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how a violin is made
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Fiddlerman
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October 10, 2011 - 11:36 am
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Wow, I get tired just watching the whole thing. Imagine the patients necessary to make great instruments one after another.

Also, imagine having the tools that he has and the workshop as well. That would be nice.

Thanks for posting this extremely interesting video.thumbs-up

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Love the video. I wish there were more hours in the day. I'd love to be able to at least restore old violins someday (maybe not build from scratch wink).

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Me, too, I have been browsing on ebay for violins, and when i look at the old violins, i thought wouldn't it be nice to be able to restore them? I just purchased two books about violin making and measurements yesterday, may be one of these days i will make one 😛

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That is really ambitious PKY. I feel the same way as you but don't think that I could find the time. I guess that is a bad excuse.

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It's easy.  Just find a descent violin with the top cracked, buy it and start fixing it.  You may screw up the whole thing but it didn't cost much and you learned for the next one.  Then you get the bug and start building one for yourself.

 

An egg customer of mine just brought me 4 giant slabs of tiger maple from a tree his friend cut down.  I have to wait a few years to use the wood but I can't wait.  When you work at cutting a scroll out and it looks good, it is one of the best feelings to have.  The hardest part for me is the f holes and the purfling but when it's done it's beautiful.  Give it a try.

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Nice video! And it looks like a whole lot of hard work surprised

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