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Does my heel stick out too much?

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My button is a decent size, so I must have carved the heel curve in too far. I used the scroll off the Amati poster I'm working from, but the neck profile is from Strobel's plans.

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I like the curve - it will allow easier extension to higher positions!

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It may be an optical illusion, but it looks as if there is a slight dip in the neck where it meets the heel.

You can look down the fingerboard and from the scroll whilst turning the violin to get a 'long view' of the neck.

I prefer good optical correctness, even if the ruler does not agree.

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The distance from the edge of the top to the apex of the neck curve is 26mm. The back button looks OK to me if you cut the chamfer around the button.

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Perhaps a slight sweep in the heel is your new trademark?

If you plan to blunt the button edge, the profile curve won't be as exaggerated. It really looks fine.

I'll take a slender heel over kankles any day.

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quote:


Originally posted by:
Janito

but it looks as if there is a slight dip in the neck where it meets the heel.


Along the horizontal plane in the pic? If that is what you are refering too, that is what I mean. The way is dips in and then flares out.

David, I'll check that out, thanks.

I will be giving the edge the same curve as the rest of the plate egdes, that should help.

Thanks.

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The 'horizontal' dip is to my taste.

I was referring to the apparent dip in the 'semi-vertical' line of the neck near the bottom.

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quote:


Originally posted by:
Janito

I was referring to the apparent dip in the 'semi-vertical' line of the neck near the bottom.

Looking down the neck that looks perfectly straight. It may be an effect due to the camera being so close for the shot.

I checked the heel measurement and it is 27mm, but the button is 16mm from the outer edge of the purfling as per the C&J book.

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Matt, #3 is looking really fine! I just went to your website to check it out - awesome, man! I love the nice clamping jig you've got it in where you're gluing the neck on. Did you make that? Really cool...

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Thanks Tim. That's actually a violin stand I bought from a music store some time ago. I think it also hold violas as it is adjustable. In that picture I have unscrewed it from it's cast steel base and have it in my bench vise.

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