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Hollowing out the top. My plans suggested carving the bass bar in the top. I figure I can try it and if it doesn't work out I can always remove it and make it the traditional way.
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I'm bending the purfling on an old soldering iron my dad used in the fifties to install 2-way radios in police cars. I wrapped some sheet copper around it to increase the radius a bit.
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I've been stuck for weeks on the front purfling groove. I did the back with a combination of knives, gouges and homemade cutters and just wasn't happy with the results. The specialized tools cost around $100. I didn't want to spend that much on tools I might never use again.
I got a 3D printer for Christmas so I thought I would try making one more tool. I designed one similar to one I saw online that mounts to a Dremel. That, an engraving bit and patients worked out fairly well and is much nicer than the back.
I'm so glad that's done! Theres just very little room for error. 
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I blended the trough into the arch. No avoiding it. It's time to cut the purfling groove.
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I mostly smoothed the top. Now am cutting the edge to the proper thickness.
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This is the front and is spruce. The back, ribs, and neck are maple.
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Here's an inexpensive, easy-to-make iPad tripod mount.
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Tiny violin shop inside of a human-sized violin!

And all the little ones are playable!

http://bit.ly/1cbF7FS
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Tired of working on the plates so today I decided to fit the neck. I cut a paper template that exactly fit the wedge notch in the body. Then I traced that onto the end of the neck. I used a chisel and a sanding block to remove the waste down to the lines.
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great!!!!
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Cut a 1mm deep shallow groove around the edge.
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I made an iPad tripod mount. It's easy and cost almost nothing. The fun part is flattening a 4" PVC drain pipe.
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I didn't know you can use heat to move the PVC.  Great post.
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