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"You can go here for starters!  I hope to make one someday soon.  I have the tuners,…"

Diane in Chicago replied Sep 21, 2013 to Bass

3 Sep 21, 2013
Reply by Reeds Taylor

"This is really helpful! Do you have a link to a side-view blueprint of a standard vi…"

Diane in Chicago replied May 25, 2013 to "Tips on How I Build a CB Fiddle"

4 May 25, 2013
Reply by Tim LaFave

"Member Naz Nomad here made a radius-ing jig to use with a router for making a progre…"

Diane in Chicago replied Feb 1, 2013 to Building the "Stumpwater" fiddle

29 Feb 7, 2014
Reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker

"If you already play fiddle, a non-standard fingerboard might be pretty annoying. I c…"

Diane in Chicago replied Jan 28, 2013 to Building the "Stumpwater" fiddle

29 Feb 7, 2014
Reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker

"And don't forget your waist!  Or add extra height in your neck angle.  That is a nic…"

Diane in Chicago replied Jan 27, 2013 to Building the "Stumpwater" fiddle

29 Feb 7, 2014
Reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker

"Yes to what Tim says as far as figuring neck angle!  And to box thickness!  I had to…"

Diane in Chicago replied Jan 12, 2013 to Building the "Stumpwater" fiddle

29 Feb 7, 2014
Reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker

"I used a standard bridge, and just sanded it so the feet were flat. A narrow box is…"

Diane in Chicago replied Jan 11, 2013 to Building the "Stumpwater" fiddle

29 Feb 7, 2014
Reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker

"Yes, much more of a challenge than building a guitar, that is for sure!  It helps th…"

Diane in Chicago replied Jan 10, 2013 to Newbie from Asheville, NC

2 Jan 10, 2013
Reply by Diane in Chicago

"It is really quiet (maybe a plus in certain situations) and very nasal.  Yes, there…"

Diane in Chicago replied Jan 9, 2013 to Little travel fiddle

9 Jan 9, 2013
Reply by Diane in Chicago

"Here are the photos, y'all, for easier viewing. I was going to just use a tie-bar…"

Diane in Chicago replied Sep 20, 2012 to My First Cigar Box Fiddle

7 Mar 4, 2016
Reply by Alan Hawkins

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Bow for cigar box fiddle

Started by Phil Thomas. Last reply by Phil Thomas May 23, 2017. 2 Replies

My First Cigar Box Fiddle

Started by Tim LaFave. Last reply by Alan Hawkins Mar 4, 2016. 7 Replies

Pochette build

Started by Jaber. Last reply by Jaber Jan 20, 2016. 2 Replies

First cigar box fiddle

Started by Slow Slough Guitars Dec 22, 2014. 0 Replies

First "cello" build

Started by Jaber. Last reply by Jaber Apr 26, 2014. 7 Replies

Building the "Stumpwater" fiddle

Started by Al Lyons. Last reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker Feb 7, 2014. 29 Replies

Bass

Started by Redbelly. Last reply by Reeds Taylor Sep 21, 2013. 3 Replies

how to add an adjustable shoulder rest?

Started by Paul Cooper. Last reply by Paul Cooper Aug 29, 2013. 6 Replies

Tremendous online violin making site!

Started by Diane in Chicago Jun 15, 2013. 0 Replies

"Tips on How I Build a CB Fiddle"

Started by Tim LaFave. Last reply by Tim LaFave May 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Newbie from Asheville, NC

Started by Al Lyons. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Jan 10, 2013. 2 Replies

Little travel fiddle

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Jan 9, 2013. 9 Replies

3/4 Ohio fiddle

Started by the cigarbox table guy. Last reply by Yellowbelly Flatt Dec 30, 2012. 5 Replies

some violin pics

Started by Elmar Zeilhofer. Last reply by CrocBite May 22, 2012. 4 Replies

CB Fiddle #2 and furthermore

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Elmar Zeilhofer May 21, 2012. 18 Replies

My first attemp at a cigar box fiddle. :-)

Started by Rick Hunt. Last reply by Rick Hunt Mar 18, 2012. 23 Replies

How to take a fiddle apart?

Started by Dave Onastik. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Mar 13, 2012. 5 Replies

Build Update

Started by Bobby Wallen. Last reply by Order99 Mar 3, 2012. 5 Replies

First time build and I have a few questions

Started by Bobby Wallen. Last reply by Tristan Chambers Feb 22, 2012. 2 Replies

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