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Ginger, Scott , Simon have you ever though of posting your builds on Scalemates?

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Well, it's been long time since I have posted here. The reason? Not a model, but definitely a build. I strayed away from my ship model to pursue a long time goal of making a violin. Three and a half years later I have finally finished it and gifted it to my daughter. A friend of the family is a professional fiddle player and was in a bluegrass band. His comment after playing it, "Wow!"

Maybe now I can dust off my San Felipe.....

 

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7 hours ago, newbuilder101 said:

Well, it's been long time since I have posted here. The reason? Not a model, but definitely a build. I strayed away from my ship model to pursue a long time goal of making a violin. Three and a half years later I have finally finished it and gifted it to my daughter. A friend of the family is a professional fiddle player and was in a bluegrass band. His comment after playing it, "Wow!"

Maybe now I can dust off my San Felipe.....

You have definitely built a beautiful violin. The details are very sharp and crisp. Chapeau!!!

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Fantastic violin Sherry. I wish I could hear it played. It must have been a proud moment for you.

 

Nice drawings OC. You obviously have some talent. Are they local scenes, or just from imagination. Except for the gremlin of course!:unsure:

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8 hours ago, lmagna said:

Fantastic violin Sherry. I wish I could hear it played. It must have been a proud moment for you.

 

Nice drawings OC. You obviously have some talent. Are they local scenes, or just from imagination. Except for the gremlin of course!:unsure:

Hi lou,   thank you for the kind words,   when I was young I used to spend hours drawing either from my imagination  or from books,  some of them where from holidays I went on with  my parents  - I was very arty then.

 

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Not really a wooden model per se, but I just restored my old set of drums from 1979. This is the Slingerland Buddy Rich outfit, but instead of being wrapped in cheesey white pearl laminate, like most were, these came from the factory wrapped in real rosewood veneer. The vintage replacement hardware cost a kings ransom! It was rusty gouged and scratched, but not anymore:

 

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Jazz Indeed. It was their top of the line jazz/big-band/fusion kit back in the day. Even though it graced the cover of their '79 catalog, very few Rosewood "Buddy Rich Kits" were made, and fewer still survive. Mighty Slingerland died three years later, at the hands of the inexpensive "Japan Incorporated" drums from Tama, Pearl, Yamaha, etc.

 

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One set went to Johnny Carson:

 

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The forty year old drums are made of a five-ply wood shell: maple/poplar/maple/poplar/maple, with, of course, rosewood as a cover, and they just sing.

 

 

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