Nearing completion of my latest violin

Nearing completion of my latest violin

February 2014

 

My last post ended with a photo of the purfling glued into the channel. After trimming the purfling and finalizing the outside arching, I flipped the plate over and began thicknessing the inside. I have a thickness punch that I use to create guides for gouging and planning. After getting things close to the final thicknesses, I cut the f-holes in the front. I fit a bassbar to the front and completed my final plate tuning to bring the top and back to their finished thicknesses. I’ve been working on the scroll all along, and have included a few photos of it in progress. Next up is to complete the scroll and set the neck!

insidefrontthicknessing

 

fholelayout

 

insidefholes

 

backribstop

 

finalassembly

 

scrollinprogress

 

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