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Decorative violins
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Fiddlerman
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January 23, 2019 - 8:45 am
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Great idea Irv.

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@Irv yes it would sell, take a tremendous amount of time to do, and they have figured out a shortcut to doing it. Kinglos violins is selling something that looks like laminates or computer etch. hard to compete with the computers.  

This violin with the skulls is part of an auction event. looks like carved wood but it is an overlay. The violin was unplayable before and is strictly art decoration. 

With the flowers, each identical to the one before it, the amount of detail in the work, the ease at which it can be mass produced by laminate or computer etch, would bring the value down.

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Back to the flowers, I have seen that very violin in multiple sold by different shops so it is mass produced of course. I'm not at a point at the moment to where starvation is guiding my hands. I want to be remembered, if not by the masses then by the one person that stares at my work thinking it is the most beautiful violin they have ever laid their eyes on, a one of a kind that plays beautifully. Even if they don't remember my name, they will remember the soul that is me, that poured into each minute hair, the smallest of details, just to elicit an emotion.

For me, the most enjoyable part of working on anything is to know that someone else will treasure it. That it will become a part of their life, have an effect on everyone that they show it to, and cause some to dream. Others to believe that they can do the same.

I am an egotist. Sometimes I go to the museum at the lake, spend an entire day waiting for someone to admire one of the pieces I donated 30 years ago. To hear someone say that one of my creations is beautiful, Keeps me going. 

Anyway, I may not become rich with this mindset, but it's not about me, just the affect I can have on others.Dragon violin design gold by Hollow-Moon-ArtImage Enlarger

If you can't enrich the lives of others, by expressing who you are, what is the purpose of being?

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This work appears to be done in wood inlay, but could be done by wood burning.A22CEEDA-9ED2-47F9-988D-2179D6357822.jpegImage Enlarger

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In looking at the above photo, I think that it would be possible to assemble a adhesive backed vinyl overlay over the rib with the desired pattern pre-cut.  Portions of the overlay could be removed and a dye or stain applied to the wood to achieve the pattern.  It might even be possible to due this before the rib is heat formed and placed in the Violin corpus mold.  

At least in theory, it all should work.

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First time use of airdrop for me.  A photo of the tooled leather bicycle saddle.35E0BD50-427A-4089-9E2A-659F11521514.jpegImage Enlarger

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Another view.E7379B61-410B-467B-8907-D713E286FCFC.jpegImage Enlarger

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

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Fiddlerman
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February 4, 2019 - 10:02 am
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Very nice saddle. Did you make that?

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Hi @Fiddlerman and others.  I had no involvement in the saddle other than taking the picture.  I thought that Chicken might have an interest in making them as an artistic sideline.

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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