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instrument-a-day 20 and 21: 8-bit violin

A working violin made from maple and oak craft wood. The design is all 90 degree angles except the fingerboard. The tuning pegs are literally square pegs in round holes.

 

The thing's tuned two half-steps low until it gets used to the tension.

 

I have never played a violin, so many thanks to Bre Pettis who dusted off his 15-years-neglected fiddling skills to test-drive this violin!

 

Plans and instructions are on thingiverse now: www.thingiverse.com/thing:6912

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Taken on February 21, 2011