Photo Essay of the Violin Making Process

A comprehensive photos essay about the violin making process.
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FF Holes, Bass Bar
Drilling Eyes
Drilling Eyes

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Cutting FFs
Cutting FFs

The FF holes are first layed out. The eyes are then drilled out using special circle cutters, then the connecting bar is roughly sawed out.

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Finished End
Finished End

Once the bar is shaped, the ends are trimmed.

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Drilling Eyes
Drilling Eyes

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The FF holes are first laid out.  The eyes of the holes are cut first, after which the connecting bars are roughly cut out with a saw.  A knife is used to cut the final line.