All spruce violin in The Pegbox Posted July 3, 2019 · Report reply 2 hours ago, not telling said: This thread promises to be as fun as that guy living in the Appalachian mountains who wanted to make varnish out of deer fat and pine tar and was going to name his violin Thoreau. He was going to use only a few sharpened spoons and a penknife, and had the wood of some trees he felled in the deepest most 'Deliverance"-ish wilderness imaginable. Ok, that never happened. But it should happen. It's always at least a little bit fun to watch folks make something that has never been done before. Or at least, that they think hasn't been done before. Hey, this is meant in as loving a way possible, but as someone who grew up in the deepest, darkest Appalachian mountains and is now working at a very good shop doing serious work, I’d love it if we could move beyond those stereotypes. I get as annoyed by a sloppy homemade fiddle as anybody, but those are not exclusive to any particular region, and the Deliverance references aren’t accurate or helpful.