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Stewmac kit for Xmas
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mkogan
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December 30, 2018 - 12:57 am
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My wife purchased me a Stewmac fiddle kit for Xmas.  Everything looks doable.   I haven't done much fine wood work, but have built racecars, ground up kit cars, gutted, remodeled bathrooms, built models, rifles, etc, so I should be able to pick up what I need.

The kit requires installing purfling, installing neck/fingerboard, shaping the nut, sanding/smoothing, varnishing etc.

Should be fun, I'll document as I go.

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December 30, 2018 - 1:34 am
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@mkogan - excellent !    Please do keep us advised of progress (with lots of pics!)

I've looked at that kit several times over the last few years - I'm ever so tempted - and, like yourself I'm a fairly practical chap and don't foresee any major issues.  It's all down to planning, time, attention to detail and not rushing things !   We've had a lot of things going on here last few years, and so far, I haven't committed to the project (what time I have, I prefer to use to practice and play) - but, one day, one day :)

Excellent present !   It should be a lot of fun !   drummer

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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July 17, 2022 - 6:14 am
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This is @mkogan's post with photos of his completed violin kit.

Finished My First Kit Violin

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The Bumblebee Flies!

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@mkogan

That fiddle looks great!

Congrats on a job well done.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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