Written by Marty May 2, 2012
Greetings from the workshop! Well, I am very close to finishing the violin I have been working on. The varnish is completed and I now move on to some very important fine details. Some of these details include: drilling the holes for the pegs,
cutting into the lower block for the saddle and cutting notches for the f holes.
I like these lines to be crisp. This is why I do these after the varnish is on, so the varnish does not heap into these areas and cause dis-coloration. These fine details can be very intense, because you cannot make a mistake. Last of all, I'll be cutting the bridge and setting it up.
It is exciting to soon see and hear the finished fine instrument...
I will write again on setting up the violin and pictures of the finished instrument.
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