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2CommentsSouth Carolina Joined February 5th, 2017
I am interested in all things DIY along with upcycling, recycling, art, 3D printing, and musical instruments esp viola, guitar, & ukelele. My first project (which is still incomplete due to inability to afford pricey power tools) on instructables is the 2×4 electric violin. I am currently researching different ways to utilize recycled materials in creating other electric violins. I wanted to create the 3d printed electric violin in openfab.com but got some crazy quotes for printing the ... Read More »
  • I appreciate your advice & great ideas, Downunder35m & RJF! I have yet to find anyone to help me with some 3D printing on thingverse.com so I believe I am going to have to resort to purchasing a sheet of acrilex & pay for fabrication (cuts/drilling holes/beveled outer edges) which won't be cheap but I want this 1st electric octave violin to be perfect in every aspect. I may pay to have chinrests/tailpieces 3d printed or I may create a mold for resin and layer vintage sharkskin fabric within and carve other. Wish my jeweler father was still around to hand tool and engrave a tailpiece or still had my papa's trinket enameling kiln which he patented to tool a copper tailpiece then enamel. Ultimately I have all capabilities as far as skills & design but refuse to cut corne...

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    I appreciate your advice & great ideas, Downunder35m & RJF! I have yet to find anyone to help me with some 3D printing on thingverse.com so I believe I am going to have to resort to purchasing a sheet of acrilex & pay for fabrication (cuts/drilling holes/beveled outer edges) which won't be cheap but I want this 1st electric octave violin to be perfect in every aspect. I may pay to have chinrests/tailpieces 3d printed or I may create a mold for resin and layer vintage sharkskin fabric within and carve other. Wish my jeweler father was still around to hand tool and engrave a tailpiece or still had my papa's trinket enameling kiln which he patented to tool a copper tailpiece then enamel. Ultimately I have all capabilities as far as skills & design but refuse to cut corners where lacking resources and funding which unfortunately happens to be every aspect of the instrument right now, lol.Thank you again for your input! I have reached out on a few different sites including thingverse.com and fiddle forum as well. I am a resourceful person & if applicable, will share my build here whenever I am finally able to. It will happen!!!

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