Interview with Don Jereb

Interview with Don Jereb

Don Jereb, Chairman of Sonoma County Woodworkers Association, came by my shop with a sample of propolis from bee hives that may be a useful wood or varnish coloring agent in the later stages of  the violin construction.   Sitting outside, in my rather nosy, back yard...
Young People’s Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal

Young People’s Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal

The Young Peoples Chamber Orchestra is a group sponsored by the Education Department of the Santa Rosa Symphony. It has around twenty members and, because they are all string players and are able to wear masks, their rehearsals for the spring season are going ahead....
The Redwood Violin Project – Origins

The Redwood Violin Project – Origins

I first had the idea of building a violin out of local materials back in 2015.  Starting from a personal interest in learning more about certain basic wood working processes, like making my own hide glue, the idea grew into a scheme involving first a blog, then the...