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Building something like a bass viol #10: Attaching the neck and end pin

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 11-15-2020 01:34 PM 296 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Attaching the top/front Part 10 of Building something like a bass viol series Part 11: Doing some finishing »

I mentioned earlier that I neglected to photograph the mortising necesary to attach the neck and the end pin. For that I apologize. I have instead included a few close-up shots of the neck where it meets the body. Suffice it to say that the neck fits into a mortise in a block of wood to which the sides (ribs) are attached.

Unlike a cello or a doublebass, the end pin on a viol da gamba is more of a peg that stands up above the top. The tailpiece will hook onto this. The end pin is set into a mortise, or dado, really. The bottom end of it is set deeper into the end block that the upper end.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 11-15-2020 02:11 PM

Nice!

Have you seen the interview with Ed Maday on the Lost Art press blog? I think you’ll be interested.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 11-15-2020 04:15 PM



Nice!

Have you seen the interview with Ed Maday on the Lost Art press blog? I think you’ll be interested.

- Dave Polaschek

I follow Ed Madsay on Instagram, so I’ll definitely have to check that out. Thanks!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 11-15-2020 09:16 PM

Nice work, you’ll have to make a video of this being played when complete.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 11-15-2020 09:40 PM



Nice work, you ll have to make a video of this being played when complete.

- Oldtool

I will try to get the customer to play it. I’m clueless aside from how to make it playable.

I do know these things are tuned much like a guitar.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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