Sunday, January 6, 2008

Made some progress....

I made some progress over the last few days. I got the soundpost cut and fitted, and I also glued the back on the ribs, so now the box is complete: front, back, ribs, and neck. Still to do are the nut and the endrest, then it'll be time to do the purfling. For those of you who are new to this, the purfling is a long strip consisting of a thin sandwich of black and white veneer about 1/16" thick. A channel is cut around the edge of the face and the back of the violin, and the purfling is inlaid in it and trimmed flush. It's there partly for decoration, but mostly because it keeps the plates (face and back) from splitting. I hope to get started on that tomorrow.

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