Blog #43: Starting the Violin/Scroll

Blog #43:  Starting the Violin/Scroll Today I started my next commission..a violin.  I picked out the wood with the customer last week.  I like the choice of wood; a one piece back with a European Spruce top.  I got a good start on the day..  I glued the block onto the mold and made some progress on the scroll.  I think I have made at least 8 violins on this particular mold.  It is a Strad pattern.  I do love making violins..it is so rooted in the Renaissance where it is workmanship and craft as well as art. Enjoy the pics. Martin
carving the outline

carving the outline

 
scroll saw

scroll saw

 
glueing the blocks

glueing the blocks

preparing the blocks

preparing the blocks

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