Beginning with a beautiful piece of maple back ready for shaping.
|Ribs before cutting |
Here is a wedge of wood cut from the back. It will be sliced into strips for the ribs or sides of the violin.
|Back roughly cut|
The wedge from which the ribs will be cut, has been removed from the back, and the basic shape of the violin begins to appear.
|Violin Top Joined|
Book matched wedges of spruce joined for top
|Ready for purfling|
Here the top and back have the purfling groove cut, and ready for fitting of the purfling.
|fitting of purfling|
Lengths of purfling being cut and fitted into the groove
Purfling glued into groove and trimmed down.
|Bass bar and f holes|
Bass bar fitted, after the f holes were cut in the top
|Body ready for closing|
The back is glued to the ribcage, and the top is ready to close the sound box, but first--!
Don't forget the label!
|Scroll carving |
Scroll being carved out from maple neck block
|Shaping of the neck|
Shaping of the neck before fitting to violin body.
Fingerboard shaped and fitted, neck glued to body.
|Violin in the white|
At last, ready for varnishing.