Sign in to follow this  
GlenV

GlenV's Bench

Recommended Posts

After doing various woodworking projects over the last 10 years, I got the itch to make my first violin.  I used the process outlined on MakingTheViolin.com, guidance I could find on Maestronet.com and from several local woodworkers I know.  

  • Violin Name: "Factora" (but I am calling her "MaryLou")
  • Top: Scrap Pine (free)
  •  Back: Scrap Cherry (free)
  • Neck: Scrap Cherry (free)
  • Fingerboard: Scrap Hard Maple Gym Floor (free)
  • purfling: made my own from scrap walnut-maple-walnut (free)
  • (more money in the glue and finish than they entire violin)
  • Now I play the violin... That I made... (Priceless)

Changes for next time:

  • Use Spruce, Figured Maple and Ebony
  • More detail on the scroll
  • More even overhang on the top and back plates
  • purfling details

Thanks for looking.  

GlenV

image.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Rue said:

Cool! Eagerly awaiting the sound clip! :D

I'm working on that.  :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, H.R.Fisher said:

Very nice!  Good to see other amateurs like myself being brave enough to post their work o MN.

Thanks!  I figure that even Stradivari had a first violin.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.