Violin Regina: fitting purfling

Violin Regina: fitting purfling

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Violin Regina: fitting purfling.
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Our teapot had a little wooden handle on the top that fell apart due to the intense steam. I figured that an ebony Violin Pegg would be about as durable as anything! So an old violin Peg found its new life as the lid handle to our teapot.

Our teapot had a little wooden handle on the top that fell apart due to the intense steam. I figured that an ebony Violin Pegg would be about as durable as anything! So an old violin Peg found its  new life as the lid handle to our teapot.

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Our teapot had a little wooden handle on the top that fell apart due to the intense steam. I figured that an ebony Violin Pegg would be about as durable as anything! So an old violin Peg found its new life as the lid handle to our teapot., Howery Violins, Normal

Violin varnish workshop. I spent the week of April 22nd at the violin varnish workshop with Joe Robson, Marilyn Wallin, Todd Goldenberg and many others. What a lot to absorb

Violin varnish workshop. I spent the week of April 22nd at the violin varnish workshop with Joe Robson, Marilyn Wallin, Todd Goldenberg and many others. What a lot to absorb

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Violin varnish workshop. I spent the week of April 22nd at the violin varnish workshop with Joe Robson, Marilyn Wallin, Todd Goldenberg and many others. What a lot to absorb… #violin #viola #luthier #violinmaker #ameliaisland #chicagoschoolofviolinmaking #jacksonville #staugustine #stmarys #brunswickga #savannah, Howery Violins, Normal

Viola Primrose : All together ready for the Balsam ground. A viola jack-o-lantern

Viola Primrose : All together ready for the Balsam ground. A viola jack-o-lantern

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Viola Primrose : All together ready for the Balsam ground. A viola jack-o-lantern.

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Viola Primrose: Purfling scroll. Having fun while trimming the edges

Viola Primrose:  Purfling scroll.  Having fun while trimming the edges

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Viola Primrose: Purfling scroll. Having fun while trimming the edges. #violaprimrose

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Viola Primrose: purfling groves cut top and bottom, purfling bent and fit. Now the delicate corner mitres.. slow, focus, centered

Viola Primrose: purfling groves cut top and bottom, purfling bent and fit. Now the delicate corner mitres.. slow, focus, centered

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Viola Primrose: purfling groves cut top and bottom, purfling bent and fit. Now the delicate corner mitres.. slow, focus, centered.
#violaprimrose

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Viola Primrose: Steady progress I’m going to a workshop the third week of April and this viola will to have the balsam ground complete at least two weeks prior to Joe Robson’s violin varnish workshop. So, rather than spending time posting to social media, I’ve been working steadily on getting this instrument ready. I really enjoy mono-tasking; focusing on simply making Violins, or violas in this case.

Viola Primrose: Steady progress I’m going to a workshop the third week of April and this viola will to have the balsam ground complete at least two weeks prior to Joe Robson’s violin varnish workshop. So, rather than spending time posting to social media, I’ve been working steadily on getting this instrument ready. I really enjoy mono-tasking; focusing on simply making  Violins, or violas in this case.

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Viola Primrose: Steady progress I’m going to a workshop the third week of April and this viola will to have the balsam ground complete at least two weeks prior to Joe Robson’s violin varnish workshop. So, rather than spending time posting to social media, I’ve been working steadily on getting this instrument ready. I really enjoy mono-tasking; focusing on simply making Violins, or violas in this case., Howery Violins, Normal

Viola Primerose: Graduating the top plate of the viola. Could I use CNC for this work? yes. Would it provide the quality of sound I’m pursuing? no. While working down to 5mm even thickness in the graduating I often think to myself, “this is tedious work.” Then as the graduation moves thinner than 5mm the wood starts to come alive. Each stroke of the finger plane starts to have a distinct tone, and as each area gets thinner the sounds change more rapidly. Holding the plate up to a light illuminates the thin and thinner portions. The plane blade glides through the wood or starts to turn up curls necessitating a change of direction. Graduating by hand lets you see, feel, and hear the wood. Getting to know that specific piece of spruce. Knowing and understanding the wood will lead me in drawing out the tone of the plate, and eventually the tone and character of the completed instrument. With CNC you just know the dimensions, not the soul of the sound

Viola Primerose: Graduating the top plate of the viola. Could I use CNC for this work? yes. Would it provide the quality of sound I’m pursuing? no. While working down to 5mm even thickness in the graduating I often think to myself, “this is tedious work.” Then as the graduation moves thinner than 5mm the wood starts to come alive. Each stroke of the finger plane starts to have a distinct tone, and as each area gets thinner the sounds change more rapidly. Holding the plate up to a light illuminates the thin and thinner portions. The plane blade glides through the wood or starts to turn up curls necessitating a change of direction. Graduating by hand lets you see, feel, and hear the wood. Getting to know that specific piece of spruce. Knowing and understanding the wood will lead me in drawing out the tone of the plate, and eventually the tone and character of the completed instrument. 
With CNC you just know the dimensions, not the soul of the sound

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Viola Primerose: Graduating the top plate of the viola. Could I use CNC for this work? yes. Would it provide the quality of sound I’m pursuing? no. While working down to 5mm even thickness in the graduating I often think to myself, “this is tedious work.” Then as the graduation moves thinner than 5mm the wood starts to come alive. Each stroke of the finger plane starts to have a distinct tone, and as each area gets thinner the sounds change more rapidly. Holding the plate up to a light illuminates the thin and thinner portions. The plane blade glides through the wood or starts to turn up curls necessitating a change of direction. Graduating by hand lets you see, feel, and hear the wood. Getting to know that specific piece of spruce. Knowing and understanding the wood will lead me in drawing out the tone of the plate, and eventually the tone and character of the completed instrument.
With CNC you just know the dimensions, not the soul of the sound.

#orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #violinist
#orchestra #symphony #florida #Georgia #luthier ##violinist #violinmaker #whatsonmybench #violin #chambermusic #violinist
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