Sunday, December 30, 2007
Well, I *thought* I was going to precut the soundpost today, but when I picked up the back of the fiddle, I discovered that it was a bit lumpy on the inside. I thought that I'd finished that. So I scraped and sanded and tried to plane--for some reason my best violin plane was biting of chunks--and I scraped and sanded some more, but the lumps didn't want to go away. Finally I tried riffler files, and the problem was solved in just a few minutes. Unfortunately, I was too tired and frustrated to continue, so I quit for the night.