Strings for the Redwood Violin

Strings for the Redwood Violin

The strings are the one part of the Redwood Violin that I am not planning to make myself. While it looks like a doable process it is quite involved and I simply dont have time at this point. A second reason is that modern synthetic strings sound different to...
Materials Review

Materials Review

I’ve been collecting materials for the Redwood Violin for a couple of months and now I have the wood that I need to get started. Heres a review of what I have and what it will be used for. There are still a few finishing materials like varnishes, dyes 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...