Where to put the holes in Chin rest?
I bought this Set on Amazon (amazon.com/gp/product/B0774XKPW6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )but it didn't come with holes screwed into the chin rest, where would make the hole and is there any padding that I can buy online for the bottom of the chin rest so it doesn't scratch my violin?
This is what I've done in the past.
Trevor - excellent and very complete description - except I could not find an answer to Jia's question with respect to her specific chinrest. From the Amazon website her chinrest looks like an over-the tailpiece design, so I would recommend first checking that there is sufficient room for her tailpiece to fit under this chinrest. Next carefully place the chin rest clamp (metal piece) so that the threaded parts are centered about the opening in the chinrest wood and sufficiently placed vertically that the chin rest can be clamped to the violin given the range of the tightening screws. THAT'S WHERE THE HOLES IN THE CHINREST WOOD GO!
It would be a lot simpler to just buy stick-on cork at a hardware store!
Roger, but then you wouldn't have the wine to drink :(
Gasket cork from the hardware store works too, attached with some common carpenter's glue. Not all wine bottlers are using cork stoppers these days; some kind of synthetic stopper stuff is getting pretty common.
You got ripped off, a proper chinrest should cost you $15 or less.
I've had another look at the Amazon web page linked by the OP and noticed that the product is not being shipped to the UK. That, together with the lack of holes in the chinrest and padding on the metal clamp part of the chinrest, gives me the impression that the product is still "work in progress" and what we're seeing may be a marketing exercise to test the water.
@John Minnich, would ordinary carpenter's glue adhere effectively to the metal part of the chinrest? I don't know, which is why I suggested superglue or a binary epoxide.
You might want to roughen the surface of the metal part also, with some steel wool or fine sandpaper, at least 200 grit. That could improve the adhesion. And I would use superglue or a two-tube epoxy also. Superglue (cyanoacrylate cement) is easier to deal with.
It takes $250 in tools to properly fit a set of pegs, so the pegs are basically useless, a tailpiece costs $5 so you still overpaid.
I agree with Lyndon -- the whole thing seems like a total ripoff. Who would sell a chinrest without the hardware fitted? Someone who bought up a bunch of cast-off seconds and over-runs from a Chinese factory, that's who.
Trevor J.: No, carpenter's glue wouldn't work for the metal bracket. I'd try contact cement for that I think. Or double sided tape as long as it doesn't slip. I don't know about the two glues you suggested.