Violinmaking at last! Making the Ribs

Violinmaking at last! Making the Ribs

I’ve finally got started on making the Redwood Violin. At last I’m going to start to find out how my substitute materials will work. Comparing woods On the ribs (sides) I get to use three of the woods that I’ve collected. The applewood planes and...
Re-sawing the applewood

Re-sawing the applewood

I normally get the wood for my violins in billets from Europe, pre-sawn to sizes that are easily digestible by a violinmaker. For that reason I’ve never bothered to acquire the machines that most modern wood shops have. The applewood came in a nice five by two...

Re-sawing the apple wood

A set of conventional wood to build a violin.The billets are cut to accommodate (left to right) a neck and scroll, sides, a top, a back. I normally buy the wood that I need for the back, top, sides and neck of the violin from specialist violin suppliers in Europe. The...