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How not to repair a violin
What a shame
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steveduf
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September 26, 2018 - 10:56 am
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C32D2115-1867-4DE4-82EE-F1B43C128EE7.jpegImage Enlargerthis is another one of our violins

used to be a nice violin

double purfling, corner blocking, beautiful inlaid wood working 

basically destroyed by someone “fixing” it

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A couple of thoughts.  The scabbed on piece which hides the back button could be removed.  What bothers me more is that it appears that the wood overhanging the ribs on both the front and back plates in the area toward the neck was removed similar to that of a guitar.  If that is the case and not a camera artifact, it would be very difficult to scarf joint new material (but not impossible).  Convert it into a 7/8 scale?

Certainly a looker.

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September 26, 2018 - 12:37 pm
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It does display nice in Mack’s room

the plate overhang issue is misplacement of the ribs, also the back is sanded near the patch down through the purfling.  Also there is a crazy amount of bonding/wood filler

i will someday tackle this and make it the best that I can...19497A2A-FC21-43CE-B30D-9282D8E93BB1.jpegImage Enlarger03318FB1-AF75-4BDB-9C67-9AD1677CAE0C.jpegImage Enlarger

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Until I looked at the photo showing the amount of fingerboard extension, I thought that it might have been a baroque violin.  It looks like it just needed a neck reset.  Certainly crude work.  

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

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Hi steveduf and others.  I happened upon a blog yesterday that talked about this (Slight Violins by Dave Slight).  The peocess is called marquetry.  I captured his example.CFC25EE0-8EC7-48D2-9BC5-904DE2349FF8.jpeg

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

Experience is a difficult teacher, it gives the test first and the lesson after.

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October 1, 2018 - 12:47 pm
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Cool pictures. Looks like your having fun and you know what to do and not to do. Thanks for sharing and all the pictures.

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