Violin Kit #4: Attaching the Neck

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 04-11-2018 08:44 PM 1114 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First thing is to cut down the back button closer to the shape it needs to be. This will be trimmed after the neck is glued on.

Glue is applied to both pieces and the neck is clamped into position. Not much pressure is needed for this.

Where the neck joins the body, the gap is supposed to measure 6mm (or whatever the Imperial equivalent is). At the end of the fingerboard, the top of the fingerboard ‘should’ measure about 7/8 of an inch. Mine is a little bit high, but I can correct that later. I’ll be removing the fingerboard from the neck and thinning it down. It’s a little thicker than I want. While doing that I can actually adjust its projection.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 04-11-2018 11:21 PM

Thanks for the info. I never knew for sure how a violin went together.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 04-12-2018 12:48 AM

Thanks for the info. I never knew for sure how a violin went together.

- Dave Polaschek

I always thought violins were some kind of sacred untouchable onjects until I started repairing broken ones.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 04-12-2018 04:01 PM

I might try that back button on my next ukulele. It would hide the bottom joint on the neck and be easier than putting a separate space at the bottom of the neck.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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