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Getting started (First Violin)


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Hi,

 

Im about to start on my first violin and would like to see if anyone has a good resource for a good printable inside mold template...I Know that I could trace one of the strad posters and what not but do not feel I'd do a good job and would prefer something I could print and copy to plywood to make inside mold.

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I copied and printed the image of Strad's PG form from the Sergei Muratov site.  I don't know if that site is still up since I can't get to it from here at work but it had good full size pictures of some of Strad's forms.  Also you may be able to print a form from makingtheviolin.com

If I can find the image file on my computer at home tonight I'll post it here.  

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I'm not sure which violins were built from the PG form.  Others here may be able to answer that.   It might be worth some searching to find the exact size in millimeters of the PG form to make sure it prints out the actual size of the real form.  But I think if you print from that PDF it will be the correct size.   

In that PDF I wouldn't pay any attention to all those curly lines, Muratov was trying to use curved lines to model the form but Strad probably used simple straight edge and compass to design it.  

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If you don't think you're going to do a good job on a template/mould, how can you expect to do a good job on your violin?  Trace the poster.  Take as much time as you need to get it right (you may have to start over several times).  It'll help train your eye and tool skills.  That way you won't be completely green when you start to work with "the good stuff."  

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