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Teardrop fiddle build #8: End button

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 03-27-2020 12:19 AM 248 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The more of the preliminary set up one does before finishing the instrument, the less likely the finish will be marred by tools.
Here I am reaming out the hole for the end button which will hold the tailpiece.

In case you noticed, I brought this in to work today as a time filler. We’re back home today as you’ll see in tomorrows’s photos.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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#1 posted 03-27-2020 03:07 AM

Hmm. I would’ve thought you’d sand the top and bottom down to the ribs before boring the hole for the end button, or am I confused again?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 03-27-2020 11:01 AM



Hmm. I would’ve thought you’d sand the top and bottom down to the ribs before boring the hole for the end button, or am I confused again?

- Dave Polaschek

The top and bottom overhang the sides (ribs) on these sorts of instruments.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 03-27-2020 01:01 PM

Ahh. Yet another thing I wasn’t aware of. My ignorance is large!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 03-27-2020 03:41 PM



Ahh. Yet another thing I wasn’t aware of. My ignorance is large!

- Dave Polaschek

And yetr you are willing to learn!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 03-27-2020 10:54 PM

Since I retired, learning in one form or another takes most of my “free time.” It’s just that some of it is more useful than others. I think this has a chance of being useful learning.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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