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I am trying to model a violin, but I am unsure how to make the coiled thingy at the top above the pegs:

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You could begin with a Curve > Curve Spiral > Archemedian (with the addon Add Curve: Extra Objects). Reduce its Radius Growth:

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Covert to mesh, extrude down:

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Fill the faces along the spiral:

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Flatten the top on the Z axis:

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Continue to model:

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Then at one point select all and Mesh > Symmetrize on the Z axis:

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