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Ariana's violin restoration

This is a fun little restoration job for a really nice lady and her son.  Nothing major going on, but the owner's family wanted to see how fiddle went back together.  I hope you enjoy.

So this violin came to me in two parts.  The neck joint failed some time ago and the whole violin needs to be set back up again. So this violin came to me in two parts. The neck joint failed some time ago and the whole violin needs to be set back up again.
As you can see the neck angle was out a bit on this fiddle, so a little neck joint work will be called for.  We are shooting for 27mm. As you can see the neck angle was out a bit on this fiddle, so a little neck joint work will be called for. We are shooting for 27mm.
There we go.  Perfect, let's get that neck glued back in. There we go. Perfect, let's get that neck glued back in.
One clamp is all you need to glue a properly fitting violin neck. One clamp is all you need to glue a properly fitting violin neck.
The fingerboard has lots of wear from previous use and the relief is too much, so a planing is in order. The fingerboard has lots of wear from previous use and the relief is too much, so a planing is in order.
Much better.  The string wear is gone and the relief is set low for fast playing. Much better. The string wear is gone and the relief is set low for fast playing.
New bridge time.  Fitting the feet. New bridge time. Fitting the feet.
The bridge is all finished.  The string height has been set nice and low for fast fiddling and the bridge has been carved for tone. The bridge is all finished. The string height has been set nice and low for fast fiddling and the bridge has been carved for tone.
Lastly the nut is lowered and dressed.  This violin is ready to ship off to Florida for Ariana's son to enjoy. Lastly the nut is lowered and dressed. This violin is ready to ship off to Florida for Ariana's son to enjoy.

Thank you Ariana for letting me restore this wonderful old fiddle for you and thanks to everyone who read the post.  I hope you all enjoyed it and found it interesting.  Please feel free to leave comments and questions below.

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