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Second Violin using Beech
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Fiddlestix
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Sell for less than a $99.00 Cecilio, you sell yourself short, my friend.

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I apologize that I have not been taking photos of each step. I loose myself when working on this violin and the time passes so quickly.  I finished up some final scraping on the neck and attached it to the body. I have also attached the back plate pictured below.

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another view from the top.

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I let it sit over night and have removed and shaped the sides of the plates.

I will not be adding the purfling to this violin although I would like to one day. I will need to get the tools to do that one day.

I pre treated the wood with a coat of gelatin powered that I purchased from International Violin. This is to seal the wood so that when the varnish is applied it is even. I am taking a completely different route on this violin for finishing than I did on my first. The first violin I used a stain then clear oil varnish but did not pretreat the wood. So it came out blotchy.

I will post some pictures this afternoon with the first coat of red/brown oil varnish.

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Oh can't wait to see how oil finish looks on beech! I prefer oil to lacquer varnish too.

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Below are some photos of the first coat of oil varnish.

 

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The next two are of the second coat. I would like it to get a little darker but I am liking the color so far. The varnish is drying surprisingly quick as I was able to handle it after about 5 hours. 

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Oh and the shield in the background my dad and I (mostly my dad) made back in the fifth grade for a school project.

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I love its warm toffee color! *lick*drooling

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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do not be fooled my friend, the finish is only dry to the touch, underneath it is still very wet.

I would suggest 2-3 days min between coats.

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Keep up the great work. Wish I had a workshop and some time to give it a try. I admire the talent you guys have for woodwork.

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but the one who needs the least."

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I have a Violin that had a problem due to the bridge being put on the Violin too soon. It smeared the finish and it made a ridge of finish in front of the bridge.b-slap

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This is simply beautiful. Being a quasi-craftsman myself (working in leather), you need to remember one thing. People who appreciate things, tend to gravitate towards hand-crafted items moreso than to machine-made items. The fact that someone carefully worked an item by hand, with every little nook and cranny being carefully shaped and considered, is important to some people. In an age of automization and mass-produced goods, an item that is a one-of-a-kind is important. Don't sell yourself short. I spent too many years creating stuff like what you see below while selling myself short, and basically giving away my work. 

Anyone paying around $1,500 for that violin would be lucky. I bet if you ask Pierre nicely, he might even do a demo video of the violin for you to show you how your work has turned out.

 

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One wonders if the damage would have been as severe had the chicken not been tied to the barrel.

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