It goes - wing nut on screw, drywall, brass disk, neoprene-covered dowel, decorative button, with the other end of the screw glued inside the dowel. The end result is two padded dowels sticking out from the wall to rest the fiddle on.

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March 8, 2013 - 10:53 pm
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Thanks, I guess I would have tried to find a suitable washer instead. LOL

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Tyberius said
Some people have been talking about hangers for their violins. I have been looking online and it appears, unless you live in a desert or a bog/swamp (like Okeechobee or Oregon) then there really is not any harm to be done if its hung up with some reasonable care.

Extra care must be taken when hanging a fiddle here in Oregon? I'll have you know it's not all swamp. Except in the Winter. And parts of Summer. And most of Spring. Fall is lovely and generally dry on my part of the coast...

Where was I? Ah, yes. Your idea is interesting and pleasing to the eye. A bit time consuming as others have noted, but I like your thinking outside the box.

I have a special situation that maybe you could put your mind to - what would be a better way to hang a fiddle on the wall of a travel trailer? What "framing members" there are are 1 x 2s on edge and they are few and far between. The wall boards are 1/4" thick and not what you might call "rigid." I hung one String Swing to the side of the wardrobe (fake wood, two layers with a small space between. Seems to be holding just fine) but any others (five at last count) will have to go somewhere eventually...I will put the fiddles in their cases for travel, but while parked I want to be able to see them and play when the mood strikes.

Sorry to hijack the thread. I may be a little obsessed lately with storage, condensation and display issues.

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I have this "music wire" stuff that I used to make a clip for one of my microphones. I also have these wire benders and have an idea in my head similar to what stores use to hang products in their slate walls and such.

After bending the wire, just drill to small holes in that panel board for the hooks on the top. On the part which will support the violin you can slide some rubber tubing in the center before bending.

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Great idea, Fiddlerman! I have some copper wire and heat-shrink tubing that would work just fine. Thanks!

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You should try music wire too. It's SUPER strong. A little hard to bend but with these great wire benders you'll have perfect bends.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ.....#038;psc=1

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