Posts by Laura

Varnish Progress

Varnish Progress Spring 2018   The violin from my previous post that was set up in the white. Here’s a progress shot. It will be antiqued. This is about half way through the...

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Huberman Strad in the white 2018

Set up “in the white” Winter 2018 Sometimes deadlines are hard to meet! I needed this violin completed for several musicians to try, but I wasn’t able to get the varnishing done in time. Luckily, a violin can be set up and played with out varnish. It gives an idea of what the violin will sound like. The violin sounded great! I was able to show it off, then remove all the fittings and start the varnishing...

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Huberman Strad 2018

Purfling Party Winter 2018 Purlfing isn’t just for looks (though it does a nice job of outlining the violin). The purfling also protects the instrument from cracks that might start in the edge. The purfling is inlayed in the top, acting as a barrier to edge...

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Tapestry Music Victoria

A visit to Tapestry Music in Victoria Fall 2017 I had the pleasure of visiting Meg at the new Tapestry Music in Victoria. I’ve been busy in the shop this season building violins and haven’t posted as much as usual.I brought these lovely violins. They are available to try. A Guarneri model made in 2012, and a freshly converted Northern Sun...

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Oskar C. Meinel Sound Post Crack Repair

Oskar C. Meinel violin Sound Post Crack Repair August 2017   Sound post crack The top is removed The label with stamp The top sealed in a vacuum bag in preparation for pouring the plaster The plaster is poured in the mold, with a backing piece of wood placed on top The cast that will support the top during the repair The bed of the patch- the wood is removed and new wood will fit into the area Fitting the patch The patch is glued and excess wood is removed The completed patch A few cleats The top is ready to be glued to the body Clamping the top on the ribs The violin is ready to go- with a new soundpost fitted...

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