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  1. On 11/2/2019 at 11:17 AM, Nick Allen said:

    Use a little ivory soap on the edges to help the purfling marker move easier, and don't forget to glue size the spruce with weak hide glue before marking and cutting the purfling channel. 

    That makes so much sense!

    I'm building my first violin and the short grain kept breaking off. I didnt even think about that!

    This board is great!

  2. Thank you all for the advice!
    I haven't gotten around to fixing it yet, but I think I'm just going to go the hand clamp route.

    I have a spare neck block, so I'm prepared to start over, but I'd like to see how it glues up first.

    Thanks once again! I'll post pictures when it's back together.

  3. 59 minutes ago, David Burgess said:

    You weren't perchance using hammer and chisel to hollow out the pegbox, were you? That has a really bad track record. Just a sharp hammer blow on the back of a heel can knock the scroll off.

    Thank you all very much.
    I'll glue it back up tonight.


    David: Yes, I was using a mallet. Live and learn!

  4. Hey all,

    I'm working on my first violin, and I just carved my best looking scroll yet. It doesn't look incredible, but I'm super proud with how it's turning out so far. (I'm not an experienced luthier.... or woodworker for that matter)

    As I was starting to hollow out the pegbox, the scroll just popped off. I accidentally knocked it off my bench earlier and I guess that cracked it.

    What is the proper way to repair this? Is the fix as simple as glueing the pieces together with some high strength hide glue? 





  5. 28 minutes ago, Nick Allen said:

    Would you accept the offer of three shillings and a burlap sack of wild oats?

    I'm not the one selling them.

    I'm just looking for a price so I can buy them haha.
    Sorry if this isn't the right place for that!

    I've found the Guaneri book online, but I just cant find any price for the Strad anywhere.
    Any ideas?