Violin 3D Print Reconstruction: Top Complete
Peg was completed last week. Adjusted the scale slightly and finished printing the remaining pegs .
Rebuilding a family heirloom w/ 3D Printing - Tuning Peg half is complete
I had the opportunity to finally get a few prototype prints completed for my Violin reconstruction, and it looks like we have a winner. I’m actually printing the pegs in halves so that I don’t have to use scaffolding to prop up the uneven build.
What is original in the Violin is the body, neck and one(1) Tuning Peg. The rest will be scanned and printed in white to be placed on the violin. I intentionally will be using a pop color (white in this test run) to not obfuscate what was original and what’s filling in the full picture – You know, like how museums fill in the missing bones of dinosaur skeletons.
The Violin that traveled from France with my family.
On its inside, it says it’s a Stradivarious, but that is only a nod to the line that it was modeled after. Soon it will have a home on its own hook in the hallway. It’s in rough shape and we are planning to only repair it on its most basic level. It will keep its scars and warts to wear proudly. I’ll be experimenting with printing it’s missing parts in a bright plastic from 3D images - this will allow you to know what was original and what it looked like complete.
Excited to be able to display one of the oldest pieces of our family history.