Fiddle Jameson: Cutting and trimming the purfling groove. Once the edge margins are smooth and finished, no bumps etc, that edge is used to guide the process of cutting the purfling groove. I set my CNC machine with a 1.4 mm bit 2mm off the table, and positioned the router forward from a guide pin. Once I’ve tested the dimensions on some scrap wood, I put the plate next to the guide pin and give the command for the router to go to 2mm. Once the router is lowered I carefully guide the plate edge around the guide pin. The router is only used for the long curves, once I get into the corners I retract the router and leave that work to be done by hand. The corners are finished off with the traditional, marker, knife, and purfling cleaning tool

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Fiddle Jameson: Cutting and trimming the purfling groove. Once the edge margins are smooth and finished, no bumps etc, that edge is used to guide the process of cutting the purfling groove. I set my CNC machine with a 1.4 mm bit 2mm off the table, and positioned the router forward from a guide pin. Once I’ve tested the dimensions on some scrap wood, I put the plate next to the guide pin and give the command for the router to go to 2mm. Once the router is lowered I carefully guide the plate edge around the guide pin. The router is only used for the long curves, once I get into the corners I retract the router and leave that work to be done by hand. The corners are finished off with the traditional, marker, knife, and purfling cleaning tool.
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Fiddle Jameson: Trimming the margins. Once the ledge for the top and bottom plates is a uniform 4.3 mm then the top and bottom plates are “tacked” glued to the blocks. The rib out line is then used to trim the plate edge margins to 2.5mm. I use the CNC machine to “rough” out the margins. By fastening a guide pin on the CNC table and then positioning the router bit about 5mm from the edge I can move the instrument body against the guide pin to get a uniform edge margin. Once the edge is consistent, I can move the CNC router 1/2 to a 1/10 of a mm towards the body to sneak up on my final measurements. As with the ledge, I bring the CNC within .3 to .5 mm and then finish by hand for those final 1/10ths

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Fiddle Jameson: Trimming the margins. Once the ledge for the top and bottom plates is a uniform 4.3 mm then the top and bottom plates are “tacked” glued to the blocks. The rib out line is then used to trim the plate edge margins to 2.5mm. I use the CNC machine to “rough” out the margins. By fastening a guide pin on the CNC table and then positioning the router bit about 5mm from the edge I can move the instrument body against the guide pin to get a uniform edge margin. Once the edge is consistent, I can move the CNC router 1/2 to a 1/10 of a mm towards the body to sneak up on my final measurements. As with the ledge, I bring the CNC within .3 to .5 mm and then finish by hand for those final 1/10ths. .
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Fiddle Jameson: Marking the rib outline on the top and back plates and rough carving the arching

Fiddle Jameson: Marking the rib outline on the top and back plates and rough carving the arching

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Fiddle Jameson: Marking the rib outline on the top and back plates and rough carving the arching. #violin #viola #fiddle #5stringfiddle #violinJameson #fiddlejamesen
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Fiddle Jameson: Corner blocks all trimmed, ribs bent and glued on the form

Fiddle Jameson: Corner blocks all trimmed, ribs bent and glued on the form

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Fiddle Jameson: Templates refined. A bit narrower in the waist to accommodate the 5 strings

Fiddle Jameson: Templates refined. A bit narrower in the waist to accommodate the 5 strings

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Fiddle Jameson: Templates refined. A bit narrower in the waist to accommodate the 5 strings. #violin #viola #fiddle #5stringfiddle #violinJameson #fiddlejamesen
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