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 Post subject: Violin build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:29 pm 
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Now that my uke's nearly done, it's time for the next project. This time it's a violin for my mum. I'm making it out of cinammon again and spruce.
I got the first parts cut out today.

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 Post subject: Re: Violin build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:36 pm 
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Good luck Peter. That's got to be really different.
Do you have graduations for it?

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 Post subject: Re: Violin build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:57 pm 
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I'm going to enjoy watching this one pizza

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 Post subject: Re: Violin build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:09 pm 
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Thanks!
Graduations? Do you mean the carving thicknesses? No, I'm sort of making it up as I go along. I'll probably just make it a bit thinner than a maple equivalent as it's heavier. Tbh the whole thing is a total experiment - I've never made a violin before, so as long as it sounds vaguely like one in the end, I'll be happy! I'm following the plans from this website more or less. http://www.makingtheviolin.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Violin build
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:29 am 
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Looks like you have all the grads you need from the manual...

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 Post subject: Re: Violin build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:37 am 
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Good Luck, Peter.
Looking forward to some progress.
Violins are one of the most ancient of instruments and quite simple in concept. I'm sure yours will sound unique and fine.

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I am not familiar with cinnamon as a hard wood. Is it the same as cumaru? Cinnamon for spice comes from new shoots from small plants. Matt

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 Post subject: Re: Violin build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:52 pm 
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Thanks Joe.
I have no idea tbh! It was given to me as 'canella' which is Spanish for cinnamon, and it smells extremely strongly of cinnamon, so I just assumed it was cinnamon wood.
Not much progress to report just yet. I've got all the parts now - spruce top and ebony fingerboard. I cheated a bit and bought a pre-carved one. I'll make my own next time! Now just waiting on all the parts for my new bending iron to arrive from China.

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 Post subject: Re: Violin build
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Cinnamon spice comes from bark of young trees (not shoots from small plants) of various species in the genus Cinnamomum (camphor is also in this genus). Canella winterana is a tree from the Caribbean and also occurs in Florida. There is only one species identified in this genus, and it is in a different family from cinnamon. The wood is very dense and hard, and commonly used for woodworking. Usually goes by the common name "Canella". Sounds like what you've got.


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