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Last edited on 2016-03-03 12:20:15 by Vojtech Blahout
Additions:
It is helpful to create a table summing up the measurements. See **Fig. 1.** for an illustration of a finished neck root. For our violin the numbers are as follows:
||Overstand **"a"** ||**6.5 mm**||
||Top plate thickness **"b"** ||**4.0 mm**||
||Rib height **"c"** ||**30 mm**||
||Bottom plate thickness **"d"** ||**4.0 mm**||
||Total **"x"** ||**44.5 mm**||
Take a look at **Fig. 2.** First, you will need to mark the red lines.
~1) On this line, use a compass to mark, from the centerline, the width **"f"** of the button **+0.5 mm**. The button width for the Messiah is **17.5 mm** plus **0.5 mm**, **18 mm** in total.
~1) Trim the height of the neck root to the bottom line, retaining the angle, as in **Fig. 3.**
~1) To create the nut blank, get a block of ebony and cut it to the dimensions of **8 x 7 x 26 mm**. The grain direction should be that of the fingerboard.
~1) True the back and bottom sides, which will be glued to the fingerboard and neck so that they are at right angles and the nut sits well in its projected gluing position.
~1) Using your block plane and a file, create the front wall, sloping flush with the pegbox wall.
~1) Using your knife, trim the nut above the line of the traced radius, but stay **1 mm** above it. Finish roughly with your file.
~1) Glue the nut with thin hide glue and holding in place with your hands for about **30 seconds**.
The nut will be finished later after we have shaped the rest of the neck.
Deletions:
It is helpful to create a table summing up the measurements. For our violin the numbers are as follows:
||Overstand **"a"** ||6.5||
||Top plate thickness **"b"** ||4.0||
||Rib height **"c"** ||30||
||Bottom plate thickness **"d"** ||4.0||
||Total **"x"** ||44.5 mm||
See **Fig. 1.** for an illustration of a finished neck root.
~1) Take a look at **Fig. 2.** You will need to mark the red lines.
~1) On this line, use a compass to mark, from the centerline, the width **"f"** of the button +0.5 mm. The button width for the Messiah is 17.5 mm plus 0.5 mm, 18 mm in total.
~1) Trim the height of the neck root to the bottom line, retaining the angle of the bottom plane, as in **Fig. 3.**
~1) To create the nut blank, get a block of ebony and cut it to the dimensions of 8 x 7 x 26 mm. The grain direction should be that same as in the fingerboard.
~1) True the back and bottom sides, which will be glued to the fingerboard and pegbox so that they are at right angles and the nut sits well in its gluing position.
~1) Using your block plane and a file, on the ebony nut, create the front wall, sloping flush with the pegbox wall.
~1) Using your knife, trim the nut above the line of the traced radius, but stay 1 mm above it. Finish roughly with your file.
~1) Glue the nut with thin hide glue and holding in place with your hands for about 30 seconds.
That is all for now. The nut will be finished later.


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