Coloring the varnish12More nish coats12Level sanding 13Attach the ngerboard13Final-nish the neck14Re-install the tailgut saddle14Fitting the tuning pegs14Slot the nut 15Install the soundpost15Fit the bridge 16Install the tailgut17Install the ne tuner17Install the chinrest18String the ddle18Kit parts list 2Recommended tools and supplies2Install the purfings3Install the bass bar 4Attach the top 5Prepare the neck6Fit the neck 7Cutting the mortise 9Glue the neck 9Install tailgut saddle10Install the endpin 11Wood and nish preparation 11Applying varnish11Apply the rst two nish coats12
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important or you to “dry run” the tting, gluing, clampingand nishing operations beore trying them or realYou’ll need a fat work surace, approximately 2' x 4' or bigenough or your ddle
Be sae when using tools, glues, and nishes. Wear eyeprotection and gloves when needed, and always useproper ventilation.
Welcome to the world o ddle building! The ddle you’reabout to build has a quality spruce top with curly maple sidesand back This kit is designed or the beginner and intermedi-ate builder, with enough o the dicult work already doneto give you a great head start The ne handwork is let toyou, with the help o these instructionsPlease read these instructions beore starting on your ddle,so you’ll understand the process and how the parts t It’s
Fiddle Kit Instructions