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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.



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Comment by c# merle on April 10, 2011 at 1:55pm
diane this looks awesome!! "thrifty smokers" lol
Comment by Ted Crocker on April 17, 2011 at 5:12pm
Awesome Diane, looking forward to watching this take shape
Comment by Diane in Chicago on April 17, 2011 at 6:52pm
My consternation and frustration over getting those nails out has led me to think I should leave the nails in place and cut the box down with a coping saw.  But first put in corner supports.  Then slice off the extra above and below the logo on teh sides, and then it will be easier to get the nails out of the base -- since I can destroy the scrap of sides to get at the nails.  I measured it out, and the cutting line goes right between the nails in the sides.  What kind of luck is that!   If folks can cut out F-holes, I can certainly cut a straight line!  I can sand it at the end with a piece of sandpaper on a glass sheet, so it is perfectly flat.  A bit tougher to do the top edge, because it is staggered to accomodate the flap lid, but still a feasible solution I think.
Comment by The Phrygian Kid on April 17, 2011 at 8:55pm


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