Fiddle Jameson: Jameson has been getting a bit of a suntan the past few days. I’ve also been tweaking the setup and playing him. My goal of a solid Viola “C” and a bright Violin “E” has been achieved. I can move the sound posts about and get a nice balance between that rich bass and brilliant treble. Playing is surprisingly easy! I’ve been working on the Bach Suite I on my viola and was able to practice the piece on the 5-string straight away, then I jumped to some Celtic tunes and had the high “E” for the B part of the tunes I’m practicing. Now final wood prep for the varnish bass coat, so all the setup gets taken down and its varnish time (But I can still set him up in short order to play around) Oh, another musician stopped in while “fiddling” around and tried Jameson out. Seems I’m adding another 5-string to my instrument list :-) Life is good

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Fiddle Jameson: Jameson has been getting a bit of a suntan the past few days. I’ve also been tweaking the setup and playing him. My goal of a solid Viola “C” and a bright Violin “E” has been achieved. I can move the sound posts about and get a nice balance between that rich bass and brilliant treble. Playing is surprisingly easy! I’ve been working on the Bach Suite I on my viola and was able to practice the piece on the 5-string straight away, then I jumped to some Celtic tunes and had the high “E” for the B part of the tunes I’m practicing. Now final wood prep for the varnish bass coat, so all the setup gets taken down and its varnish time (But I can still set him up in short order to play around) Oh, another musician stopped in while “fiddling” around and tried Jameson out. Seems I’m adding another 5-string to my instrument list 🙂 Life is good!!! #violin #viola #fiddle #5stringfiddle #violinJameson #fiddlejamesen
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Fiddle Jameson: First playing with Oliver the cat supervising. Loving the range of this instrument, a rich full low C and a brilliant high E all in reach of the fingers. Gonna enjoy working the tones on this guy

Fiddle Jameson: First playing with Oliver the cat supervising.  Loving the range of this instrument, a rich full low C and a brilliant high E all in reach of the fingers.  Gonna enjoy working the tones on this guy

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Fiddle Jameson: First playing with Oliver the cat supervising. Loving the range of this instrument, a rich full low C and a brilliant high E all in reach of the fingers. Gonna enjoy working the tones on this guy:-). #violin #viola #fiddle #5stringfiddle #violinJameson #fiddlejamesen
#violinmaker #luthier #cnc #cncviolinmaker #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #whatsonmybench #violinist #symphony #florida #northflorida #Georgia #luthier #whatsonmybench #chambermusic #5string #firstcoast, Howery Violins, Normal

Fiddle Jameson: Tanning in my front yard. Getting some of those Florida UV rays. Today I made the tailpiece and button, tomorrow I’ll put the strings on and play this instrument. The fingerboard is a temporary. I’m not exactly sure what the radius will be with a 5-string, so once I play with this board, I’ll make an ebony one that works will with the 5-string viola/violin model#violinJameson#orchestra#brunswickga#jacksonville#jumusic#violinist#Georgia#chambermusic

Fiddle Jameson: Tanning in my front yard. Getting some of those Florida UV rays. Today I made the tailpiece and button, tomorrow I’ll put the strings on and play this instrument. The fingerboard is a temporary. I’m not exactly sure what the radius will be with a 5-string, so once I play with this board, I’ll make an ebony one that works will with the 5-string viola/violin model#violinJameson#orchestra#brunswickga#jacksonville#jumusic#violinist#Georgia#chambermusic

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Fiddle Jameson: Tanning in my front yard. Getting some of those Florida UV rays. Today I made the tailpiece and button, tomorrow I’ll put the strings on and play this instrument. The fingerboard is a temporary. I’m not exactly sure what the radius will be with a 5-string, so once I play with this board, I’ll make an ebony one that works will with the 5-string viola/violin model.
#violin #viola #fiddle #5stringfiddle#violinJameson #fiddlejamesen
#violinmaker #luthier #cnc #cncviolinmaker#orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland#brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys#jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic#jumusic #luthier #whatsonmybench#violinist #symphony #florida #northflorida#Georgia #luthier #whatsonmybench#chambermusic #5string #firstcoast
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turning in the tapers for the pegs

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Fiddle Jameson: While turning the taper for the pegs I thought a poem on turning was in order: And how appropriate for our world today!! Turning to One Another There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about. Ask: “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking. Notice what you care about. Assume that many others share your dreams. Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. Talk to people you know. Talk to people you don’t know. Talk to people you never talk to. Be intrigued by the differences you hear. Expect to be surprised. Treasure curiosity more than certainty. Invite in everybody who cares to work on what’s possible. Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something. Know that creative solutions come from new connections. Remember, you don’t fear people whose story you know. Real listening always brings people closer together. Trust that meaningful conversations can change your world. Rely on human goodness. Stay together. Margaret Wheatley #violin #viola #fiddle #5stringfiddle#violinJameson #fiddlejamesen #violinmaker #luthier #cnc #cncviolinmaker#orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland#brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys#jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic#jumusic #luthier #whatsonmybench#violinist #symphony #florida #northflorida#Georgia #luthier #whatsonmybench#chambermusic #5string #firstcoast #acoustics

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Fiddle Jameson: While turning the taper for the pegs I thought a poem on turning was in order: And how appropriate for our world today!! Turning to One Another There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about. Ask: “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking. Notice what you care about. Assume that many others share your dreams. Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. Talk to people you know. Talk to people you don’t know. Talk to people you never talk to. Be intrigued by the differences you hear. Expect to be surprised. Treasure curiosity more than certainty. Invite in everybody who cares to work on what’s possible. Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something. Know that creative solutions come from new connections. Remember, you don’t fear people whose story you know. Real listening always brings people closer together. Trust that meaningful conversations can change your world. Rely on human goodness. Stay together. Margaret Wheatley#violinJameson#orchestra#brunswickga#jacksonville#jumusic#violinist#Georgia#chambermusic

Fiddle Jameson: While turning the taper for the pegs I thought a poem on turning was in order: And how appropriate for our world today!! Turning to One Another
There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about.
Ask: “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking.
Notice what you care about.
Assume that many others share your dreams.
Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.
Talk to people you know.
Talk to people you don’t know.
Talk to people you never talk to.
Be intrigued by the differences you hear. Expect to be surprised.
Treasure curiosity more than certainty.
Invite in everybody who cares to work on what’s possible.
Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something.
Know that creative solutions come from new connections.
Remember, you don’t fear people whose story you know.
Real listening always brings people closer together.
Trust that meaningful conversations can change your world.
Rely on human goodness.
Stay together.
Margaret Wheatley#violinJameson#orchestra#brunswickga#jacksonville#jumusic#violinist#Georgia#chambermusic

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Fiddle Jameson: While turning the taper for the pegs I thought a poem on turning was in order: And how appropriate for our world today!! Turning to One Another
There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about.
Ask: “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking.
Notice what you care about.
Assume that many others share your dreams.
Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.
Talk to people you know.
Talk to people you don’t know.
Talk to people you never talk to.
Be intrigued by the differences you hear. Expect to be surprised.
Treasure curiosity more than certainty.
Invite in everybody who cares to work on what’s possible.
Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something.
Know that creative solutions come from new connections.
Remember, you don’t fear people whose story you know.
Real listening always brings people closer together.
Trust that meaningful conversations can change your world.
Rely on human goodness.
Stay together.
Margaret Wheatley

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#violinmaker #luthier #cnc #cncviolinmaker#orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland#brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys#jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic#jumusic #luthier #whatsonmybench#violinist #symphony #florida #northflorida#Georgia #luthier #whatsonmybench#chambermusic #5string #firstcoast
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Fiddle Jameson: neck set and glued in… I hope to play him in the white in the next few days… Anticipation on tone, playability, exciting

Fiddle Jameson: neck set and glued in… I hope to play him in the white in the next few days… Anticipation on tone, playability, exciting

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Fiddle Jameson: neck set and glued in… I hope to play him in the white in the next few days… Anticipation on tone, playability, exciting #violin #viola #fiddle #5stringfiddle #violinJameson #fiddlejamesen
#violinmaker #luthier #cnc #cncviolinmaker #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #whatsonmybench #violinist #symphony #florida #northflorida #Georgia #luthier #whatsonmybench #chambermusic #5string #firstcoast, Howery Violins, Normal

Jameson: Body Glued

Fiddle Jameson: Body glued up. Sound holes cut and trimmed, bass bar glued and trimmed, inside edges of plates rounded slightly. It’s easier to do the insides edges before the plates are glued. They will still need work once the body is together, but it’s nice to get a start when you have some working room

Fiddle Jameson: Body glued up. Sound holes cut and trimmed, bass bar glued and trimmed, inside edges of plates rounded slightly. It’s easier to do the insides edges before the plates are glued. They will still need work once the body is together, but it’s nice to get a start when you have some working room

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Fiddle Jameson: Body glued up. Sound holes cut and trimmed, bass bar glued and trimmed, inside edges of plates rounded slightly. It’s easier to do the insides edges before the plates are glued. They will still need work once the body is together, but it’s nice to get a start when you have some working room 🙂 #violin #viola #fiddle #5stringfiddle #violinJameson #fiddlejamesen
#violinmaker #luthier #cnc #cncviolinmaker #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #whatsonmybench #violinist #symphony #florida #northflorida #Georgia #luthier #whatsonmybench #chambermusic #5string #firstcoast, Howery Violins, Normal

Fiddle Jameson: Trimming the linings. A Unicorn horn! Wood gives us such natural wonders. “Nature is what we know – Yet have not art to say – So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity.” Emily Dickinson#violinJameson#orchestra#brunswickga#jacksonville#jumusic#violinist#Georgia#chambermusic

Fiddle Jameson: Trimming the linings. A Unicorn horn! Wood gives us such natural wonders. “Nature is what we know – Yet have not art to say – So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity.”
Emily Dickinson#violinJameson#orchestra#brunswickga#jacksonville#jumusic#violinist#Georgia#chambermusic

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Fiddle Jameson: Trimming the linings. A Unicorn horn! Wood gives us such natural wonders. “Nature is what we know – Yet have not art to say – So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity.”
Emily Dickinson
#violin #viola #fiddle #5stringfiddle#violinJameson #fiddlejamesen
#violinmaker #luthier #cnc #cncviolinmaker#orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland#brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys#jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic#jumusic #luthier #whatsonmybench#violinist #symphony #florida #northflorida#Georgia #luthier #whatsonmybench#chambermusic #5string #firstcoast
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