To make it playable, I first need to fix the peg holes. It's basically a fill and drill job. So no problem. I didn't like how one of the holes came out, so I am re-doing that hole. Due to time, wear, and what I suspect was someone doing a terrible job in making the holes bigger, I had to redo the holes. Luckily, I have a source that sells maple dowel rods.
The next thing to do was to make a new bridge. The old one was warped and didn't fit right. I am thankful for my violin book giving advice on how to make one. I had to really take the bridge down a ways since the angle of the neck is very flat. I am very happy in how the bridge has turned out.
The one thing I was not looking forward to doing was installing the soundpost. I have to put a tiny stick underneath the foot of the bridge. Luckily, my violin book told me a great way to put it in using wire, and an installing tool. (Note: it can be seen in the pictures.)
So the next moves are to:
1. Let the glue dry.
2. Re-bore the D peg hole.
3. If everything fits, then I put the bridge in place.
4. String her up. Tune her up.
5. Play "Devil Went Down To Georgia."
So in just a day or so my little, old violin will be up and playing.