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  1. It's times like these I wish we could hear a violin!
  2. I use a jig like this to hold the peg square. I use this longer one for drilling the string holes on the bench drill. I have similar but shorter versions for trimming the ends of the pegs down. It allows the end to protrude to be worked on. Sometimes I use the band saw, sometimes a disc sander, or a fine hand saw. They all do the job. I score the mark to avoid tear out. The jig when held in a vice is useful during the next stage - filing the dome. Don, I like your design, I’ll have to give it a try :-)
  3. I wish you luck in your research. I too am interested in the lesser known makers local to my area. I love it when they come up at local auctions.
  4. Do you have any better photographs of the scroll, from different angles?
  5. Sorry folks, it’s me again! I have found these on few fiddles I’ve been setting up for myself to play. These are just a few examples I have seen. Definitely Markneukirchen trade (in my amateur opinion). They tick all the boxes on other threads I’ve found on here. Do the Roman numerals represent anything on them? The grade? Maker so they can be identified and get paid when they finish them etc? Matching a top to a rib garland, or vice versa? Thank you for your time.
  6. No need for a full identification just yet; Let us just concentrate on the scroll. Blank Face, what makes you think that, features, feelings, expectations, etc?
  7. Can anyone tell me anything about this style of delta in the first photograph? Is it indicative of any region or time period? I have not seen anything like it before, though my experience is very limited compared to you folks. I can post more photographs of the whole instrument if you would like, but I thought I would just start with these. Please let me know.
  8. Something found it tasty!
  9. I like this! I haven't fount anything that interesting. My best one being "Belly made from 200 year old wood". The violin dated 1884.
  10. I quite like the basic scroll. Instead of the usual extra turn that seems to have been added over the years to many copies, this one has lost a half turn.
  11. The top nut is quite pleasing to my eyes. :-)
  12. Coo

    German Head

    If by any chance you are selling the 'A' peg, shoot me a PM. I'm looking to complete some sets for historical instruments.
  13. Coo

    Violin ID request.

    Here are a couple more photographs. This time under CFL and incandescent lighting. I've been experimenting with different lighting to try to more accurately re-create colour.
  14. Coo

    Violin ID request.

    I will endeavour to do a much better my shed :-D
  15. Coo

    Violin ID request.

    Thank you all for the replies. I should have added, that it is fully blocked and lined, separate bass bar, all very neat inside. Whilst I'm here I have another question. Why is there paper in the neck mortice? It has caused the joint to fail, and I can't see the reason for it being there...