My Observations (Large and Small) About Violin Making and Restoration
Gluing on a fingerboard is not a hard job. On the other hand there’s a school that believes in making easy jobs hard, in this case
Set up correctly, a scraper should be able to pull shavings just like a plane. If all you are getting is dust, something is wrong.
For 14 years I taught violin making for every summer for the SCVMW. Sadly, the final (2020) workshop had to be cancelled due to Covid.
A recent phone call from the respected archtop guitar maker Dan Koentopp reminded me that his work should be interesting to violin makers as well as guitarists.
Hidden inside the top, the bass bar is one of the elegantly sculpted parts of the violin.
When we started a rental program, a friend warned me that I’d regret renting cellos. Here’s one reason why.
There are all sorts of ways to damage an instrument, and I’ve seen them all, I think.
No photo for this one–I’m just going to point you over to the first new article I’ve put up on my book site since 2012, an explanation of how I scan archings on violins with my carpenter’s laser.