Violin Process Moving Along

Hello everyone!  I've got to say, the weather here in upstate is great!  I know we didn't have much of a winter, but I am looking forward to Spring.  Well... in the workshop, the plates for the violin commission I am working on are graduated and tuned.
Carving Inside

Carving Inside

Scraping

Scraping

I cut out the f-holes using my coping saw and sharp bridge knife.  Cutting out the f-holes had such a flow to it!
Preparing to Cut

Preparing to Cut

Coping Saw

Coping Saw

Cutting

Cutting

I have the Bass bar in position and glued in.  This helps support the G string side and transmits the bass note through the top.
Fitting Bass Bar

Fitting Bass Bar

All Fit

All Fit

Now I am ready to close the box.
Set to Close

Set to Close

I am also working on the scroll.  The scroll lends itself to the artistic expression of flow and beauty.
Sawing out Scroll

Sawing out Scroll

I want you all to know I do appreciate your comments.  I think in this day and age in which we live, when people are so far removed from process...this Blog is a helpful tool to involve people with the process of instrument making.  Enjoy! Martin  

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