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...
Vulture Hill Apple Orchard

Vulture Hill Apple Orchard

Chad and Andrea Frick. As you drive the hill around Sebastopol you will see many old apple orchards, white with blossom in the spring and warm with color in the fall. These orchards represent are an important cultural and historical legacy in our region, but sadly the...
Mike Center, Woodworker

Mike Center, Woodworker

Mike has always had woodwork in his life. Both his parents were woodworkers and throughout his career as a biologist he had some sort of wood shop going on. Since retiring he devotes more time to it and he now has a very nicely put together home shop in Santa Rosa. He...
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...