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Knilling pegs installation - my first real DIY
If I can install them, anyone can install them!
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bocaholly
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January 11, 2019 - 11:03 pm
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A couple of months ago, I picked up a cute, old-ish and fairly decrepit violin... lady size... on Craigslist. To be kind, you might call it "naive" craftsmanship. 

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All manner of things need fixing... the fingerboard projection was way too high, the fingerboard itself was made of a soft wood with a thin ebony veneer, the nut is a mess, the Aubert bridge was a fake, cut ultra high and thick, and the saddle is ever so slightly caved in. Oh yes, and then there's the little crack at the top of the treble side f-hole.

OK, relax everyone. That list is being handled professionally by Felix at Fiddlershop. BUT I did do a DIY (grammatically fishy as phrases go) by installing Knilling Perfection Planetary pegs myself (grammatically redundant.)
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Here's a pic with three down and one to go: