by f4ichuck, published
My daughter's 5th grade class has a "junk band" project so we decided to design a 3D printed violin. It's a toy, but actually plays a little.
UPDATE: Added pegV2.stl with a wider knob for more leverage.
- Print all pieces raft-less with the flat sides down. I used ABS at 15% fill.
- Clean up the neck joint on the body with sand paper. There may be some dropped loops that need to be removed.
- Glue the neck and nut together. I used 5 minute epoxy.
- Glue the neck to the body.
- Fit the bridge to the body with a light sanding to the inside edges of the feet until they both fit snugly into the holes. Don't use glue here.
- After the glue has cured, use a guitar D/G string or suitable violin string. I tried an A or E string and it wouldn't work very well. A wound D string probably works best. If the peg slips, remove it and spred a little superglue inside the holes and on the peg. Wait until the glue dries before putting the peg back in.
- Use a smooth ribbon and tie it through the holes in the bow. See picture for an idea. Compress the bow and tie off the ribbon so there is tension.
- Coat the ribbon and string with rosin.
- Enjoy scaring the cat!
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