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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, guidance I could find on 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.  



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13 minutes ago, Rue said:

Cool! Eagerly awaiting the sound clip! :D

I'm working on that.  :-)

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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.  

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