Violin vice.

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Robinm
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Violin vice.

Post by Robinm » Thu May 19, 2022 5:48 am

Just finished a violin vice/clamp based on a series of photos of a device made by Stephen Churchill, an American violin maker.
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Seems to be functioning OK ; about to start my first solo - without my tutor breathing down my neck - neck mortise...bit nervous, hope I've measured it correctly.
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Re: Violin vice.

Post by kiwigeo » Thu May 19, 2022 8:12 am

Looks cool Simon....nice work.
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Re: Violin vice.

Post by sebastiaan56 » Mon May 23, 2022 8:24 pm

Looks good. Im assuming it’s clapped to the bench? Where did you hide the clamp?
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Re: Violin vice.

Post by Dave M » Tue May 24, 2022 8:19 am

It’s funny that was what I thought. (As in clamping to the bench)
I guess we always try to imagine how we would use such a jig in practical terms.

I imagine getting instrument supples is pretty difficult where you are....?

I have great admiration for anyone who can do the carving of things like violins or arch top guitars. It is hard enough getting The plates of ordinary guitars right.

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Re: Violin vice.

Post by kiwigeo » Tue May 24, 2022 9:04 am

See here for how Churchill secures the violin vice: https://stephenchurchill.ca/page/3/
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Re: Violin vice.

Post by Robinm » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:47 pm

Hi Guys, sorry for the long delay in replying. I added a 25mm battern on the base board that can either be clamped into a bench vice or used as a bench hook - not very stable, in bench hook mode but passable for some actions. The clamp makes life much easier for a lot of tasks and I'm glad to say it's been sometime since an instrument has unexpectedly left my work bench for the floor.

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