Amateur Maker

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About Amateur Maker

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    CAPE COD
  1. LOCATION

    THANKS Jim! Pretty easy when you know where.
  2. LOCATION

    I have noticed that many people don't list their location on the site (including myself not knowing how to list Cape Cod). For me that is somewhat of a problem as I would like to meet a few AMATEUR'S that are interested in building the Violin and would like to share their idea's and experiences of making one. I would be interested in meeting someone who live on the Upper Cape - Bourne, Sandwich, Mashpee, Falmouth or even across the canal in Plymouth or Wareham. I would think sending a Private Message would be the best way to start. Thanks to all
  3. Location

    I don't know if this is the proper section to ask this question but hope no one objects. I have noticed that many people don't list their location on the site (including myself not knowing how to list Cape Cod). For me that is somewhat of a problem as I would like to meet a few AMATEUR'S that are interested in building the Violin and would like to share their idea's and experiences of making one. I would be interested in meeting someone who live on the Upper Cape - Bourne, Sandwich, Mashpee, Falmouth or even across the canal in Plymouth or Wareham. I would think sending a Private Message would be the best way to start. Thanks to all
  4. Concerns of Making a Violin

    Having just finished reading an article about learning to play the Violin I have become concerned. It related to someone purchasing a low end violin and started to take lessons. After a period of time the instructor informed the student the violin had some issues and referred to it as a "squawk box", even if the instructor played the violin. I am planning to make a violin, it being my first, so this student brings me some concern. I don't think my violin will be without error, but would hope it will be of a quality to play well. My questions are, what are the chances of it being a "squawk box"? Are there any really specific things I can do to avoid making a non-playable violin? How much does the wood really matter?
  5. Wood Preferences

    Thanks to all for your opinions and suggestions. Next week I'm going to Old World Tonewood to buy my first Violin wood. As my forum name says "Amateur Maker" I thought I would get some advice from this forum. Thanks to all
  6. Wood Preferences

    What are the preferences of fronts and backs - one piece or two piece? Is there any advantage to either ways?
  7. Purfling router bit - learning by trial and error

    MusicShop Pete - Sorry, having re-read your post I now see you stated you screwed it in.
  8. Purfling router bit - learning by trial and error

    MusicShop Pete I would be interest to know if the Dremel tool was threaded into the top part of your jig or just pressed in?
  9. Nick Allen's Bench.

    Thanks Nick for your response!
  10. QUESTIONS???

    Thanks to you all for the responses!
  11. QUESTIONS???

    Thanks for all your replies! That's what happens when a New Guy comes looking for informataion. Now all I can hope for is to get an answer of my original question on Nick Allen's Bench.
  12. QUESTIONS???

    Two to three days ago I commented/questioned someone who had started their own "bench". Sorry I don't know the individuals name. Why am I unable to find those comments again? Lastly, why does my content have to be approved by a moderator, because I'm new to the site?
  13. Nick Allen's Bench.

    No criticism at all, just trying to learn, why are the upper and lower ribs overlapping the center bout instead of coming to a point. I have not made a violin so would like to know if that is possible?
  14. Mold Material

    I liked Peter K-G's idea from IKEA. I thought that Juan Tavira's would be more stable BUT most information I have read indicates the Mold material should be 12mm / 1/2". So won't these two suggestions be too thick?
  15. Mold Material

    Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions! For sure no Marble!