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Looking for a source for “rope” trim
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@Irv 

funny you should mention the canopy glue... if you look in the pics I posted you can see a blurry pic of the container.  It’s working well.

 

i bought the carbide one that is for sale at harbor freight and I struggled ripping the pieces.  I am going to buy a different one at Home Depot.

 

i am happiest most about not having to replace all the rope

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@@steveduf and others.  A slitting saw blade for a milling machine would have a very thin kerf, but generally they have very fine teeth (which would tend to fill up with wood) and it might be difficult to find an arbor so that would fit the saw. 16181475-C10F-40E7-9EF9-8A28BF8C940D.jpeg

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Amazing job on that repair, Steve! Congrats on going full DIY with that rope.

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Great job on the rope Steve. 😁

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That looks great Steve!

 

Mark

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@steveduf .  It is like being a janitor to a grade school after a snow storm.  The whole purpose of your work is to go undetected.

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Thanks all

im happy how it turned out

@Irv ,  I won’t say that I bit off more than I could chew, but I did pick on a tough cut of meat.

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58FA69FC-1211-4470-85F2-43A167199639.jpegImage Enlarger305D248C-3930-41BC-B73F-CB18B0095377.jpegImage Enlarger5F369324-E24F-43F6-B50F-E0B9CF272D17.jpegImage Enlargerglued the neck back on and cut the fingerboard

Sooo... I picked snakeskin fittings,  loved the look with the fingerboard I cut.  Went to cut the pegs and the holes for the G peg were a little large for the peg, the peg was bottomed out.  (Pegs were cut a hair on the small side for retrofit).   So I decided on the carved jujube fittings.  Still think they’ll look nice once fitted.  (Uncut bridge there for perspective.  

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Steveduf, 

looks very good!

 

Mark

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Thanks Mark

Actually said that wrong,  it’s snakewood and not snakeskin 

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Fantastic work Steve. Congrats!

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Finally got this finished.  

I satinized the finish, installed the fingerboard, cut a new nut and bridge, reset the sound post, new Preludes, ( it’s what I had).  Going to have to wait to hear what it sounds like.  Mackenzie was playing ball last night and did a hook slide into home and hurt her shoulder. She wouldn’t tell the coach and finished pitching the game, had it X-rayed and was told to take two weeks off. 

Im really happy with this one, Mack did say it had great projection

with the lot of luthier tools I got a couple weeks ago was a box of German chin rest clamps which was nice to use 94FCC478-24BD-46BF-83A7-57E17424B1BA.jpegImage EnlargerB8BAEA39-0587-4485-A35A-511690AD8DF7.jpegImage EnlargerA64CF5EE-838C-4191-A191-969E748E3D17.jpegImage Enlarger93F88740-CF4C-4CC4-8F02-FCA918A26E44.jpegImage EnlargerE02022A5-16CD-4AA5-98D4-448469BA449D.jpegImage EnlargerD8F753DD-BF73-4391-9D43-601D96AC0242.jpegImage Enlarger

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Steveduf,

That's a good looking fiddle!!

Fantastic job.

One question what type of wood did you use for the finger board??

 

Mark

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Mark said
Steveduf,

That's a good looking fiddle!!

Fantastic job.

One question what type of wood did you use for the finger board??

 

Mark  

Thanks Mark,

I looked all over for a brown fingerboard to match.  This one came from China and is listed as a brown colored natural redwood.  

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Remarkable job, very special!

Regards to Mack and hope her sports injury heals quickly (because we are always rooting for her... but also because we want her opinion on how that new beauty of a violin sounds! 🙂 )

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You should be proud Steve. Great work, it looks very nice.

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