Viola Primrose : Trimming the corners on the viola ribs. The maple sides are steam bent around a form. (The only steam bending on a violin/viola, the plates are carved). The upper and lower bouts meet the C-bouts at a mitre, that when viewed from the end looks like a single rib with no seam. The knife cuts are made from the outside in from both directions. This avoids a tear-out if the knife were to cut outward over the thin maple end grain. Filed to a nice square finish

Viola Primrose : Trimming the corners on the viola ribs. The maple sides are steam bent around a form. (The only steam bending on a violin/viola, the plates are carved). The upper and lower bouts meet the C-bouts at a mitre, that when viewed from the end looks like a single rib with no seam. The knife cuts are made from the outside in from both directions. This avoids a tear-out if the knife were to cut outward over the thin maple end grain. Filed to a nice square finish

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Viola Primrose : Trimming the corners on the viola ribs. The maple sides are steam bent around a form. (The only steam bending on a violin/viola, the plates are carved). The upper and lower bouts meet the C-bouts at a mitre, that when viewed from the end looks like a single rib with no seam. The knife cuts are made from the outside in from both directions. This avoids a tear-out if the knife were to cut outward over the thin maple end grain. Filed to a nice square finish.

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Violin Niccolo: varnishing another coat

Violin Niccolo: varnishing another coat

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Violin Niccolo: varnishing another coat…
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Violin Onalee: tidying up the edges on Onalee

Violin Onalee: tidying up the edges on Onalee

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Violin Onalee: tidying up the edges on Onalee

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Peg making day:-). Patagonia Rosewood. Janko hardness 3840

Peg making day:-). Patagonia Rosewood.  Janko hardness 3840

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Peg making day:-). Patagonia Rosewood. Janko hardness 3840. #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #violinmaker #whatsonmybench #violinist
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Violin Niccolo Varnishing: He will be complete in time for Christmas. So if you are thinking of a Holiday gift that will be used for a lifetime…. Niccolo will be ready for Saint Nick’s bag

Violin Niccolo Varnishing:  He will be complete in time for Christmas. So if you are thinking of a Holiday gift that will be used for a lifetime…. Niccolo will be ready for Saint Nick’s bag

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Violin Niccolo Varnishing: He will be complete in time for Christmas. So if you are thinking of a Holiday gift that will be used for a lifetime…. Niccolo will be ready for Saint Nick’s bag 🙂 #giftidea
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Violin Onalee: glueing the purfling in the grooves. Purfling, besides being beautiful, is a strip of wood with the grain running parallel to the plate edges. If the edges get impacted, the purfling stops any cracks from going inside the purfling line of the plates. Purfling: crack damage insurance

Violin Onalee: glueing the purfling in the grooves. Purfling, besides being beautiful, is a strip of wood with the grain running parallel to the plate edges. If the edges get impacted, the purfling stops any cracks from going inside the purfling line of the plates.  Purfling: crack damage insurance

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Violin Onalee: glueing the purfling in the grooves. Purfling, besides being beautiful, is a strip of wood with the grain running parallel to the plate edges. If the edges get impacted, the purfling stops any cracks from going inside the purfling line of the plates. Purfling: crack damage insurance.. #violinonalee #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #violinmaker #whatsonmybench #violinist
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Violin Onalee: sinking the edges and feathering into the arching. The top of the plate(to the left) is well under way. The edges on the bottom of the plate are rough just after glueing in the purfling. Working in near darkness provides focused light to illuminate the Violins gentle curves, and mostly importantly any bumps

Violin Onalee: sinking the edges and feathering into the arching. The top of the plate(to the left) is well under way. The edges on the bottom of the plate are rough just after glueing in the purfling. Working in near darkness provides focused light to illuminate the Violins gentle curves, and mostly importantly any bumps

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Violin Onalee: sinking the edges and feathering into the arching. The top of the plate(to the left) is well under way. The edges on the bottom of the plate are rough just after glueing in the purfling. Working in near darkness provides focused light to illuminate the Violins gentle curves, and mostly importantly any bumps… #violinonalee #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #violinmaker #whatsonmybench #violinist
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Violin Onalee: cutting out the Sound holes. One of the most identifying elements of a violin is the sound holes; the layout, shape, and execution. Before I start the process, I drink a nice cup of Kava Kava tea, play some meditative music, mellow centered and a steady hand

Violin Onalee: cutting out the Sound holes. One of the most identifying elements of a violin is the sound holes; the layout, shape, and execution. Before I start the process, I drink a nice cup of Kava Kava tea, play some meditative music, mellow centered and a steady hand

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Violin Onalee: cutting out the Sound holes. One of the most identifying elements of a violin is the sound holes; the layout, shape, and execution. Before I start the process, I drink a nice cup of Kava Kava tea, play some meditative music, mellow centered and a steady hand… #violinonalee #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #violinmaker #whatsonmybench #violinist
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Violin Onalee: Drawing the sound holes. Templates may be faster, but I like the process of laying out the upper and lower eyes then connecting all this curves with a pencil (and a fair amount of erasure, until it looks just right

Violin Onalee:  Drawing the sound holes. Templates may be faster, but I like the process of laying out the upper and lower eyes then connecting all this curves with a pencil (and a fair amount of erasure, until it looks just right

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Violin Onalee: Drawing the sound holes. Templates may be faster, but I like the process of laying out the upper and lower eyes then connecting all this curves with a pencil (and a fair amount of erasure, until it looks just right…). #violinonalee #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #violinmaker #whatsonmybench #violinist
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Violin Onalee: Graduating the plates. The beam caliper is similar to what Stradivarius used. I use carving gouges until I’m within .5 mm, then finger planes and finally scrappers. Also, the modern dial caliper is used when within .5 mm, It’s more accurate than the beam calipers, but takes a bit more time. How do I know when I’m done? First the plate weight then the modal tone frequencies. The frequencies are a function of the plate density which is a function of weight and volume. Every piece of wood from every tree is different, making the measurements mandatory for high quality tone. And the really cool thing is— every violin is a unique creation

Violin Onalee: Graduating the plates. The beam caliper is similar to what Stradivarius used. I use carving gouges until I’m within .5 mm, then finger planes and finally scrappers. Also, the modern dial caliper is used when within .5 mm, It’s more accurate than the beam calipers, but takes a bit more time.  How do I know when I’m done? First the plate weight then the modal tone frequencies.  The frequencies are a function of the plate density which is a function of weight and volume. Every piece of wood from every tree is different, making the measurements mandatory for high quality tone. And the really cool thing is— every violin is a unique creation

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Violin Onalee: Graduating the plates. The beam caliper is similar to what Stradivarius used. I use carving gouges until I’m within .5 mm, then finger planes and finally scrappers. Also, the modern dial caliper is used when within .5 mm, It’s more accurate than the beam calipers, but takes a bit more time. How do I know when I’m done? First the plate weight then the modal tone frequencies. The frequencies are a function of the plate density which is a function of weight and volume. Every piece of wood from every tree is different, making the measurements mandatory for high quality tone. And the really cool thing is— every violin is a unique creation!! #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #violinmaker #whatsonmybench #violinist
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