Kalia Kliban turns pegs for the Redwood Violin

Kalia Kliban turns pegs for the Redwood Violin

I talked with woodturner Kalia Kliban back in December about making some pegs for the violin. She had cleared some time in her schedule, done some research, made some jigs and tools and was now ready to turn the pegs. We visited her shop in late February to watch the...

New Theme tune for The Redwood Violin

I’m very excited to be able to add a theme tune to the Redwood Violin videos. High school Junior, Gwendolyn Thalia Przyjazna, composed this musical signature which I feel captures the optimistic and exploratory essence of the Redwood Violin Project. Redwood...
Greg Zall and Mark Tindley, Fine woodworking and marquetry.

Greg Zall and Mark Tindley, Fine woodworking and marquetry.

Mark Tindley and Greg Zall do high end woodwork from furniture to cabinetry. Their biggest distinction is their spectacular marquetry work. A tour of the shop and a just completed project Their shop is in a semi-rural setting on the edge of Petaluma in a couple of the...
Violin Pegs

Violin Pegs

Materials Violin pegs are normally made of a hard wood, the most commonly used are ebony and rosewood. The favorite wood for the high end pegs that you’ll see on Stradivari violins is English boxwood, stained to a honey color with nitric acid. English box pegs...