hungrycanine Posted July 21, 2013 Report Share Posted July 21, 2013 I'm curious about taking apart a few violins to see what makes them tick. I have very basic woodworking skills (with hand tools) and, as a result, have a well-designed and sturdy bench. And I'm selfishly retired, so have time to do what interests me. A local luthier recently passed on to that Great Symphony in the Sky, and the contents of his shop will be coming up for auction soon. Although it is likely grounds for divorce, I'd be interested in purchasing a few essential items for repairing violins -- eg clamps, glue, planes, etc. Would anyone care to suggest the contents of a Beginning Luthier's Bench, and maybe even what that bench should look like? At present, I'm not interested in building, but only (with a lot of luck!) repairing. I'm far from a bike mechanic, but part of my pleasure of cycling is understanding how things like (clean) bearings and cogs operate. (That knowledge has also saved my bacon on various extended tours!) I'd like to understand the mechanics of violins in the same way. Any guidance or suggestions for websites would be appreciated. I promise not to touch a violin of more than $100 value! Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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