Written by Marty March 21, 2012
Putting in the Purfling:
Well, I have been putting the purfling (inlay) in around the edges. I am using a scribing tool that makes two light scores all around the edge. I score it in flowingly, as if I am doing a brush stroke with a paint brush.
After much scoring, I pull the wood out of the channel that I just scored. I then, bend and cut the purfling and press it into place.
You want to have tight, elegant corners. In violin making, you don't just want to make a tight fit, but also an artistic flow as well.
I am also working on getting ready to fit the neck in. All is going very well.
Like I said before, I do appreciate your comments. It is wonderful to bring people into an appreciation of the process.
Until next time,
Take Care, Martin
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