Profession violin maker
Violin makers create and assemble parts to create violins according to specified instructions or diagrams. They sand wood, measure and attach strings, test quality of strings and inspect the finished instrument.
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- Musical instruments
The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.
- Musical instruments materials
The characteristics of composite materials, felts, glues, leathers and skins, metals and precious metals, woods and wood derivatives to create musical instruments.
- Types of violins
String instruments with four strings such as the violin which is the smallest of the family, the viola or the middle voice, and the cello. Each of these instruments can either have its full size or a fractional size.
- Types of wood
Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.
- Types of spring
Types of metal springs such as leaf, coil, torsion, clock, tension and extension spring.
The process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.
- Tuning techniques
Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.
- Create smooth wood surface
Shave, plane and sand wood manually or automatically to produce a smooth surface.
- Produce violin components
Choose the appropriate tonewood, materials and tools, and build the different parts of an instrument of the violin family such as the lower, upper and C bouts, the fringerboard, the bridge, the scroll, the strings and the pegbox.
- Repair musical instruments
Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.
- Create musical instrument parts
Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.
- Assemble musical instrument parts
Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.
- Join wood elements
Bind wooden materials together using a variety of techniques and materials. Determine the optimal technique to join the elements, like stapling, nail, gluing or screwing. Determine the correct work order and make the joint.
- Tune stringed musical instruments
Tune any parts of stringed musical instruments that are off-key, by using various tuning techniques.
- Apply a protective layer
Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.
- Maintain musical instruments
Check and maintain musical instruments.
- Produce violin bows
Choose the appropriate materials and tools, build the stick, pad, screw and frog, select and strech the horsehair, and finish the wooden surface.
- Decorate musical instruments
Create designs on musical instruments by using methods such as embossing, piercing, painting, woodworking, weaving, and other methods.
- Manipulate wood
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.
- Sand wood
Use sanding machines or hand tools to remove paint or other substances from the surface of the wood, or to smoothen and finish the wood.