Work in a die cast plant. Work on week ends at a Grist mill. Pick and grin when I can. I don't think anyone knows how many generations of violin makers there are in my family. I can only confirm five going back to the 1830's. They were in the society of Friends Church from England and settled in the Yadkin River valley of North Carolina in 1735. In England at that time period it was illegal to make violins, so they called themselves keeper of the Devils Instument. My blood is made from violin varnish and pine rosin. Winner of the 2010 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award. Don't no what to do with it, but it looks great on the wall.