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… Read more »
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.… Read more »
You are probably slightly aware of something moving around inside your violin, but here’s how it starts, as a mess in some deep corner.… Read more »
Here’s a repair! I guess someone felt that a shim was needed under the board. I’m not even sure what the fix was supposed to be fixing. From this view, outside, I couldn’t see what I was looking at. Removing the board, I found a spruce shim of sorts. I still don’t know what the mess […]
Workshop, the Wi-i-ide view!
Things have been busy in the shop. I’ve got some help now, someone who does really fine bow work, whom I worked with 25 years ago—James Min—is doing our bow rehairs and repairs two days a week. When you follow this link, you’ll see why I don’t show the photo at its full size in […]
Pinpricks and Dimples
There’s a tool in Stradivari’s collection of tools that’s designed to prick depth marks to be used in the graduation of the plates. It looks somewhat like the sketch above, which is a drawing of the device I made for use in my own shop. It is used to punch holes to a depth that […]