I had a block of black walnut all glued up from more than a year ago when I tried the first fiddle. Armed with that experience, some time to contemplate and a really cool box I've been saving, we begin. All the parts were at hand and the tape measure was there, and next thing I new I'd sketched out a template for the neck, with a super-simplified scroll. I've got these really beautiful geared tuners made just for a fiddle. And since the lid is warping and quite darkened, I'll likely use the inside as the exposed surface.